Maddie & Tae Host Special Performance at Walt Disney World’s Epcot – See the Pics! (@MaddieAndTae)

Tom Smuty
Tom Smuty

What better way for Maddie & Tae to celebrate the release of their debut album START HERE than by visiting “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” The three-time CMA nominated duo exceeded expectations when it was announced they debuted at #7 on Billboard’s All-Genre Top 200 Albums and as one of only two Country acts in the Top 10. Selling nearly 28,000 copies in the first week, newcomers Maddie & Tae stand strong with one of the biggest Country debuts of 2015. The pair graciously thanked their fans for supporting – and picking up –START HERE during a special performance at Walt Disney World Resorts in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion.

“We could not be happier,” exclaimed Maddie to the crowd. “It is beyond our wildest dreams and we are so thankful to all of the fans that have supported us. We would not be celebrating these milestones or memories without you.”

Continued Tae, “Maddie and I have been on this journey together since we were 15 years old. It feels like we have been keeping this giant secret that we can now share with the world!”

The top-selling duo met with contest winners before playing three back-to-back shows at the famed American Garden Theater on Labor Day (9/7). The 30-minute sets had the crowds on their feet and included “Shut Up and Fish,” “Downside of Growing Up” and current Top 10 single “Fly” as well as their #1 PLATINUM-selling smash “Girl in a Country Song.”

In partnership with Radio Disney Country, which launches November 4, 2015, Maddie & Tae also visited the 11 Pavilions of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resorts on Tuesday (9/8) with one lucky grand prize winner who got to tag along and experienced all of the excitement as a park VIP. The group enjoyed all of the highlights of the countries including eating caramel apples in Germany, getting henna tattoos in Morocco, lunching in Italy, trying on kimonos in Japan, eating macaroons in France and getting family crests in the UK.

“Disney World is the happiest place on earth and we are so excited to be here with our fans,” exclaimed Maddie.

“This is such a magical place,” added Tae “and there is no where else we would rather celebrate!”

The duo will be wrapping up Dierks Bentley’s SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR next month before embarking on their first headline dates on the START HERE TOUR October 7 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. START HERE is now available on iTunes and all other major retailers:

Photos: Tom Smuty, Dot Records

Juliet Schroder

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.