Maddie & Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song” Goes Gold (@MaddieAndTae)

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MADDIE & TAEwrote Girl In A Country Song on St. Patricks Day, signed their record deal while recording it and yet, just two weeks before Thanksgivingthe duos debut single is Top 5 at Country radio and certified GOLD by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 digital downloads. Its not quite a Cinderella story, as Maddie Marlow and TaeDyes incisive writing has been praised byRolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington PostandUSA Today, but it does make the young women from Sugar Land, TX and Ada, OK, respectively, thefastestrising female act ineightyears.

We had no idea people would respond like this, says Maddie. We wrote a song where we looked at how the girl in these songsmustfeel… Its hard, being expected to be in those Daisy Dukes and that bikini topallthe time… Tae and I wanted to show people the other side.

It is like a dream coming true, Taecontinues. You work your whole life… You keep doing the things you know: singing and writing, keeping at it. Then all of a sudden, it starts to happen and you keep working, and you keep hearing the most unbelievable things! The response everywhere weve been has been incredible from radioandespeciallythe fans… Now this? To be in the Top 5 and have a gold single…thats crazy!

It makes us pinch ourselves a bit Maddie echoes. We moved to Nashvillewith a big dream. Right out of high school, and you believe itcancome true, but youdont know. Were still trying to wrap our heads around it, because its so big… But, man, its so great, too. When were out on the road, seeing peoples faces, hearing them sing the song back to us…wow, this is real!

Or when fans show up at the airport right after our gig, thinking well be there… Tae picks up. You dont think things like that will happen! We’re just two girls who love music and have been trying to figure it all out but we are so grateful life lead us down this path.”

With Girl In A Country Song continuing to pick up momentum, its looking like its going to be quite the holiday season. For fans of Nashvilles girl power pairing, their self-titled EP debuted at #1 onBillboards New Artist Chart and is available oniTunesandGoogle Play.Or wait until Maddie & Tae bring their irrepressible blend of plucky, high-powered acoustic-driven country to every single fan who wants to hear their music.

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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