Maddie & Tae Drop Teaser for “Fly” Video – Watch Here! (@MaddieAndTae)

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Having rocked the format with their cheeky role-reversing “Girl In A Country Song” video – at nearly 19 million VEVO views and counting, MADDIE & TAE knew they wanted to create a video for their faith-in-the-falter, strong-when-you’re-scared empowering ballad “Fly.” Working with Brian Lazzaro, who created evocative clips for Rilo Kiley, Cory Chisel The Cadillac Three and Eli Young Band, Maddie & Tae created a video that became a visual metaphor for finding your way in real life terms.

Seeing the lush video that features children climbing ladders, a wall of suspended chairs, Maddie & Tae writing, singing and playing, CMT began running trailers with the message “Empower Your Dreams, Embrace Your Mistakes” to promote the world premiere on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday at 9 am EST.

“Video is so important,” Tae Dye explains. “With video, you can expand what a song means, a larger frame or let people see it in a bigger way…We knew we wanted the humor for ‘Girl In A Country Song,’ but for ‘Fly,’ it was something dreamier to inspire you when things are difficult.”

Maddie Marlow continues, “We were both so scared when we came to Nashville to chase this dream. How many days did I look out the window and want to run home ‘cause the world was so big and things were going wrong? But I also knew if I ran away, my dream would never happen. It was being brave when I didn’t even know why or how that somehow brought us to here, which is exactly why we wrote the song.”

Check out the teaser for “Fly” below.

Maddie & Tae – “Fly” – Teaser

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.