Maddie & Tae have become the first female act in eight years to top the Country Singles chart with their debut single "Girl In A Country Song.” This week, the gold-certified song is officially No. 1 in the country.
“That’s crazy,” Maddie says. “When Tae and I got our publishing deal, we wanted to write songs from a young woman’s perspective about all the things in life. Who knew that a song about wanting to be more than a girl in Daisy Dukes and a bikini top would hit people like this?"
“You dream about having a No. 1 song,” adds Tae. “Everyone does. We’re just two girls, living a dream, writing our songs and getting to go out on the road and play for people."
They have also been added to Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces show, in addition to being courted for some of 2015’s hottest tours.
"We couldn’t stop screaming when they told us the news because it humbles us even more to know this is something people wanted to hear," notes Tae. "We didn’t want to get our hopes up when our incredible team told us it looked good for the No. 1 spot because we just got here.”
“We’re here to have our songs be heard … but the way this whole thing happened?" Maddie asks. "Well, just wow.”
You can find out more about how the song was written in our exclusive story behind the song feature with the band's co-writer and mentor Aaron Scherz.