The country duo also released the album's eponymous single on Friday ahead of its Aug. 13 release

By Abigail Adams
July 16, 2021 04:00 PM

Dan + Shay are officially back!

On Thursday, the country duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney announced that they'll release their new album Good Things on Aug. 13, featuring some of the duo's greatest hits over the last two years.

Produced by Smyers, the LP will feature 12 songs with "no shortage of surprises," according to a press release.

Dan + Shay also dropped a new single of the same name and an accompanying music video.

"We poured every bit of our hearts into this project and have never been more excited for anything in our entire lives. can't wait for it to be yours so soon. ❤️," they said in a post celebrating the LP's upcoming release.

Both artists commented on the post with their own special messages for fans.

"I'M VERY HAPPY 😭," Mooney, 29, wrote.

"I HOPE YOU THINK GOOD THINGS," added Smyers, 33.

This is the first album Dan + Shay will release since their self-titled album launched them to country music prominence in 2018. (Before then, they had dropped Where It All Began in 2014 and Obsessed in 2016.)

Mooney and Smyers first teased fans about Good Things on social media earlier this month: "just finished our best album yet 😭," they wrote. The post garnered hundreds of thousands of likes across their various social media platforms.

"I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED ABOUT ANYTHING IN MY ENTIRE LIFE I CAN'T WAIT FOR Y'ALL TO HEAR THIS 😍," Smyers commented on the group's Instagram post one week before Thursday's single premiere.


In February, Dan + Shay released their first single of the year entitled "Glad You Exist," which will also be featured on the album. The upbeat pop-infused track offered fans positive lyrics and an optimistic tone.

The two called it "more than just a song" on Instagram.

"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 wrote. "It's truly remarkable when you think about it. We've spent the majority of the past year, like many others, searching for answers and a sense of normalcy, but finding comfort in memories of better days (that we all know will return soon)."

"Concerts, bonfires, road trips with friends, even the simple things like date night at a restaurant, or beers at a bar during a football game," they added. "This song has taken on a new meaning not being able to see our loved ones in person, but throughout history, music has always had a special way of bringing people together, even when we are furthest apart."

This spring, Dan + Shay added two more awards to their trophy case. They received a Grammy for best country duo/group performance for their song "10,000 Hours" with Justin Bieber in March and the Academy of Country Music award for duo of the year in April.

This was their third consecutive win in both categories.

"We dreamed of this our entire lives and you never take it for granted, but this year I feel like it's extra special," Smyers told PEOPLE after the Grammys in March. "When it's a normal year, we're out on the road, we're doing 100-plus shows a year, so you're feeling the love one-on-one with your fans every single night. But I speak for a lot of artists when I say this: This year [with COVID-19] has been super tough for our industry as a whole, and you aren't able to feel the connection."

"And to be on a song with a buddy of ours, Justin Bieber, is just incredible, and he's such a talented guy," Mooney told reporters at the event. "We've been a fan of his for a long time, and just having him on the song — from the birth of this song being out here in Nashville and getting him on the song and him finishing and … kind of putting the final touches on it and making it what it is now — that was crazy that happened to begin with."