Maddie & Tae Are First Female Duo in Country Airplay Top 10 Since 2007
Maddie & Tae are making history with their hit 'Girl in a Country Song.' The twosome broke into the Top 10 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart this week, marking the first time in seven years that a female duo has done so.
The Wreckers scored a place within that list with 'My, Oh My' on Jan. 20, 2007, but any female singing pairs since then have stayed off top of the chart. 'Girl in a Country Song' is the debut single from the duo, off the ladies' self-titled EP, due Nov. 4.
In Maddie & Tae's tune, they rib on "bro-country," especially its depiction of women, and it's received some criticism from acts like Florida Georgia Line, who clearly are not fans of the somewhat cheeky track.
The song was inspired by the fact that many current country hits "have this super-smoking-hot girl," says Maddie Marlow.
"She's always barefoot on a tailgate dancing in cutoff jeans and a bikini top. We thought it would be fun to come at [it] from how we would feel being in those songs," she adds. "We want to look good for these boys, but that's not all we have to offer.
"We're just giving the girls a voice," Marlow says.