Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay Share “Only Us” From Dear Evan Hansen

WATCH THEIR IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE

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Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay Share “Only Us” From Dear Evan Hansen

GRAMMY® Award winning superstars Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay present their much-anticipated collaboration “Only Us” as the next song to be unveiled from the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), releasing on September 24 through Interscope Records. Additionally, they’ve shared an in-studio performance video with footage from the film to accompany the track. Listen to “Only Us”HERE. Watch the performance video—HERE.

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Underwood and Dan + Shay have come together for the first time for a powerful and passionate recording of this soaring ballad, produced by Dan (Smyers). They’ve ultimately delivered the collaboration audiences have clamored for over the years—and are finally receiving now.  Also released today is the film version of “Only Us” performed by Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt. Listen to the film version HERE.

The full lineup of artists has been revealed for the soundtrack, including Sam Smith with Summer Walker, SZA, Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay, FINNEAS and Tori Kelly. Plus, the 16-track album features new recordings by the film cast of these beloved songs with music and lyrics by the Oscar®, Grammy®, and Tony® winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). Among the new songs, the Soundtrack also includes “A Little Closer” performed by Colton Ryan and “The Anonymous Ones” performed by Amandla Stenberg, who co-wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. FINNEAS and SZA add their renditions of these originals to the soundtrack.

Last month, Universal Pictures & Interscope Records unveiled new renditions of the film’s iconic anthems “Waving Through A Window” and “You Will Be Found” performed by Tony®, Grammy® and Emmy® winner Ben Platt, who originated the role of Evan Hansen on Broadway and reprises the role for the film.

Pre-order the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).  —HERE.

Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in December 2016 and became a generation-defining phenomenon, winning six Tony Awards, including for Best Musical and for Ben Platt as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. The show’s cast album would go on to earn a Grammy®.
Now, in the film, Ben Platt returns as Evan Hansen, an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.  

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), the film is written for the screen by the show’s Tony® winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by Pasek & Paul. Dear Evan Hansen stars six-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams, Oscar® winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Atypical) and Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

The film is produced by Marc Platt (La La Land, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins Returns) and Adam Siegel (2 Guns, Drive), and is executive produced by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Michael Bederman and Stacey Mindich.

Tracklist:

      1.  Waving Through A Window – Ben Platt & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
      2.  For Forever – Ben Platt
      3.  Sincerely Me – Colton Ryan, Ben Platt & Nik Dodani
      4.  Requiem – Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Pino & Amy Adams
      5.  If I Could Tell Her – Ben Platt & Kaitlyn Dever
      6.  The Anonymous Ones – Amandla Stenberg
      7.  You Will Be Found – Ben Platt, Amandla Stenberg, Liz Kate, DeMarius Copes, Isaac
           Powell, Hadiya Eshe’, Kaitlyn Dever & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
      8.  Only Us – Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt
      9.  Words Fail – Ben Platt
     10.  So Big / So Small – Julianne Moore
     11.  A Little Closer – Colton Ryan
     12.  You Will Be Found – Sam Smith feat. Summer Walker
     13.  The Anonymous Ones – SZA
     14.  Only Us – Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay
     15.  A Little Closer – FINNEAS
     16.  Waving Through A Window – Tori Kelly
About Carrie Underwood:

Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur.  She has sold more than 64 million records worldwide, recorded 27 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.  All nine of her consecutive album releases (two of which she co-produced) from the beginning of her career debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Chart, making her the only artist to accomplish that feat.  She has won over 100 major awards including 7 GRAMMY® Awards, 15 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and the only female ever to win three times), 23 CMT Music Awards (holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show), 7 CMA Awards, and 15 American Music Awards. She has also built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and wellness, including her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, bestselling book, FIND YOUR PATH, her fit52 app, and a partnership with BODYARMOR Sports Drink.  She recently announced her first-ever residency, REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, which will begin December 1. 

About Dan + Shay:
Dan + Shay’s mark on country music – and beyond – continues to grow with the release of their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Good Things. Produced by the duo’s Dan Smyers and featuring their current single “Steal My Love,” the highly imaginative LP is the first country album in the streaming era to achieve RIAA Gold certification at release and recently became Gold-certified in Canada as well. Prior to release, the album was already shattering records beginning with its first single, the 4x Platinum multi-week No. 1 hit “10,000 Hours” (with Justin Bieber). With nearly two billion global streams, “10,000 Hours” became the biggest first-week streaming total in country music history, earning over four million U.S. track equivalents to date. Their latest No.1, “Glad You Exist,” recently earned Platinum certification in Canada and marks their sixth consecutive chart-topper, having surpassed one million track equivalents in the U.S. alone.

Earlier this year, they became the first and only artist to win the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance 3x consecutively since the category’s inception (2021 – “10,000 Hours,” 2020 – “Speechless,” 2019 – “Tequila”), and have garnered more than eight billion global career streams to date. The reigning 3x ACM Awards and 2x CMA Awards Duo of the Year also recently claimed Best Duo/Group of the Year at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards as the only country act in the category and swept their 2020 American Music Awards categories, becoming the first country artist ever to win Collaboration of the Year. The duo will return to the road on their explosive and highly anticipated headlining Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour this month, stretching across 30+ dates.

The duo’s Platinum-certified self-titled third album included global hit “Tequila” (6x Platinum and more than 1.2 billion global streams), multi-format hit “Speechless” (5x Platinum and more than 1.1 billion global streams), and No.1 country song “All To Myself” (2x Platinum). In the eight years since they formed, Dan + Shay have accumulated 40 total RIAA certifications and achieved nine No. 1 singles at country radio.

About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Country Music On Tour. You can reach Shauna on Twitter or Facebook.

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