Listen to Maddie & Tae’s Debut Album “Start Here” A Week Early! (@MaddieAndTae)

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Every now and then, magic happens. ACM nominated and chart-topping duo Maddie & Tae proved that Tuesday in Nashville when they celebrated the release of their debut albumStart Hereand the RIAA PLATINUM-certified hit Girl In A Country Song. To top off an extraordinary week, their August 28 album is now being live-streamed early as part of NPRsprestigious First Listen series.

Its nice knowing were putting the banjo, the fiddle, the steel and the mandolin back out front, Maddie says of their sound. People forget howgreatCountry music is, and we havent. Its what we love. Dann Huff understood that, and helped us put those things front and center. We wouldnt have had it any other way, but were so glad he really got it.

We write songs about our lives, about what were feeling, and were lucky our co-writers trust our truth, explains Tae. Maddie and I have strong opinions, and we value things like friendship, sticking up for yourself and honest lessons. Thats not necessarily cool to some people, but its very real to us and its nice seeing people respond to our songs.

Currently part of Dierks Bentleys SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR, Maddie & Tae are gearing up for an insane lead up to their August 28 release. They will perform onTODAYas part of the Summer Concert Series on September 1 before kicking off their headlining tour beginning October 7 at New Yorks Highline Ballroom.

Listen to Maddie & Tae‘sStart Herebelow!

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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