Who is Dan Smyers?

Daniel Smyers was born on 16 August 1987, in Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a songwriter as well as a singer, best known for being one half of the country music duo called Dan + Shay. The two have released numerous popular singles and albums throughout their career.

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The Net Worth of Dan Smyers

How rich is Dan Smyers? As of late-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in the music industry. Aside from their music releases, the duo has also been responsible for writing songs performed by other popular artists. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Dan was raised by his parents in Wexford, and has Japanese, Irish, German, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry. While he was interested in music at a young age, he never really thought of it as a career while he attended North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH). The school dates back its history to 1974, and has over 1,200 students in attendance annually. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to study for a degree in finance, while also playing for the school’s football team.

The private university is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was founded in 1900, since when the university has grown internationally, with over a dozen degree-granting locations around the world, including Qatar and Silicon Valley. They enroll over 13,000 students from 109 countries annually, and have been responsible for helping develop numerous prominent personalities from Nobel Prize winners, to award winning actors.

Dan + Shay

Smyers met Shay Mooney in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 and the two started writing songs together the day after they met. His music partner had been actively pursuing a music career since leaving college and was a solo artist for T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Entertainment. He was also a member of groups called Transition and Bonaventure, before they decided on forming Dan + Shay. The first song they wrote together was considered by Rascal Flatts, and after two months they had multiple publishing offers, before deciding to sign with Warner/Chappell. In 2013, they released their debut single entitled “19 You + Me” which received positive reviews.

Dan + Shay

This would lead to their debut album entitled “Where It All Began” which was released the following year, and was produced with Scott Hendricks. Their second single “Show You Off” was released shortly afterwards, and they then performed on “The Ellen Show”. During the same year, they made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry, and received a nomination at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. In 2015, they achieved their first number one Country Airplay song with their third single – “Nothin’ Like You”.  They then toured as the opening act for Hunter Hayes on his We’re Not Invisible Tour.

Continued Touring and Recent Releases

The duo also worked with Blake Shelton in his Ten Times Crazier Tour, before headlining their own 10-date tour called Where It All Began Tour. Afterwards, they collaborated with Hunter Hayes once more in a tour called Tattoo (Your Name) Tour. They then announced a tour called Just the Right Kind of Crazy for which they travelled through the Midwest and eastern US. Following the tour, they released the single “From the Ground Up”, which is intended to be the first single of their sophomore album.

In 2016 they released their second single – “How Not To” – which reached the top of the Country Airplay charts once more. The following year they released “Road Trippin”, the third single of the album. After the release of their album, they then took a year to write new songs, and then released “Tequila” which would be a part of their self-titled third studio album. The single became their highest charting song in the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching the top 40. They also collaborated with Kelly Clarkson for the single “Keeping Score”, and released “Dan + Shay (The Vocals).” He stated in an interview that some of his influences include Goo Goo Dolls and the Foo Fighters. He also enjoys the music of Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Rascal Flatts.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, it is known that Smyers married Abby Law in 2017, after being in a relationship for many years, and engaged for a year – he proposed while they were on a vacation in Hawaii. She has appeared as a cameo in the Dan + Shay’s video for the single “Speechless”. The couple own four rescue dogs. The two met in an animal rescue center and have a shared passion towards rescue animals.

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Similar to numerous music artists, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Twitter on which he has over 190,000 followers, and where he states that one of his missions is to save dogs. He’s been using the platform to promote music while also giving updates about some of his duo’s recent endeavors, including being nominated at the Country Music Awards. Another account he has is on Instagram on which he has close to 200,000 followers. He uses the platform to give a bit of insight into his personal life, including photos with his wife.

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