Maddie & Tae Hit No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart, Make History
Maddie & Tae have secured a spot in country music history with their hit single 'Girl in a Country Song.'
The tune has seen a slow rise to success since its release this summer, but after reaching the Top 10 in October, Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye are sitting pretty at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart -- 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.
'Girl in a Country Song' is also the first debut song by a female act to hit No. 1 in almost five years. If you don't count debuts by Underwood, Miranda Lambert or Taylor Swift, Maddie & Tae are the first female act to hit No. 1 with their debut in 10 years.
These tabulations don't include country groups with females in them, but the numbers still speak for themselves. The single has already been certified gold, with over 500,000 digital downloads.
Congratulations, Maddie & Tae! Could this be a sign that country fans are beginning to say "bye-bye" to bro-country?