Young duo Maddie & Tae raised eyebrows with their debut single “Girl in a Country Song,” a good-natured indictment of “bro country” lyrics that relegate women to just a truck-seat accessory. On Friday, Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye took the song to The Late Show With David Letterman to make their late-night TV debut, as well as announce the release date for their upcoming EP.
The self-titled digital EP will be available online beginning November 4th and will feature songs penned by Maddie & Tae, including “Girl in a Country Song,” which the teenagers performed on Letterman. With Maddie singing lead and Tae adding harmonies for the first verse, the girls traded off for the cheeky “shaking my moneymaker ain’t never made me a dime” verse, showing off the chemistry that has also helped distinguish the twosome.
“Maddie and I both have been singing since the age of three, and we pretty much knew from an early age that this was the career we wanted to pursue. When we met when we were 15 and 16, we knew that this was our passion,” Dye recently told Rolling Stone Country.
“It’s funny because when we get up on stage, people are like, ‘Okay, we’ve seen this before. Two blond girls. Probably gonna sing about love and boys and all this kind of stuff,'” added Marlow. “And we do get inspired by that and write about it. But there’s a lot more to be said. It’s all about what we’re inspired by, all different things. The cool thing is, we’re coming from a real place in everything. So no matter what we’re discussing, it’s definitely real.”
Maddie & Tae are set to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on September 23rd.