To hear the men of country music tell it, the important things in life include tailgates, tan lines and a tall, cold one.
Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye have other ideas.
With “Girl in a Country Song,” the teens, known collectively as Maddie & Tae, have scored a hit. It’s a pointed, clever song that pushes back against the current “bro-country” trend typified in tunes from Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Colt Ford and Blake Shelton.
"These songs make women seem so one-dimensional," Marlow says of the male singers’ numbers. "We have to have long, tan legs and cutoff jeans to be beautiful. We don’t want women to feel that way.
"Women are pretty complicated creatures. Tae and I love a good pair of cutoff jeans. But we’re going to wear them when we want to," says the Sugar Land native and graduate of George Ranch High School in Richmond.
My full interview HERE.