Happy one year to this little blog of happiness! For my one year post, I’m going to go back to where it all began for me in country music, Dan & Shay. I know what you’re thinking, shouldn’t I have grown up with listening to Garth Brooks and Shania Twain? Truthfully I’ve never appreciated the 90s country until I listened to the new. Dan & Shay was that for me.
I was probably fifteen-years-old when I first saw Dan & Shay. I watched them open up for Hunter Hayes at Mohegan Sun Arena and I remember I have never been so excited about a concert in my entire life. This was during the time where country music was “changing” and I never really saw this coming where I would be so invested in this genre. They completely changed my perspective on country music. From their first album Where It All Began to winning awards and coming out with a self-titled album, they are the role-models of hard work and persistence. Most importantly, they know how to build relationships with their fans.
Not only has music been put first, but something near and dear to their hearts that has always stood out to me the most is Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue.
Dan & Shay incorporate Proverbs 12:10 on almost every social platform they possibly can. Their music video for their track “Nothing Like You” includes dogs from the shelter and it has over 8 million views.
Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is a no-kill, not-for-profit charitable organization based in Middle Tennessee. Dan Smyers and his wife, Abby, have three dogs and continue to foster many. There are many animals out there that need a home or foster care. If you want to help, they make it easy! Their Amazon wish-list delivers directly to them. Also, If you want to volunteer, you can here. Tomorrow they’re holding a bake sale at Petco in Bellevue 11-2 during adoption hours. They will also be having a fundraiser for their third annual Golf Scramble in November; you can purchase your tickets here.
If you just simply want to donate, you can here.
As Dan & Shay continue to show their loyalty to Proverbs 12:10, I hope they know their supporting of something they humbly characterize does not go unnoticed. They are lending their voices to help animals find their forever home!