Dan + Shay and Carrie Underwood Tease New Collaboration: ‘Wait Til Y’all Hear the Vocals’

Are Dan + Shay and Carrie Underwood gearing up to release a collaboration? All signs point to YES.  On Monday…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 31, 2021


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Dan + Shay, Carrie Underwood

Are Dan + Shay and Carrie Underwood gearing up to release a collaboration? All signs point to YES. 

On Monday (Aug 30), Dan + Shay tipped off fans that something was possibly in the works when they took to social media to tease a photo of themselves with Underwood from the 2019 American Music Awards. The photo was shared to the duo’s Instagram story without any context. 

Within minutes, Dan + Shay fans reacted on social media.

“I BELIEVE SOMETHING IS HAPPENING! FINGERS CROSSED,” wrote one fan, while another said, “COLLAB???” 


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Hours later, the duo returned to social media, this time with a feed post featuring a video of a string ensemble playing in a studio. The duo tagged Carrie Underwood in the post with an eye emoji. 

This post sent fans into a frenzy and garnered thousands of likes and comments. 

The duo’s Dan Smyers teased, “just wait til y’all hear the vocals 😍” and Underwood commented a wink emoji. 

The GRAMMY-winning artists have yet to confirm further details about their collaborative project, however, it definitely seems as if something will be announced soon. 

This will be the first time Dan + Shay has collaborated with Underwood. The award-winning duo has previously collaborated with artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Justin Bieber. 

Underwood has collaborated with several artists throughout her career, including Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and John Legend.  

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.