Maddie & Tae’s ‘Girl in a Country Song’ Declared Song of the Year in 2015 Golden Boot Awards
Even though their combined ages don't even add up to 40 years, Maddie & Tae are taking the country music world by storm, and fans are responding. The duo's "Girl in a Country Song" won Song of the Year in the 2015 Golden Boot Awards, squeezing just ahead of Eric Church and Keith Urban's "Raise 'Em Up."
The impressive duo garnered 35.13 percent of votes in the category because, let's be honest, "Girl in a Country Song" is completely and utterly addictive. Maddie & Tae co-wrote the song with Aaron Scherz and released it in July of 2014 -- and it immediately sparked the interest of a whole lot of fans due to its spoofing of "bro-country."
Lyrics like, “I hear you over there on your tailgate whistling / Saying, ‘Hey, girl,’ but you know I ain’t listening / 'Cause I got a name, and to you ain’t 'pretty little thing,' 'honey' or 'baby' / It’s driving me red, red, red, red, red, red, redneck crazy,” make "Girl in a Country Song" a laugh-out-loud tune with not-so-subtle references to country's male artists. Maddie & Tae song-check artists such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, Billy Currington and more, and the song is pointed but also impossibly funny.
The two women also made history with the song: When it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, Maddie & Tae became the first female act to grab the slot in more than two years. (Carrie Underwood was the last female artist to hit No. 1, with "Blown Away," in October 2012.) Plus, "Girl in a Country Song" was the first debut song by a female artist to hit No. 1 in almost five years, and Maddie & Tae were the first female duo to break into the Top 10 on the Country Airplay chart in more than seven years.
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