If “bro-country” music were a man, Maddie & Tae are the girl giving him a hard slap in the face when he gets too grope-y in the flatbed.
“Girl In A Country Song” is fantastically unapologetic; delivering sass and self esteem in an upbeat female anthem. Maddie & Tae are sick of being the stereotypical girl portrayed in radio hits, and they’ve taken to their lyrical and vocal prowess to express just how little they want to be the barefoot, bikini-clad girl that’s only worthwhile drunk by the bonfire.
Yes, female artists have thrown plenty of shade at their male counterparts recently. But Maddie & Tae aren’t ready to make nice, and while they may not be making a lot of friends among the men singing about Silverados, they’ve got a lot of fed up women in their corner – and you know what they say about the chart-topping success of a woman scorned.
The duo even call out specific songs – part of what makes the song so hard-hitting: “there ain’t no sugar for you in this shaker of [theirs]” (Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On”), they “ain’t your tan legged Juliet!” (Aldean’s “My Kinda Party”), and it’s driving them “red-red-red-red-red-red-redneck crazy” (Shelton’s “Boys Round Here”).
Bottom line: the song is great, Maddie & Tae are rockstars, and we’re excited to see what they do next. The song, the first release from the duo and from the recently revived DOT Records, has already been sent to radio.
“Girl in a Country Song” will be released to iTunes July 15th.