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Dan + Shay Bonded Over Music and Horror Movies

Image courtesy of Warner Music Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Warner Music Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Dan + Shay 's Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney met at a party just over a year ago, and they've been hanging out together making music ever since.

Shay tells ABC News Radio, " I think the reason that this whole thing has worked out is we have that mutual respect musically and just as people. We like hanging out and that's kind of how it started out."

In addition to making music together, Dan and Shay love watching movies during their downtime on the road. Shay's a huge fan of comedies like Anchorman , while Dan prefers blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises . They find some middle ground on horror movies though.

Dan says, "We're always like, 'You wanna watch a horror film?' That's our thing. But I love The Ring . That's a scary one. It still holds up. I'm still terrified of that one."

Shay adds, "We'll have to watch The Ring pretty soon. We're actually gonna screen it instead of performing. We're just gonna watch The Ring . It's gonna be fun."

In all seriousness, Dan + Shay will be singing songs from their just-released debut album, Where It All Began , Thursday night in Huntsville, AL.

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