When chart-topping country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) sat down with songwriter friends Jon Nite and Justin Ebach to write a song inspired by the Lionsgate original motion picture, The Shack, as well as Shay’s impending fatherhood, “When I Pray For You” practically wrote itself. In celebration of the The Shack‘s March 3 nationwide release, the Platinum-selling pair will perform the emotionally charged ballad on NBC’s TODAY on Wednesday morning, after attending the film’s New York premiere the evening before. Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 3.
The “velvet-voiced duo” (Rolling Stone Country) is up for two awards at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 2 in Las Vegas. Dan + Shay were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year as well as New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year recently and will perform around the awards, The Week Vegas Goes Country! It’s the group’s fourth consecutive ACM nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year.
After their sold-out, critically acclaimed debut at the Ryman Auditorium last week, the duo “famous for their tight harmonies” (The Tennessean) will continue their Obsessed Tour March 23 in Portland, Oregon, with dates across the U.S. and Canada through the spring.
DAN + SHAY OBSESSED TOUR DATES
Mar. 23 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Ore.**
Mar. 24 – Showbox SoDo, Seattle, Wash.**
Mar. 25 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC**
Mar. 26 – Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, Wash.**
Mar. 28 – Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah**
Mar. 29 – Livewire, Scottsdale, Ariz.**
Apr. 6 – 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, Mich.**
Apr. 7 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich.**
Apr. 9 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Ind.**
Apr. 13 – The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Md.**
Apr. 14 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, N.J.**
Apr. 15 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, Pa.**
Apr. 20 – Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, Neb.**
Apr. 21 – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, Kansas City, Mo.**
Apr. 22 – Maryville University, Chesterfield, Mo.**
*Denotes special guest Bailey Bryan
**Denotes special guest Jackie Lee
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