Hear Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s ‘10,000 Hours’

Over the past few days, Dan + Shay have been teasing fans on social media about a collaboration with pop…


Melinda Lorge

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October 4, 2019


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Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber; Photo by Catherine Powell

Over the past few days, Dan + Shay have been teasing fans on social media about a collaboration with pop superstar Justin Beiber. Fans don’t have to wait any longer to hear the cross-genre collab as the award-winning country duo officially dropped their new romantic single, “10,000 Hours” on Friday (Oct. 4).

The mid-tempo track, which celebrates getting to know that special someone on a more personal level, features Dan and Shay’s Shay Mooney on the first verse before Justin Beiber takes the second verse. Meanwhile, all three singers join in together on the sweet chorus that makes for the perfect wedding song.

“I’d spend 10,000 hours and 10,000 more/Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours/And I might never get there, but I’m gonna try/ If it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life / I’m gonna love you,” they croon, while backed by a simple drum beat.

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With such sentimental lyrics, “10,000 Hours” is sure to resonate with all of the singers’ spouses. For Beiber, the song couldn’t be more appropriate because he just recently tied the knot with model Haily Baldwin for a second time. According to Taste of Country, the Biebers’ wedding ceremony took place in South Carolina on Monday (Sept. 30), with Dan + Shay in attendance. Dan + Shay performed their new tune and a few of their hits including, “Tequila” and “Speechless” during the reception.

“10,000 Hours” was written by Dan + Shay, Beiber, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds, and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and produced by Dan Smyers. The track, which calls to mind the popular boy bands of the mid-90s, is the first taste of new music from the country stars’ forthcoming fourth studio album.

Click on the video above to hear Dan + Shay’s “10,000 Hours” featuring Justin Bieber.

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Melinda Lorge

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Melinda Lorge

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.