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From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up cover
Single by Dan + Shay
Album Obsessed
Released February 5, 2016
Genre Pop
Length 4:15
Label Warner
Obsessed chronology
Road Trippin'
From the Ground Up
Already Ready

From the Ground Up is a song recorded by American country music duo Dan + Shay for their second studio album Obsessed.

It was released on February 5, 2016.


"From the Ground Up" is a country ballad written by Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, and Chris DeStefano about finding true love and building a life together with that person. Inspired by the love shared by the duo member's respective grandparents, the song was written shortly after Dan lost his grandfather and while Shay's was in the hospital, and has been described by the duo as "the most special song we've ever written." The song was recorded at Ocean Waves Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and features a string section, Gordon Mote on piano, Bryan Sutton on guitar, and Nir Z on drums.



Dan Shay - From The Ground Up (Official Music Video)