Maddie & Tae is an American female country music duo composed of Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye, both of whom are singers, songwriters and guitarists. The duo is signed to Dot Records. Their debut album, Start Here, was released on August 28, 2015 and includes the singles "Girl in a Country Song" and "Fly".
They first performed under the name "Sweet Aliana". After finishing high school, they two moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to begin their musical career. 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.
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. "Girl in a Country Song" debuted at number 58 on the Country Airplay chart dated for the week ending July 19, 2014. 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. Maddie and Tae released their self-titled EP on November 4th, 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. It made its television debut when they performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Their debut album, Start Here, was released on August 28, 2015. 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. The album's third single "Shut Up and Fish" released to country radio on November 2, 2015.
On Girl Meets World
Maddie and Tae guest starred on the Disney Channel show Girl Meets World in an episode entitled Girl Meets Texas (Part 2). The episode premiered October 17, 2015.
- They performed their song "No Place Like You."
- They are the fifth real life GMW guest stars to play themselves, after Herbie Hancock, Jane Lynch, Sheppard and Perez Hilton.
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