Having just won the CMA’s Video of the Year over powerhouses Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves for the gender-role flipping “Girl In A Country Song,” Maddie & Tae join forces with TK McKamy for the equally ironic “Shut Up & Fish,” which finds the platinum blonds who can bait their own hooks narrating a fishing trip with a city slicker who doesn’t know his rod from his reel.
“TK so gets us,” says Tae, the guitar-playing synchronized harmony vocalist. “He’s a Southern guy. He knows how serious people who fish take it… and how annoyed Maddie and I get when people don’t get serious when we’re out on the lake! And he’s not afraid to show our sense of humor for all its worth.”
“This really happened,” multi-instrumentalist Maddie continues. “These guys asked us if we wanted to go fishing, but they had other things on their minds. If we hadn’t got a song out of it, it would’ve been a really good day of fishing wasted! Thankfully, TK got it, and created someone as funny as it was annoying the day it happened…”
Beyond the high waders, field camo and ability to cast like a master, one of the city guys hitting on our heroines is Mason Dye, who’s appeared in the forthcoming Vanished: Left Behind – the Next Generation, as well as Flowers in the Attic, Natural Selection and the TV series “Teen Wolf.” He also happens to be Tae’s brother.
Having wrapped the first portion of their START HERE TOUR, after opening Dierks Bentley’s SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR, the songwriters were also rewarded with the NSAI’s “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” for “Girl In A Country Song.” Now as “Shut Up & Fish” scales the Country radio charts, the pair’s uniquely disarming social commentary gets yet another well-placed roll of the eyes.
Watch the video for “Shut Up & Fish” below!