Maddie & Tae is an American female country music duo composed of Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye, both of whom are singers, songwriters, and guitarists. The duo is signed to Dot Records. Their debut album, Start Here, was released on August 28, 2015 and includes the singles "Girl in a Country Song", "Fly", "Shut Up and Fish". and "Sierra".


In 2010, Maddie and Tae were both going to the same vocal coach and met at a showcase in Dallas. Dallas was halfway between their hometowns. Maddie is from Sugar Land, Texas and Tae is from Ada, Oklahoma. They hit it off as friends initially. Within the year, the duo was going back and forth to Nashville every weekend while still going to school. They first performed under the name "Sweet Aliana". After finishing high school, the duo moved to Nashville, to begin their musical career. In 2014, Big Machine revived the Dot Records name for a new imprint. Maddie & Tae were confirmed as the first signees of the label in June 2014.

Maddie is Jewish and actively supports Jewish charities.

They wrote their debut single, "Girl in a Country Song", with Scherz, who co-produced it with Dann Huff. The song is a criticism of the contemporary bro-country trend. "Girl in a Country Song" debuted at number 58 on the Country Airplay chart dated for the week ending July 19, 2014. After 23 weeks, it reached number 1 for the chart dated December 20, 2014, becoming the first debut single by a female duo to reach number one since The Wreckers did it in 2006 with "Leave the Pieces", and only the second in history. Maddie and Tae released their self-titled EP on November 4, 2014. It featured "Girl in a Country Song" as well as 3 new tracks: "Sierra", "Fly", and "Your Side of Town". Maddie and Tae co-wrote all 4 tracks.

"Fly" was released on January 26, 2015. It made its television debut when they performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Their debut album, Start Here, was released on August 28, 2015. By October 2015, the song had become a Top 10 hit on both Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay. The duo co-wrote the track "Boomerang" on Jana Kramer's late-2015 album Thirty One. The album's third single, "Shut Up and Fish" released to country radio on November 2, 2015. The album's fourth single, "Sierra" released to country radio in 2016.

Maddie and Tae guest starred on the Disney Channel show Girl Meets World in an episode entitled "Girl Meets Texas, Part 2", which premiered on October 17, 2015.


  • Madison Kay Marlow (born July 7, 1995, from Sugar Land, Texas) - lead vocals, guitar, mandolin
  • Taylor Elizabeth Dye (born September 18, 1995, from Ada, Oklahoma) - background vocals, guitar


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales

Start Here2712
  • US: 103,800

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales


Maddie & Tae
  • Released: November 4, 2014
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Dot Records
  • US: 12,600


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsSalesAlbum



"Girl in a Country Song"20143154561
  • US: 667,000
Start Here
  • RIAA: Gold
  • US: 321,000
"Shut Up and Fish"302336
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Music videos

2014"Girl in a Country Song"TK McKamy
2015"Fly"Brian Lazzaro
"Shut Up and Fish"TK McKamy

Awards and nominations

YearCeremonyCategoryNominated WorkResult
2015Academy of Country Music AwardsVocal Duo of the YearMaddie & TaeNominated
CMT Music AwardsBreakthrough Video of the YearGirl in a Country Song
Duo Video of the YearGirl in a Country Song
Video of the YearGirl in a Country Song
ASCAP Country Music AwardsMost Performed SongsGirl in a Country SongWon
Country Music Association AwardsVocal Duo of the YearMaddie & TaeNominated
New Artist of the YearMaddie & Tae
Video of the YearGirl in a Country SongWon
2016Academy of Country MusicNew Vocal Duo/Group of the YearMaddie & TaeNominated
Vocal Duo of the YearMaddie & Tae
2016Radio Disney Music AwardsCountry Favorite ArtistMaddie & TaeWon
Country Favorite SongFly


  • Start Here Tour (2015)