Maddie and Tae really do have something, like being the first female duo to have a #1 debut single,” in eight years! Writing a song making fun of at the nameless bootie-short-sporting, bikini top chaffing hotties the bro-cos seem to like, Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye have signed a deal as Big Machine’s first act on the historic Dot label while recording “Girl In A Country Song.”
While they rushed into the studio following right into country radio, Maddie & Tae struck a nerve, all the while mining Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, USA Today, Rolling Stone and NPR, followed by Late Show with David Letterman, TODAY and Entertainment Tonight, followed by an RIAA GOLD-certified single as the turn-around’s-fair-play single hit the Top 5 on country charts.
“That’s crazy,” Maddie comments in a bit of disbelief. “When Tae and I got our publishing deal, we wanted to write songs from a young woman’s perspective about all the things in life. Who knew that a song about wanting to be more than a girl in Daisy Dukes and a bikini top would hit people like this?”
Undoubtedly BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta, who upon hearing the song boosted their deal. And every country radio station in America, who put “Girl In A Country Song” into their playlists with all the songs in rotation, watched the phones light up as their airplay helped drive the table-turning guy-objectification video hit well past 14 million Vevo views.
“You dream about having a #1 song,” stated Tae. “Everyone does. We’re just two girls, living a dream, writing our songs and getting to go out on the road and play for people. That’s a pretty big ‘wow’ in itself…” “Wow!” moments are becoming a common part of Maddie & Tae’s reality. Rolling Stone recently named them one of 10 New Artists You Need To Know across all genres. Their self-titled EP aslo hit Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artist Chart at #1. NPR’s Ann Powers broadcasted, “they’re songwriters, powerful harmonizers and in the video for ‘Girl In A Country Song,’ natural comediennes…” CMT tapped them for their Next Women of Country designation and they have also been added to Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces show, in addition to being courted for some of 2015’s hottest tours.
“There’s so much more to Maddie and every other girl we know than how we look so we decided to share another side of the story,” adds Tae. “We couldn’t stop screaming when they told us the news because it humbles us even more to know this is something people wanted to hear. We didn’t want to get our hopes up when our incredible team told us it looked good for the #1 spot because we just got here.”
Maddie continues, “we’re here to have our songs be heard … but the way this whole thing happened? Well, just wow.” The 19 year olds released their self-titled EP in November, but a full-length debut isn’t far behind. Working on songs now, they’re hopeful to have the album on shelves come spring.
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