Maddie & Tae Receive 2015 Golden Boot Award for Music Video of the Year
Chances are, if you watched Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song" music video, you're still chuckling, almost a year later. Country fans voted, and the young duo won The Boot's 2015 Golden Boot Award for Music Video of the Year.
Even though "Girl in a Country Song" was Maddie & Tae's very first music video, it was an instant hint. Have you ever seen a video where grown men seductively bite into strawberries, wear crop tops, swing in the fading evening light and act ... like girls?
“The video helps us put the point across that it’s hard being a girl in a country song,” Maddie Marlow says. “If the guys had to live up to the expectations that we do, I don’t think they could do it either.”
The music video proved popular from its inception; it entered The Boot’s Video Shootout Hall of Fame last summer.
But not everyone was enthusiastic about the song and video -- especially Florida Georgia Line, who defended the stereotypical "girl in a country song," with Brian Kelley saying, "All I’m gonna say about that is, I don’t know one girl who doesn’t want to be a girl in a country song." (The female duo didn't take FGL's comments personally and maintain their love for the "Cruise" hitmakers.)
In order to win Music Video of the Year, Maddie & Tae had to face Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane," Glen Campbell's emotional "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Kenny Chesney's "American Kids," Sam Hunt's raw "Take Your Time" and Lady Antebellum's sleek "Bartender." In the end, Maddie & Tae notched 36.43 percent of the votes, Campbell garnered 35.67 percent and Bentley had 10.87 percent.
"Girl in a Country Song" also won Maddie & Tae the 2015 Golden Boot Award for Song of the Year.
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