Dan + Shay Recall “Emotional” Time Writing “When I Pray for You”
Posted: 6:12 pm Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
By AJ Maguire
Dan + Shay are among several country artists who appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming inspirational movie The Shack, and now they’re opening up about what it was like penning their song “When I Pray for You.“ “It had a pretty strong impact on us,“ Shay Mooney says about the film. “It’s very moving. There’s so many scenes in that movie, the acting was amazing…so it really touched both of us.“ Adds Dan Smyers, “[Our co-writers] also had recently just had kids, so it was kind of that emotional, come-together moment where we’re all sitting there in the room with an acoustic guitar and a piano….it was just one of those inspiring writes.“ The Shack premieres in theaters on Friday.