Maddie & Tae Earn 2 ACM Noms + Top 10 Album Critics’ Poll

Maddie & Taestarted their day with a pair of ACM nominations. They picked up their second consecutiveVocal Duo of the Yearnomination, as well as a nod in theNew Vocal Duo or Groupcategory.This follows their 2015 CMA Award win in the category ofVideo of the Yearfor Girl In A Country Song,”which has amassedover 30 million views.

Being nominated in a category thats been dominated by The Judds and Brooks & Dunn is so exciting,” said Maddie Marlow. We really grew up on Country music, and these sorts of things mean so much to us. To be part of that tradition is, well, pretty incredible.

And its awesome being nominated with so many people in theNew Vocal Duo or Groupcategory who arepart of the new wave in country music, added Taylor Dye. Not just the past, but being part of the future makes us feel like were part of a pretty great tradition.

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In addition to their ACM nominations, Maddie & Tae had another strong showing on theNashville SceneCountry Music Critics Poll. Having seen Girl In A Country Song top the poll as 2015s Single of the Year,START HEREmade the Top 10 Albums. In other categories, their brand new Shut Up & Fish landed at #16 on the Singles list, #3 on New Actsand #2 in Duo and Group.

Those critics are the ones who judge the music, Tae said. Theysay whats good and what isnt. While we can’t make ourmusic for them, itfeels good when songs you believe inconnect with people who see and hear everything across genres.

Maddie continued,the idea of loving the music is to see it go places you wouldnt expect. As songwriters, were trying to be honest and real; when youre on lists with Dwight Yoakam or Sturgill Simpson, its a whole other kind of recognition and were honored by it.

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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