Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay’s ‘Only Us’ from the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Soundtrack Will Leave You Speechless

Superstars Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay recently unveiled their much-anticipated collaboration, “Only Us,” and the vocals are out of…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 7, 2021


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Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay; Photo by Patrick Tracy

Superstars Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay recently unveiled their much-anticipated collaboration, “Only Us,” and the vocals are out of this world. 

The track, which appears on the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, marks the first time the GRAMMY-winning superstars have come together in the studio. 

Produced by Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers, “Only Us” is a soaring, powerful ballad that puts the artists’ impeccable vocals on full display and evokes emotion like no other. 

This isn’t Underwood’s first time trying her hand at musical theater. In 2013, she portrayed the lead role in the live NBC production of The Sound of Music

Click below to listen to Underwood and Dan + Shay’s version of “Only Us.”

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Also included on the soundtrack is the film version of the song, performed by Kaitlyn Dever and Ben Platt. 

The Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack features Sam Smith with Summer Walker, SZA and FINNEAS and Tori Kelly. Plus, the 16-track album features new recordings by the film cast of these beloved songs with music and lyrics by the Oscar, Grammy, and Tony winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).

Among the new songs, the soundtrack also includes “A Little Closer” performed by Colton Ryan and “The Anonymous Ones” performed by Amandla Stenberg, who co-wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. FINNEAS and SZA add their renditions of these originals to the soundtrack.

Dear Evan Hansen, the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, will be released on Friday, September 24. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.