Dan + Shay’s recently released album Obsessed, featuring their second consecutive Gold-certified chart-topping single “From The Ground Up,” and newest single “Nothin’ Like You,” follows their 2014 debut Where It All Began, which made them the first new country duo in SoundScan-recorded history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. The album included the debut single, “19 You + Me” which earned RIAA Platinum certification, and their first No. 1 single, “Nothin’ Like You,” which earned RIAA Gold certification. Racking up more than 48 million YouTube views, the pair has impressively sold more than two million digital tracks and more than 500,000 album equivalents to date, including 200 million streams. They just collected their third consecutive nomination for CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year award and have previously earned three nominations for ACM Vocal Duo of the Year as well as nods for American Country Countdown Awards, CMT Awards, and Radio Disney Music Awards. The pair recently announced the Obsessed Tour with 15 dates across the U.S. and Canada this November and December.
Bailey Bryan, 18, grew up playing and singing on the streets in front of her favorite taco stand in the small town of Sequim, WA. She is a storyteller with words and melodies that capture her generation, but are wisely crafted beyond her years. While she may have country roots, her music is diverse and unique with wide-spanned influences from the Dixie Chicks to Drake to Red Hot Chili Peppers. She has opened for acts such as Macklemore and Sara Evans, proving to blur the genre lines and winning over audiences of all types.
At the age of seven, she met future publisher and mentor, Becki Devries of Kompass Music Publishing in Nashville, at a music worship service in Washington. Becki recalls,” I knew Bailey had talent even then, but when I came back to the island to visit family in the summer of 2013, I held a songwriting seminar that Bailey attended. It was then that I realized she had the whole package. Without any training at all, she was already an impressive songwriter at a really young age.”
Bailey signed an exclusive music publishing agreement with Kompass later that year, and began making monthly trips to Nashville to hone her songwriting craft. Bailey reflects, “I always jumped at the chance to sing and play my guitar in front of people, but when I started writing songs when I was 12, music became an even bigger part of my life. Being able to share my heart and experiences with other people through my music became my purpose and my passion”.
Shortly after Bailey relocated to Nashville, she inked a first-ever joint recording deal with Warner Music Nashville and 300 Entertainment out of New York. Her debut single, Own It, a dance-worthy, autobiographical anthem that encourages others to live blatantly and embrace their flaws, is available now.