Maddie & Tae

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Maddie & Tae
Maddie & Tae in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Madison Marlow (left) and Taylor Dye in 2014
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry
Years active2010–present
Labels
Members
  • Madison Marlow
  • Taylor Dye

Maddie & Tae are an American female country music duo composed of Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye,[1] both of whom are singers, songwriters, and guitarists. The duo was signed to the revived Dot Records in 2014.[2] Their debut album, Start Here, was released on August 28, 2015 and includes the singles "Girl in a Country Song", "Fly", "Shut Up and Fish", and "Sierra". Following the closure of Dot, they signed to Mercury Nashville in 2018.

Career[edit]

In 2010, Maddie and Tae were both going to the same vocal coach and met at a showcase in Dallas. Maddie is from Sugar Land, Texas, and Tae is from Ada, Oklahoma. They met as friends initially. Within the year, the duo was going back and forth to Nashville every weekend while still going to school.[3] They first performed under the name "Sweet Aliana." After finishing high school, the duo moved to Nashville, to begin their musical career.[4] In 2014, Big Machine revived the Dot Records name for a new imprint. Maddie & Tae were confirmed as the first signees of the label in June 2014.[5][6]

They wrote their debut single, "Girl in a Country Song", with Scherz, who co-produced it with Dann Huff. The song is a criticism of the contemporary bro-country trend.[7][8] "Girl in a Country Song" debuted at number 58 on the Country Airplay chart dated for the week ending July 19, 2014.[9] After 23 weeks, it reached number 1 for the chart dated December 20, 2014, becoming the first debut single by a female duo to reach number one since The Wreckers did it in 2006 with "Leave the Pieces", and only the second in history.[10] Maddie and Tae released their self-titled EP on November 4, 2014. It featured "Girl in a Country Song" as well as 3 new tracks: "Sierra", "Fly", and "Your Side of Town". Maddie and Tae co-wrote all 4 tracks.

"Fly" was released on January 26, 2015.[11] It made its television debut when they performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[12] Their debut album, Start Here, was released on August 28, 2015.[12] By October 2015, the song had become a Top 10 hit on both Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay. The duo co-wrote the track "Boomerang" on Jana Kramer's late 2015 album Thirty One.[13] The album's third single, "Shut Up and Fish" released to country radio on November 2, 2015. The album's fourth single, "Sierra", was released to country radio in 2016.

Maddie and Tae guest-starred on the Disney Channel show Girl Meets World in an episode entitled "Girl Meets Texas, Part 2", which premiered on October 17, 2015.

They sang at The O2 Arena, on the main stage of the C2C: Country to Country festival in March 2016 – their first visit to the UK.[14] They released a fashion line in collaboration with Bloomingdales in late 2016.[15]

In early 2017, Maddie and Tae appeared on Forbes' 30 Under 30 - Music list at #20.[16][17] They received two nominations for the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Vocal Duo of the Year.[18] In June 2017, it was announced that Maddie and Tae had signed with UMG Nashville following the closing of Dot Records.[19]

In early 2018, Maddie & Tae signed with Mercury Nashville and released the single "Friends Don't".[20]

Members[edit]

  • Madison Kay "Maddie" Marlow (born July 7, 1995, from Sugar Land, Texas)[21] - lead vocals, guitar, mandolin
  • Taylor Elizabeth "Tae" Dye (born September 18, 1995, from Ada, Oklahoma)[22] - background vocals, guitar

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
Country

[23]
US
[24]
CAN
[25]
Start Here 2 7 12

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
Country

[23]
US
[24]
US
Heat

[27]
Maddie & Tae[28]
  • Released: November 4, 2014
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Dot Records
28 164 1

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US
Country

[30]
US
Country
Airplay

[31]
US
[32]
CAN
Country

[33]
CAN
[34]
"Girl in a Country Song" 2014 3 1 54 5 61 Start Here
"Fly" 2015 9 9 61 18 66
"Shut Up and Fish" 30 23 36
"Sierra" 2016 47
"Friends Don't" 2018 42 TBD
"Die from a Broken Heart"[39]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2014 "Girl in a Country Song" TK McKamy[41]
2015 "Fly" Brian Lazzaro[42]
"Shut Up and Fish" TK McKamy[43]
2018 "Friends Don't" TK McKamy

Tours[edit]

Headlining
  • Start Here Tour (2015)[44]
Supporting

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country stars Maddie & Tae on touring with Brad Paisley and new fashion line". CBS News. September 29, 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-10. CBS caught up with Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye at the launch event to talk about their youthful clothing line
  2. ^ Lee, Linda (November 12, 2014). "Math Just Does Not Add Up For Maddie & Tae! [Podcast]". WYCD. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Jill Menze (2015-08-05). "Meet Maddie & Tae, Nashville's Newest Sensation". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
  4. ^ "About". Maddie & Tae official website. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Dot Records Signs Duo Maddie & Tae as First Act". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Dot Records Signs Maddie & Tae To Recording Contract". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Gina Dalfonzo. "The Bro-Country Backlash Is Here". The Atlantic. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Has the Bro-Country "Backlash" Begun?". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Chart Highlights: Usher Lands Lucky 13th No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  10. ^ Gary Trust and Wade Jessen (December 8, 2014). "Chart Highlights: Maddie & Tae, Girls in a No. 1 Country Song". Billboard.com. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "Listen: Maddie & Tae release new single "Fly"". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Maddie and Tae Perform New Song 'Fly' on 'The Tonight Show' - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  13. ^ Paxman, Bob (October 19, 2015). "Reviews: Jana Kramer - Thirty One". Nash Country Weekly. 22 (42): 23. ISSN 2379-9137.
  14. ^ http://www.entertainment-focus.com/music-section/music-reviews/live/c2c-country-to-country-2016-maddie-tae-live-review/
  15. ^ Thompson, Gayle. "Maddie & Tae Are 'So Anxious' to Release Their Sophomore Album". The Boot. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  16. ^ Bonaguro, Alison. "Kelsea Ballerini Named No. 2 Forbes' "30 Under 30" List". CMT News.
  17. ^ "Maddie & Tae". Forbes. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Nominees". The ACM Awards. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  19. ^ Thompson, Gayle. "Maddie & Tae Have Signed With UMG Nashville". The Boot. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Maddie & Tae Start An Evolution With Mercury Debut, 'Friends Don't'". Billboard. June 5, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  21. ^ "ASCAP ACE Search". ascap.com. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  22. ^ "ASCAP ACE Search". ascap.com. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
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  24. ^ a b "Billboard Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  25. ^ "Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
  26. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 12, 2016). "Country Albums Sales Chart: July 12, 2016". Roughstock.
  27. ^ "Top Heatseekers". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  28. ^ "Maddie & Tae - EP". iTunes. September 15, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  29. ^ Matt Bjorke (March 25, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For March 25, 2015". Roughstock.
  30. ^ "Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  31. ^ "Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  32. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  33. ^ "Billboard Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  34. ^ "Canada Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  35. ^ "American single certifications – Maddie & Tae – Girl in a Country Song". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  36. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 8, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 8, 2015". RoughStock.
  37. ^ "American single certifications – Maddie & Tae – Fly". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  38. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 7, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: December 7, 2015". RoughStock.
  39. ^ "Die From A Broken Heart by Maddie & Tae on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  40. ^ "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: November 7, 2018". RoughStock. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  41. ^ "First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'". Npr.org. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  42. ^ "CMT : Videos : Maddie & Tae : Fly". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  43. ^ "Shut Up And Fish – Maddie & Tae". Vevo. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  44. ^ "Maddie & Tae Announce Fall Headlining Tour". The Boot. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 21 August 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2017.