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May 21, 2015

Hot Country Duo Dan + Shay to Perform on Chevy Court on Saturday, August 29

Award-Nominated Duo Bringing Hits from Record-Setting Debut Album

Rising country stars Dan + Shay will perform songs from their record-setting debut album at 2 p.m. on Chevy Court at the Great New York State Fair on Saturday, August 29, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney met one December day in Nashville and began writing together the next day.  Within a year, their first single, “19 You + Me” hit the top 10 of the country radio singles chart.  Not long after, they released the album “Where It All Began” and began touring with country stars such as Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton.  Their album hit #1 on the country album chart in its first week, the only duo in SoundScan history to do so.   Dan + Shay were nominated for Duo of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

“Dan + Shay bring fresh sounds to their music and, as we often do at Chevy Court, we give people a chance to see artists who are on their way to stardom.  This is a show that should not be missed,” said Waffner.

The Fair has previously announced several shows for the free stage at Chevy Court:

  • Everclear -   2 p.m., opening day, Thursday, August 27
  • Rick Springfield -  8 p.m., Thursday, August 27
  • Orleans - 2 p.m., Friday, August 28
  • Melissa Etheridge - 8 p.m., Friday, August 28
  • The Oak Ridge Boys - 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 1
  • Salt-N-Pepa - 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 2
  • Snoop Dogg - 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 2
  • Meghan Trainor -  8 p.m., Thursday, September 3
  • Six Nations Day Celebration, with traditional dancers and The Ripcords - 1 p.m., Friday, September 4
  • Nick Jonas -  6 p.m., Monday, September 7

Concerts on Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet.

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 27 to September 7, 2015.  The Fair’s mission, reflected in its theme, “Summer’s Best in Show,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment. 

In addition to the annual New York State Fair, the Fairgrounds host dozens of agricultural events throughout the year, including some of the Northeast’s most prestigious horse and livestock shows.

The home of the Great New York State Fair is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website.  Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at

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