Moving twice the speed of sound, MADDIE & TAE will kick off the festivities on Verizon Super Bowl Central, the epicenter of action leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. The duo, who became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Singles Chart with their plucky “Girl In A Country Song,” will headline opening night. A series of free concerts will start Wednesday, January 28 on Verizon Super Bowl Central and culminate with the Grammy Award winning band, The Roots, on Saturday, January 31.
“When the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee called, we thought they were kidding,” says Maddie Marlow. “When you think of football, I think the last thing you’d think of are a couple girl songwriters.”
“But they said they liked our energy, and the idea we’d take on the boys with our song,” Tae Dye continues. “That made us their kind of girls; the kind who’ll stand up and have fun doing it!”
It’s a big week for Maddie & Tae. In addition to debuting “Fly” – the follow up to their RIAA GOLD-certified debut single – on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, the duo’s “Girl In A Country Song” topped the Nashville Scene Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll as Single of the Year.