Maddie & Tae, "Friends Don't"
When Maddie & Tae released "Girl in a Country Song" in 2014, they turned poking fun of country radio conventions into a country radio hit – no easy task indeed. But what happened next wasn't easy either. Subsequent singles failed to resonate, and they shuffled record labels from the since-shuttered Dot imprint of Big Machine to Mercury Nashville. Now the duo of Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye are prepping for their comeback LP, led by a new single, "Friends Don't." Part of what Maddie & Tae say will be a concept album, "Friends Don't" tells the story of a romance crossing the lines from friends to lovers, anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row. M.M.