Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye are better known as rising country duo Maddie & Tae.
Following the release of their debut album Start Here, Maddie & Tae will be opening the main stage at C2C: Country to Country on Saturday 12th March. They will be the first act in a great day of music on the main stage and they’ll be making their UK debut.
Maddie and Tae met at a showcase in Dallas and the two hit it off. After performing under the name Sweet Aliana, the duo moved to Nashville and started performing as Maddie & Tae. They signed a record deal in 2014 and co-wrote their debut single Girl in a Country Song, which went on to be a big hit topping the US Country Airplay Chart and hitting number 3 on the US Top Country Songs Chart.
A biting criticism of the bro-country trend, which tends to stereotype and sexual women, Girl in a Country Song hit a chord with female country fans. The song was the first to be taken from the group’s self-titled debut EP and it took almost a year before the duo released their debut album Start Here.
The success is continuing to build for Maddie & Tae in the US with follow-up single Fly breaking the Top 10 on the Airplay and Country Songs charts. The duo’s current single Shut Up and Fish is rocketing up the charts and Start Here has been picking up critical acclaim.
Maddie & Tae are one of only a handful of female artists currently making big waves in country but they seem to be part of the new movement of women putting making their mark on the male-dominated genre. Their C2C set should definitely be a highlight and we’re looking forward to seeing them do their thing live.
Maddie & Tae will perform on the main stage at C2C: Country to Country in London on Saturday 12th March 2016. Watch the video for Maddie & Tae’s hit Girl in a Country Song below:
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