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Dan+Shay to Headline Pre-Race Concert
A sound all their own, platinum-selling country act Dan + Shay will bring their unique blend of country, rock and pop to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway frontstretch stage on Sunday, Sept. 24. The Nashville-based duo will perform a 45-minute pre-race concert at 11:00 a.m. prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 playoff race.
"I know where I'll be on Sunday at 11 o'clock - rocking out to Dan and Shay on our frontstretch with thousands of our awesome fans," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "I think what these guys bring to the table and the type of music they play will really provide something for everyone. I am immensely excited to have Dan and Shay be a part of our ISM Connect 300 pre-race festivities."
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney began their careers after meeting in Nashville in 2012. Smyers attended Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University in his home state of Pennsylvania, while Mooney, a native of Arkansas, began his career as a solo act.
"We're excited and honored to be a part of this event," said Mooney. "NASCAR crowds are some of the most energetic and fun crowds we get to play for, and we know our New Hampshire fans will bring it like they always do."
Dan + Shay's sophomore album "Obsessed," featuring current single "Road Trippin'," debuted earlier this year and follows their 2014 "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 60 million YouTube views, the pair has impressively sold more than 2.2 million digital tracks and more than 620,000 album equivalents to date, including 240 million streams. Their first single off "Obsessed," "From The Ground Up" earned RIAA Gold certification and marked their second to hit the top of the charts. They have earned three consecutive nominations for both ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and CMA's Vocal Duo of the Year award as well as nods for an American Country Countdown Awards, CMT Awards, and Radio Disney Music Awards.
Dan + Shay's stop at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be a part of their Obsessed Tour.
The concert is free to anyone with a ticket to the ISM Connect 300, while stage-front access can be attained by purchasing a Pre-Race Pit Pass. The ISM Connect 300 is the second race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and will drop the green flag on NBCSN at 2:00 p.m.