Dan + Shay Break the Mold of Conventional Wedding Songs With ‘We Should Get Married’

The new release was paired with a fun-loving music video, shot in Las Vegas.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 25, 2023


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Over the years, Dan + Shay have racked up praise for their emotive ballads like “Speechless” and “From the Ground Up,” but with their newest song, “We Should Get Married,” the duo turns things up a notch, proving that they also know how to get the party started. 

This just-released tune celebrates the joy of wedding season as the country stars bring their charismatic energy out to play. Between the epic array of instrumentals, the buoyant melody and the love-filled storyline, this song is sure to draw listeners to the dance floor. 

Getting The Party Started

Dan + Shay; Photo via YouTube
Dan + Shay; Photo via YouTube

Both members of the duo, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, joined Andy Albert in co-writing “We Should Get Married,” which illustrates a couple who finds themselves eager to solidify their love with marriage in Las Vegas’ famous Little White Wedding Chapel.

“We should get married / Take it out to Vegas / Find a little chapel / Hire us an Elvis / Pink limousine longhorns on the hood / Drinkin’ champagne out the sunroof we could / Get you in a white dress / I could rent a cheap suit / Feed each other wedding cake / Book a little honeymoon / Seven days in Paris / Yeah I’m talking Tennessee / Ain’t no point in waiting / Baby, I’m just saying / We should get married,” they sing on the chorus. 

Music Video Shot In Las Vegas

Additionally, the country artists dropped an accompanying new music video to elevate the listening experience. Directed by P. Tracy, the new video finds Dan + Shay going rogue as they decide to break away from their usual slow-moving first dance tunes and show the wedding attendees what they’re capable of. 

Mooney starts things off on the piano, building anticipation among the crowd before flipping the switch and transporting to a party in Las Vegas. The impulsive trip to the Little White Chapel is also paired with “pawn shop rings,” “pink limousines,” an Elvis impersonator, and champagne towers.


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New Album Coming Soon

“We Should Get Married” is set to appear on the duo’s forthcoming fifth studio albumBigger Things, alongside several other previously released tracks including their current radio single, “Save Me The Trouble.” 

Out Friday, July 14, “Save Me The Trouble” was co-produced by Scott Hendricks alongside Dan Smyers who also served as a co-writer with his bandmate Shay Mooney as well as Ashley Corley, Jordan Minton, and Jordon Reynolds. The track landed at Country radio with 134 adds, the most adds for the week, marking the duo’s largest career add day ever, in addition to being the highest Country Aircheck debut since June 2022. 

Bigger Houses

Fans have also gotten an early glimpse into the collection through fan favorites “Heartbreak On The Map,” “Always Gonna Be” and the title track, “Bigger Houses.”

Bigger Houses, co-produced by the GRAMMY-award-winning duo’s Dan Smyers and Scott Hendricks, is due on September 15 via Warner Music Nashville.

Taking to social media to announce the album, they wrote, “We poured every bit of our hearts into this album and truly cannot wait for y’all to hear it. New era starts now! 🏠”

Dan + Shay; Bigger Houses
Dan + Shay; Bigger Houses

The highly-anticipated new collection will follow their Platinum-certified 2021 project, Good Things, which spawned their most recent radio hit, “You,” as well as three other no. 1 singles that have also been certified platinum, “I Should Probably Go To Bed” and “Glad You Exist,” which marked the duo’s sixth consecutive No.1 and ninth career No.1. This collection also included the 5x Multi-Platinum global smash, “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber.

Good Things achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the first country album in the streaming era to receive an RIAA Gold certification upon release. Furthermore, it stands as one of only 12 albums, spanning across all genres, to achieve Gold status in 2021. 

Dan + Shay currently has two upcoming shows on the books. They are scheduled to appear in Airway Heights, WA on September 23 and Puyallup, WA on September 24. 

For a complete list of tour dates, click Here

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.