Dan + Shay Actually Have a Long History With ‘The Voice': A Timeline
The addition of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney is an extra layer of country influence, as it has been confirmed that Reba McEntire will be back to coach a second season in 2024 (her first time in the red chair will be this fall).
But Dan + Shay actually have a lengthy history with the show: Not only have they had their music covered by contestants, but they've also performed on the show themselves and played the role of advisors.
It's a natural transition for the country stars to take on a new role as a coaching duo, even if it's an unprecedented turn of events for the show itself. Long-running country coach Blake Shelton retired from his red chair earlier in 2023, leaving the door wide open for a country singer — or singers — to walk through.
Couple their past show experience with their ability to write songs that break genre barriers and it sounds like Dan + Shay could be a force to be reckoned with in Season 25.