SINGLE REVIEW: Maddie & Tae “Fly”

Maddie & Tae follow up “Girl in a Country Song” with a more serious approach to their second single “Fly,’ off of their debut EP, released to iTunes November 14, 2014. The duo took a big leap with this song given the success they had with their fun loving debut single touching upon the abundance of bro-country in country music lately. “Fly” allows us to hear a slower, more melodic, side to Maddie & Tae. Further stepping away from the recent trend of trucks, parties, and passion, this song fits right in with the empowering songs that have been surfacing recently. Although it may be difficult for older generations to connect to the younger duo, we have all been through trials and tribulations at some point, and can relate to the importance of persistence through those times. The lyrics are notably motivational and inspiring and may be exactly the message our younger generation of listeners need right now.

“So keep on climbing, though the ground might shake

Just keep on reaching though the limb might break

We’ve come this far, don’t you be scared now

Cause you can learn to fly on the way down”

Dierks Bently recently announced Maddie & Tae will be joining Canaan Smith, and Kip Moore for his 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour!  The girls are also making a late night appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform “Fly” on Friday January 23rd.

Fly” by Maddie & Tae can be found on iTunes HERE

Kelly Hettenbaugh

Kelly Hettenbaugh

Growing up in upstate New York, I was the one hanging with the boys hunting and fishing that the country songs talk about. Driving the back roads to my grandparent’s house in the southern tier, I used to belt out Trisha Yearwood’s “She’s In Love With a Boy,” desperately wanting to be Katie and find my Tommy. I thought my parents turned it up because they knew I liked it.. I’ve since realized it was probably to drown out my less than stellar singing voice. Although a lot has changed since then, my love for country music has stayed with me. I now live in SW Florida and my interest lies more in the up and coming acts, and songwriters than it does the larger acts that are already successful. I love being the first to discover someone and watch their career grow as they find their way in today’s crazy country music world. Working five days a week- my weekends are spent at a show, doing something active outdoors, or catching up with friends. Since I get to enjoy FL everyday, my vacations usually revolve around music festivals or visiting my family back in NY :)

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