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Shay Mooney is known as an American country music star. He is most famous for being one half of the country band, Dan + Shay.

Background and Age

James Shay Mooney was born on December 27, 1991, in Natural Dam, AR. His father is Rick Mooney, and his mom is Cindy Mooney. He has a sister named Gabby Mooney. He went to Union Christian Academy, a private Christian school and afterwards went to Van Buren High School. James enrolled at Valley Forge Christian College but dropped out following a year to pursue a career in music.

Married, Wife and Kids

Shay Mooney married Hannah Billingsley on October 20, 2017. She is a former Miss Arkansas; their romantic love promoted them to get engaged in August 2016. The couple gave birth to their first child named Asher James Mooney on January 24, 2017. Pregnant Hannah showed up on the 2019 CMA Awards Red Carpet with her better half Shay. They are happy to be expecting another child. Shay was in a previous relationship with Veronica Ballestrini from January 2012 to March 2013. The pair worked together on specific tracks in Veronica's music before they split.

Career and Net Worth

Shay Mooney met Dan Smyers in 2013 and molded a country band with him. They gave the name 'Dan+Shay' to the band. They wrote and released a couple of tunes in two months and signed with Warner/Chappell Musci. The band released their introduction single '19 You+ Me' in 2013, which got a positive response at the Taste of Country occasion.

The band released their first single, 'From The Ground Up' in February 2016, working with top acts like Kelly Clarkson and Rascal Flatts. The band got the Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Duo of the year nomination in 2018.

In November 2019, Dan + Shay brought their heartfelt tune "Speechless" to the 2019 CMA Awards in the most expressive structure possible, planning high differentiation tuxedos and an entire ensemble. The famous country music pair put Shay Mooney's unfathomable vocals and Dan Smyers' steady harmonies in the spotlight as they sat alongside one another at the center of the stage, with Mooney wearing a white suit coat and Smyers in a dark suit. They took their mind-blowing performance up a score with a whole group, making the upbeat love tune significantly progressively wistful. Their performance was one of the greatest highlights of the night.

Date modified: May 31, 2021
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