We, at New England Country Music, have decided to continue 2020 with our popular WCW (Women Crush Wednesday) series, where we spotlight women in country music. Each month we will feature a talented woman who is crushing the country music scene.
We’re kicking things off with a double dose of talented females, Maddie and Tae. This country music duo, both twenty-five-years old, is comprised of Madison (Maddie) Kay Font and Taylor (Tae) Elizabeth Dye. Maddie is from Sugarland, TX and sings lead vocals and plays the guitar as well as the mandolin. Tae is from Ada, OK and sings background vocals and also plays the guitar. While in high school, the pair met through their shared vocal coach and became friends. They started performing under the name ‘Sweet Aliana.’
Upon graduating high school, they both moved to Nashville and were picked up by Dot Records. These talented ladies wrote their debut single, ‘Girl in a Country Song,’ alongside Aaron Scherz. It was released in July 2014 and it peaked at number one on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart in December. This was only the second time in history that a female duo’s debut single reached number one. The only other women to accomplish is was The Wreckers with their 2008 single ‘Leave the Pieces.’ ‘Girl in a Country Song’ was certified platinum by the RIAA and went on to sell over 650,000 copies in the USA. Later in 2014, Maddie & Tae dropped their four song, self-titled EP. They released their first album, ‘Start Here,’ in 2015. In early 2018, this WCW duo signed with Mercury Nashville and released two singles, ‘Friends Don’t’ and ‘Die From a Broken Heart.’ They went on to release two more Eps: ‘One Heart to Another,’ in April 2019 and ‘Everywhere I’m Goin’ in October 2019.
Maddie and Tae were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards held in Las Vegas, NV.
Just this month, Maddie and Tae announced some super exciting news. They are heading out on their first headlining tour in over five years, the Tourist in This Town Tour. The tour will run from mid-April through mid-July, but will not be stopping anywhere in the Northeast.
Following their headlining tour, Maddie and Tae will be joining Jake Owen on Lady Antebellum’s Ocean 2020 Tour. Definitely grab your tickets now as they’ll hit four New England states this summer!
You can see them on June 14th at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford, CT, on June 18th at the Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford, NH, on June 19th at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME, and on June 20th at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.
Be sure to download ‘Girl in a Country Song’ on Apple Music here.
Stay tuned for our next installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page on Wednesday, February 26th.