Maddie & Tae: “Girl In A Country Song” is 3rd on Billboard’s Country Singles Chart

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MADDIE & TAEmay still be teenagers, but that doesnt stop them from making history. Closing out a Cinderella 2014 with their first single, their first GOLD certificationandtheir first #1 with the rollicking Girl In A Country Song, the spunky pair become only thesecondfemale duo to debut #1 on the BDS charts the Wreckers Leave The Pieces in 2006 first.More impressive, theyre only thethirdonBillboards Country Singles chart with the first being the Davis Sisters with I Forgot More About Love Than Youll Ever Know.??

Thats crazy, howled the harmony-weaving Tae Dye. To think about something that happened so long ago, and then it took more then 50 years for the Wreckers to do it again! I cant believe that… and it makes melovethis start even more, as if that were possible.

Though neither was familiar with the Davis Sisters, they got busy downloading and were big fans for the bending harmonies from the non-related sisters from Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

What they do shows how much bending a melody can take, marvels Maddie Marlow. Its not always the note you expect, but it sure pulls you into the song. I think thats the secret: dont be obvious, but surprise people with stuff thats a little off.

Theres nothing off about the Ada, Oklahoman and Sugar Land, Texan, whove attractedthe attention of such decidedly non-country publicationsAtlantic Monthly, Late Show with David Letterman,Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, Rolling Stones all-genre 10 New Artists You Need To KnowandNPR. With the gender-role-spinning Girl In A Country Song clip surpassing14millionVevoviewsthey show no indication of slowing down.

Were just two girls from Texas and Oklahoma, says Tae. Of course we wanted people to hear our music… Weve been seriously writing for the past four years, weve commuted to Nashville while we finished high school… and, well, we kept chasing our dream. But the idea this song would hit such a nerve? Its like I said crazy!

Yeah, Maddie admits with a laugh, what started as a song that made us laugh, because weknewwe could never measure up to those girls in the songs… and honestly, whod want to? If the most interesting thing is how you look, umm, I think youve missed the point!

Slated to present at the American Country Countdown Awards, broadcast live on FOX Monday (12/15), the dynamic duo are spending the holidays with their family and finishing the album they were recording when Girl In A Country Song exploded. Having debuted an EP at #1 onBillboards New Artist Heatseekers chart, visited tons of radio stations, been followed to airports by zealous fans and laughed a whole lot, its no wonderNPRlead critic Ann Powers said, Theyre songwriters, powerful harmonizers and in the video for Girl In A Country Song, natural comediennes…

Plans for 2015 are being firmed up now, but if the new year is anything like this year, Maddie & Tae may well follow the Davis Sisters to back-to-back #1s. Seventy-one years is a lifetime to some, nothing to these two with their eyes on a dream.

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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