Chart-topping Country Duo Join the Network’s Fourth of July Audio Special
NEW YORK, NY – June 13, 2018 –Along with fireworks, pool parties, barbecues, and trips to the beach, Westwood One is celebrating Independence Day with its annual Celebrate the USA holiday music special featuring multi-platinum Warner Bros. recording artists Dan + Shay, who will host the all-star birthday party for America.
Westwood One’s holiday music specials, with Country’s biggest and brightest star hosts, have become a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers.
Dan + Shay will share their 4th of July memories and play some of their music in this four-hour holiday special. They will also leave you “Speechless” with great summertime music from Country stars Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, and many more artists, who will also share some of their favorite July 4th holiday stories.
Dan + Shay’s third album, the self-titled Dan + Shay, comes out on June 22 and features their current Top 5 single “Tequila.” The duo recently performed the global hit on the 2018 CMT Music Awards where its music video, which has accumulated over 22 million views, was awarded Duo Video of the Year. With additional performances of the song at both the 53rd ACM Awards and ELLEN earlier this year, “Tequila” continues to gain momentum, racking up over 100 million on-demand streams and earning coveted slots on multiple playlists, including Spotify’s Global Viral 50. All four tracks from their forthcoming album – “Tequila,” “All to Myself,” “Speechless,” and “Alone Together” — have earned a spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist upon release.
The platinum-selling duo, performing on TODAY’s Summer Concert Series June 25, will be out on the road with Rascal Flatts for their “Back To Us” Tour through the summer. Sure to be a staple in their set are platinum-certified “19 You + Me” and gold-certified No. 1 “Nothin’ Like You,” off Where It All Began, the debut album that made them the first new country duo in Soundscan recorded history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. Their follow-up Obsessed included additional No. 1 songs like platinum-certified “From the Ground Up” and gold-certified “How Not To.”
Stations can air Westwood One’s Celebrate the USA with Dan + Shay any time Saturday, June 30 through Sunday, July 8, 2018, between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Country@WestwoodOne.com.
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