• "Tequila" is a song recorded by American country music duo Dan + Shay for their forthcoming third studio and self-titled album.
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• Stephen L. Betts of Rolling Stone noted that the duo successfully subvert expectations with the song's title and wrote that "Tequila" is a "nostalgic tale of heartbreak and regret."
• The music video explores the love story between a skier, played by Mica Von Turkovich, and a deaf hiker, played by Nyle DiMarco, who meet in a mountain range in Breckenridge, Colorado. Like the actor himself, DiMarco's character is deaf, and throughout the video he can be seen teaching Turkovich's character various words and phrases in sign language. The sign for tequila is featured prominently. After a brief romance, the pair separate when DiMarco's character departs to finish his journey alone. However, the two are reunited at the bar where they first grabbed drinks. Dan told Nash Country Daily that the duo were "so inspired by" Nyle's advocacy for the deaf community and hoped to use their video as another platform for this.
• "Tequila" debuted at number 35 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart dated January 20, 2018. The song debuted at number 15 on the Hot Country Songs chart the following week. On the Hot 100 chart dated January 27, 2018, "Tequila" entered at number 84, while debuting in the top 10 of the all-genre Digital Songs component chart at number nine. "Tequila" has since peaked at number 32, becoming the duo's first top 40 single. "Tequila" was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in May 2018. The song has sold 208,000 copies in the United States as of June 2018.
Dan + Shay
January 10, 2018
Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds
Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks
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