Where It All Began
Label: Warner Bros.
Country duo Dan + Shay marry anthemic, boy-band pop with a country aesthetic, creating a young sound not too unlike early Rascal Flatts. As their singles "19 You + Me," "Show You Off" and "What You Do to Me" suggest, the harmonies these two create is the propelling force throughout their debut. "Can't Say No" charms with a falsetto chorus and packs quite a punch, despite its stripped-down instrumentation. "Stop, Drop + Roll" evokes classic road-trip images -- in this case, cruising in a 1965 Mustang convertible. Where It All Began is a must-hear for all contemporary country-pop lovers.