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Dan + Shay have signed on to NBC’s The Voice as mentors for Team Blake Shelton. Blake said in an interview with Access that Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers will provide pointers for his team members, especially when it comes to the finer points of vocal harmony.

Blake said, “The way [Dan + Shay] come together and vocalize together and make music, I thought that would be a great mentor to have, these two. Because so many times I’m sitting here in a situation with these battle rehearsals and one of the artists will ask me a question about harmony, and I don’t know crap about harmony. I’ll be like, ‘Oh, you know, I’m gonna check on that for you,’ and then I never do, because I don’t know anything about harmony.”

He adds, “Finally, this season, I’ve got Dan + Shay here, who, you know, they kill it. And they’re a natural at it, and honesty, it’s already come into play a couple of times. It’s helpful to have them here.”

The duo’s very first major country tour slot was an opening gig for Shelton on a tour seven years ago. Dan Symers recalls, “He took us out on literally our first tour, the Ten Times Crazier Tour, and I don’t even think we had a hit on the radio at that point,” Smyers recalls. “He took a chance on us and we became super close out there. Blake, as successful as he is, is the most humble, down-to-earth dude out there and just an incredible person, and incredible role model. We learned so much from him.”

The Voice kicks off on a Monday, March 1.

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