The Song Remembers When: Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”

We take you behind the scenes and explore the making of one of our favorite tunes with The Song Remembers When…

Song: “Girl In A Country Song”
Songwriters: Maddie Marlowe Font, Taylor Dye Kerr, and Aaron Scherz
Album: Start Here

In the summer of 2014, country fans were just being introduced to a new female duo named Maddie & Tae. At the time, the top 30 in country music was dominated by male artists with a few exceptions. Maddie & Tae wanted to have a little fun with the situation while also pointing out how women might be portrayed in these songs that were deemed “bro-country.”

There was enough attention around the duo that they would earn a spot on the Late Show with David Letterman where they performed their debut single. And, the memorable music video made a splash generating millions of views.

In just 23 weeks, they would find themselves at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. It marked the first time that a female duo reached number one with a debut single since The Wreckers did it in 2006 (“Leave The Pieces”).

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