[Listen] Dan + Shay Team Up with Kelly Clarkson For Powerhouse Ballad “Keeping Score”

Kelly Clarkson Dan + Shay Keeping score duet
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Two of the most powerful voices in music have joined forces for a new country ballad “Keeping Score,” the latest release from Dan + Shay.

Of course, I’m talking about Kelly Clarkson and Shay Mooney of Dan+Shay, both known for their extraordinary vocals. Each takes turn on a verses in the new tune and join on the chorus with Dan Smyers adding background vocals.

“It is such an honor for us to sing this duet with Kelly,” said Dan Smyers. “Not only is she one of the most incredible vocalists of our generation, she is one of the most genuine, kind-hearted people we have ever met. We’re glad this song resonated with her as much as it did with us.”

The new song, written by Smyers, Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz, finds the trio singing about being in love, slowing things down and focusing on what matters most as opposed to “keeping score” of things they won’t remember down the line. 

I know I’m only human / Don’t know how many sunsets I got left / And I don’t wanna ruin / This moment by wondering what comes next / I just want to love you like it’s all I’m living for / Hold you close, enjoy you more / And spend a little less time keeping score,” they sing in the chorus.

“Keeping Score” is the fifth new track released from the duo’s upcoming self-titled album, due out June 22. It follows Dan+Shay’s current single “Tequila,” as well as tracks “Alone Together,” “Speechless” and “All To Myself.” 

1. “Alone Together” (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jesse Frasure, Hillary Lindsey)
2. “Tequila” (Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, Nicolle Galyon)
3. “What Keeps You Up At Night” (Jordan Reynolds, Jordan Minton, Chase Foster)
4. “All To Myself” (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Nicolle Galyon)
5. “Keeping Score” feat. Kelly Clarkson (Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, Laura Veltz)
6. “Make or Break” (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Emily Weisband, Jordan Reynolds)
7. “Speechless” (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Laura Veltz)
8.  “Stupid Love” (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jon Nite, David Hodges)
9.  “No Such Thing” (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Matt Dragstrem, David Lee Murphy)
10. “My Side of the Fence” (Shay Mooney, Benjy Davis)
11. “Island Time” (Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Andy Albert, Jimmy Robbins)