Two young country stars try to change Nashville, starting with breaking the stereotype about girls in country songs

In the last six months since the release of their chart crushing debut single “Girl in a Country Song,” country duo Maddie & Tae have caught the attention of everyone from “The Today Show” to “Entertainment Weekly” magazine for their little ditty about the female stereotypes often portrayed in country music today.

Social media exploded with images from the accompanying video for the song, which showed the boys finally getting into the act, wearing the short shorts and serving the fresh cold lemonade.

But now, it’s finally time for the girls to get some much-deserved attention.

The talented country duo will debut their follow-up single “Fly” on “The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon” January 23, and finally get the chance to show off their impressive vocal abilities.

“Fly’ is so important to us,” explained Maddie & Tae member Taylor Dye in a recent press release. “It really is the story of our journey, of doing something that might be crazy. Being scared and being emancipated to come to Nashville at 17… saying ‘No, we want to write our own songs…,’ not knowing if that’s going to break the deal. But you have to believe in yourself.”

“You have to believe…no matter what your dream is and no matter what people tell you,” added Maddie Marlow in the same press release. “That’s why this song matters. We hope for anyone else trying to make a dream come true, they can find the faith to keep going and ‘Fly’ when they’re about to give up.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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