Maddie & Tae Receive ’10 Songs I Wish I’d Written’ Honor
In the midst of kicking off their first headlining tour, Maddie & Tae returned to Nashville to accept an honor they didn’t even know they were getting. The 3-time CMA Award nominated duo sat in the audience of the 45th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at Music City Center and were shocked to hear that their first single, Girl In A Country Song, was being added to the prestigious list of ’10 Songs I Wish I’d Written’.
“No one told us we were being recognized,” said a breathless Maddie after being called to the stage for the honor. “It was so crazy, because that song happened so fast, was released even faster – and somehow just keeps going. It’s hard to believe people are still responding to a song we were sure everyone was going to be mad about.”
The country cuties join the likes of Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Eric Church and Kenny Chesney. But, pop singer Meghan Trainor, is the only other person to have their debut single be picked for the same award.
On top of this, the girls are getting incredible reviews about the beginning of their ‘Start Here’ Tour. Rolling Stone’s headline says, “Maddie & Tae Launch Headlining Tour With Precocious Wisdom, Wit,” raving the duo “ran through an exuberant, compact 18-song, nearly 70 minute set like a pair of seasoned headliners,” while Billboard offered, “a bridge between contemporary country’s pop-crossover imperative and the genre’s more traditional pillars… Country music may be the last refuge for fans of harmony: the power of interwoven voices has mostly been forgotten in other genres. Maddie & Tae’s harmonies frequently attract comparisons to the Dixie Chicks, though on stage they pushed towards Fleetwood Mac.”
Tae weighed in by saying, “When we went out on that stage, it was one of those times when Maddie and I just wanted to put every bit of our hearts out there, to give those fans every single thing piece of who we are. When they started singing back to us, it was the most amazing feeling – because they were singing our songs, but they kind of made them their songs, too.”