How Not To from Dan + Shay is the #1 song on CISN Country’s American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, better known as country duo Dan + Shay, have a lot to be excited about in recent months. Mooney welcomed a son, Asher James, in January; Smyers married longtime girlfriend Abby Law last month; the two just played their biggest headlining show to date at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater during CMA Fest; and they just earned their third consecutive #1 with their most recent single “How Not To.”
What was the inspiration for the “How Not To” video concept? The song itself is about addiction and not being able to let someone go, but we decided to put a little spin on it rather than the traditional country music video out in the middle of the field, “With Arms Wide Open” style. We decided to change it up a little bit and tackle an issue and that issue is alcoholism.
A lot of families struggle with that, and we brought light to it it’s a positive ending at the end of the video, in typical Dan + Shay fashion. Two folks fall in love at AA meetings and through love they get through their struggles together. They come out on top at the end, which is an awesome thing and I’m sure it happens in real life, but it’s kind of the creative spin we put on the video. We’re proud of it, it’s a powerful piece.
— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) June 24, 2017