ABC/Image Group LA If you listen closely to Keith Urban’s top-15 hit, “Female,” you’ll find it’s actually his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, who’s contributing some of the background vocals. The Aussie superstar may have started a trend, because now Nicole isn't the only spouse who’s adding BGVs to a current tune.
Dan Shay’s Dan Smyers revealed to Billboard that it’s not his musical partner Shay Mooney who’s harmonizing with him on the background parts on “Tequila” -- it’s actually his wife, Abby Law. Even more incredible, Dan says the recording is his bride’s first time in front of a microphone.
In addition to writing and singing on the song, Dan also co-produced “Tequila,” mixing in some other nearly-hidden sounds for effect -- namely the sound of a drop of water to represent tequila, and a scratched vinyl sound for nostalgia.
“Tequila” is the lead single from Dan Shay’s forthcoming third album. Warner Nashville believed in it so much they scrapped plans to release another uptempo track first, opting instead for the ballad.
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