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Maddie & Tae are back with "Friends Don't"

Monday, April 30, 2018 – Maddie & Tae, the duo behind "Girl in a Country Song," returned on Friday with a new single, "Friends Don't," the duo's first song since signing with Mercury Nashville.

Written by Maddie & Tae, aka Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye along with Justin Ebach and Jon Nite, is the first single from their sophomore album. Set to impact country radio May 14, fans watch the lyric video.

"I hope our fans love this song as much as we do," said Marlow. "Anything we ever do we have them in mind and want to always create music they can connect with. We have a big story to tell on this album, and 'Friends Don't' is the beginning of it all."

"It feels so good to be back with a song like 'Friends Don't,'" said Dye. "This song is everything we've always been. Honest, vulnerable and confident. We can't wait for our fans to hear the rest of the record."

Maddie & Tae received much play for "Girl in a Country Song," a reaction to bro country, which was on their debut "Start Here" in 2015. They became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the country airplay charts with their debut single. They won a CMA Award for Video of the Year for "Girl In A Country Song." They also had a hit with "Fly."

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Start Here CD review - Start Here
Maddie & Tae (aka Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye) start their biggest song "Girl in a Country Song" with a warning, "No country music was harmed in the making of this song." That warning also applies to the remaining 10 songs, which is about as country sounding as music seems to get these days for most artists. "Girl in a Country Song" is an answer song, of course, to the bro country going on all around them with faceless women being depicted as objects while riding »»»
Maddie & Tae CD review - Maddie & Tae
Most casual listeners will be wondering if singing duo Maddie & Tae have another attention-getter in them like "Girl In A Country Song" when it comes to the act's debut EP. Although there's nothing that rivals the bro-country answer song of "Girl," the other three tracks on this initial release show great promise. "Sierra" takes aim at high horse women, rather than lusting men. So much so, in fact, their thoughts nearly verge on making them lose their Christianity. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
Concert Review: Jinks wins over fans, especially new ones – Cody Jinks asked the crowd a bit into his show how many had never seen him before. It seemed like Jinks has made a lot of musical inroads into the public's consciousness because roughly three quarters of the audience raised their hands to show that this was their first time. That probably made Jinks feel pretty darn good about how life has been... »»»
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