Dan + Shay Show Unwavering Appreciation In New Single, ‘Glad You Exist’

Dan + Shay showcase their love and gratitude for their fans, family and friends in their just-released new single, “Glad…

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 5, 2021

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Dan + Shay showcase their love and gratitude for their fans, family and friends in their just-released new single, “Glad You Exist.” 

The song finds the duo crooning over loved ones and acknowledging the ups and downs that got them to where they are today. 

“There’s a couple billion people in the world/ And a million other places we could be, but you’re here with me/ Take a moment just to take it in/ ‘Cause еvery high and every low lеd to this/ I’m just so glad you exist,” Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, who co-wrote the song with Ryan Lewis, Tayla Parx and Jordan Reynolds, sing on the pop-infused chorus. 

“Glad You Exist” follows Dan + Shay’s fifth consecutive and eighth No. 1 single “I Should Probably Go To Bed.” Both tracks are expected to appear on the duo’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-announced new studio album. 

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Ahead of the song’s release, Dan + Shay shared some insight into the track, revealing the title of the track and a few more details about its subject matter. 

“To us, ‘Glad You Exist’ is more than just a song. It’s a message of gratitude and hope. A message to everyone in our lives: our fans, our friends, our families, to remind them all how grateful we are to be on the planet at the same time,” they explained. 

In a few short weeks, Dan + Shay will appear on NBC’s The Voice as Battle Advisors to Team Blake. The news was announced earlier this week by Dan + Shay and Blake Shelton during an appearance on Access

Fans can tune in to The Voice on Monday, March 1 on NBC. 

Click above to listen to “Glad You Exist.” 

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.