Dan + Shay Share Message To Brothers In Heartwarming Viral Video: ‘We’d Love The Chance To Meet You’

Dan + Shay are trying to get in touch with the family of a young boy who serenaded his baby…


Melinda Lorge

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January 10, 2020


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Dan + Shay; Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT

Dan + Shay are trying to get in touch with the family of a young boy who serenaded his baby brother in a video that has touched the hearts of so many people.

The Grammy-nominated duo, comprised of Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers, took to Facebook early Thursday (January 9), to share their message of gratitude over the clip that has since gone viral. The sibling-themed clip features a young Rayce Powell singing Dan + Shay’s hit collaboration with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours” to his newborn brother, Tripp, who was born with Down syndrome.


“To the Powell family: thank you for sharing such a sweet video of your sons Rayce + Tripp. It warmed our hearts to know that ‘10,000 Hours’ was the soundtrack to this wonderful moment,” Dan + Shay, who will embark on their massive (Arena) tour in March, captioned alongside their touching video. “We want to invite your family to our show in little rock on September 17th, and we’d love the chance to meet you.”

“It’s almost a year away, but just know that you’ll have tickets with your names on them waiting for you at the box office,” they continued. “And thank you to our amazing fans and everyone who shared their beautiful video. We’re proud to be a small part of it.”

Also in response to the boys’ adorable clip, Mooney noted that as a father, he was personally moved by the love shared between the siblings, and added that he only hopes his two kids will be as inspirational as the Powell boys.

“Seriously, you’re so inspiring,” Mooney said. “I hope that my little Asher is that amazing to his little brother that is coming in February. You’re so inspirational. You guys are amazing. I hope to get to meet you real soon.”

The video of Rayce and Tripp was first posted to Facebook by the boys’ mother, Nicole Powell. In her message, she noted how her older son connects with his baby brother through the ballad, saying, “This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. He swears this song is about him and his brother.”

Dan + Shay’s message to the Powell family comes five days after the duo shared the heartwarming serenade on Instagram. “10,000 Hours” was released in October 2019, and set a record on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, as the highest-charting non-holiday country track in streaming songs history.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.