Maddie & Tae Are Golden Girls
November 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM (PT)
DOT RECORDS duo MADDIE & TAE have earned their first GOLD certification from the RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA) for their debut single, "Girl In A Country Song."
"We had no idea people would respond like this," remarked MADDIE MARLOW. "We wrote a song where we looked at how the girl in these songs must feel ... it's hard, being expected to be in those DAISY DUKES and that bikini top all the time ... TAE and I wanted to show people the other side."
The duo wrote "Girl In A Country Song" on ST. PATRICK'S DAY of this year, signed with DOT RECORDS while recording the song, and have reached RIAA GOLD just two weeks before THANKSGIVING, making them the fastest rising female act in eight years. The single currently has sales exceeding 500,000 digital downloads.
"It is like a dream come true," explained TAE DYE. "You work your whole life ... you keep doing the things you know: singing and writing, keeping at it. Then all of a sudden, it starts to happen -- and you keep working, and you keep hearing the most unbelievable things! The response everywhere we've been has been incredible from radio -- and especially the fans ... Now this? To be in the top 5 and have a GOLD single ... that's just crazy!"
MADDIE & TAE's self-titled debut EP is currently available at retailers and digitally via iTUNES.