Maddie & Tae: “Girl In A Country Song” Lands 3 CMT Music Awards Nominations

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When Maddie & Tae wrote “Girl In A Country Song,” they never imagined their cheeky send-up of being fed-up with the Daisy Dukes-sportin’, tan-legs-gleamin’, bikini top-wearin’ voiceless status girls the young country hunks were singing about would strike a chord. Their GOLD-certified #1 debut single amassed over 22 million video views and this morning, landed the duo three CMT Music Awards nominations: Breakout Video of the Year, Duo Video of the Year and Video of the Year. 

“This is crazy,” Maddie Marlow exclaimed. “We were just trying to have a little fun and create a video with some humor to it.”

“We never thought anything like this would happen,” marvels Tae Dye. “To us it was a funny little song and then the video made us laugh. It’s an amazing feeling to see all the people who’ve watched it online and the people at CMT who’ve played it.”

“Girl In A Country Song” became only the third debut single by a female duo to go #1 in over 70 years. Singled out by The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, NPR and The Late Show with David Letterman, the pair of 19-year-old’s certainly got people’s attention.

The “Girl In A Country Song” video, directed by TK McKamy, quickly became one of those “You’ve Got To See This…” propositions. With just enough sass and spunk from the girls, the video prominently features three fairly average-looking guys shamelessly vamping and romping in skimpy “video babe” attire. Watch the video here:

Fans can vote now through June 8 at The CMT Music Awards air live from Bridgestone Arena on June 10 at 8/7c.

Maddie & Tae’s debut album START HERE will release August 28 on Dot Records. In the meantime, fans can catch the bold duo on Dierks Bentley’s SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR which kicks off June 5 in Raleigh, NC. Four additional tour dates and more, visit

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.