Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye made a grand entrance in 2014 with their hit song “Girl in a Country Song”, which gave voice to the nameless, faceless female figures in the “bro-country” songs populating the country radio airwaves. You know, the ones dancing in the moonlight, by trucks’ tailgates, in cut-off jean shorts, off a dirt road somewhere? Marlow, Dye and co-writer Aaron Scherz had them express lightly biting sentiments like, “I got a name and to you it ain’t pretty little thing, hottie or baby,” just straddling that line between polemic and satire. Nothing on Maddie & Tae’s debut album Start Here is as clever or as likely to garner headlines as “Girl in a Country Song”, but that might be for the best.
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