Maddie & Tae Score Most Added with “Shut Up And Fish”

MADDIE & TAEMADDIE & TAEare getting back to their funnfree wheeling girl commentary as they drop Shut Up And Fish on Country radio and see their third single landing as the weeks most added. The feel good groove that chronicles their misadventures at the fishing hole with a couple city boys who thought they could baitnswitch to more romantic things never counted on the Sugarland, Texan and Ada, Oklahoman to take their fishing so serious.

It really happened, a still flummoxed Maddie says. These two guys thought they were gonna get us out there and bust a move! Didnt they get weliketo fish? And that the whole reason we would go out there was to well, fish? We shoulda known when the one guy showed up in salmon-colored shorts.

And the worst part, Tae continues, they wouldnt stop talking and scared away all the fish. We were out there and never caught anything. But you know Maddie and I never waste a thing: we figured if we didnt get any fish, at least we could get a song out of it.

Getting a song out of it has served the pair well. Fresh from receiving the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 10 Songs I Wish Id Written for Girl In A Country Song, the duo head into the CMA Awards broadcast live Wednesday, November 4 on ABC with three nominations forVocal Duo of the Year, New Artist of the Yearandvideo of the Yearfor the 27.5 million and counting gender-flipping clip for Girl In A Country Song.

Above all else, we are songwriters, Tae says. Maddie and I became friends becausethatswhat drove us and because nobodys songs sounded anything like our lives. Its been amazing being out on tour and having the fans sing our lives back to us, but were realizing our lives reallyarea lot like a whole lot of other peoples.

Hearing Country radio made us most added this weekmakes me really happy, Maddie picks up. You know, any guy worth his baitknowsyoure not out there to talk or kiss, or hug. Evidently our friends at Country radio take their fishing as seriously as we do!

Country radios not alone is taking Maddie & Tae seriously. Their first headlining tour, kicked off at NYCs Highline Ballroom to strong reviews as the girls are putting to good use all the things they learned on the road as part of Dierks Bentleys SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR.

Beyond their nominations, their clever videos and rapidly evolving live show, the pair were also theonlyCountry act to be named toBillboards 21 Under 21 list of artists to be paying attention. Landing at #8 on a list topped by 5 Seconds of Summer, Fifth Harmony, Lorde and Shawn Mendes, Maddie & Tae were ahead of power acts Joey BadA$$, Hailee Steinfeld, Zendaya and Austin Mahone.

Its good to see Country music getting respect along with all those other pop and rap acts, Tae says. We work at really trying to hold up the bar, to make the records be great and reflect people who might not be represented in those places. WhenBillboardnotices, thats like getting a gold star.

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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