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Monday, March 25, 2019
– Maddie & Tae will be out with "One Heart To Another," an EP coming April 26 on Mercury Nashville.
Featuring five tracks, predominantly co-written by Maddie & Tae's Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, the project represents stories of love, loss and redemption. This is the forerunner to an album slated for later this year.
"This is much more than just a new project for us. It has been our light at the end of tunnel for the past two years. It is about two best friends experiencing the highest of highs, the lowest of lows and everything in between together. We hope our fans hear the vulnerability, heartbreak, strength, truth and passion we've poured into this. This is only the beginning," said Marlow.
"The journey to create this project was long, but beautiful," said Dye. "We put our heads down and tried to be the best artists we could be. And to us that looked like writing lyrics from a very honest place and sharing them with the hopes that someone out in the world feels less alone. So here is One Heart to Another. From our hearts to yours."
The EP features the single "Friends Don't," the heartache of "Die From A Broken Heart," which has tallied over 23 million streams and "Tourist In This Town." The kiss-off "New Dog, Old Tricks," a hip hop-inflected anthem marks the first outside cut Maddie & Tae has recorded .
The track list is:
1. Friends Don't (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jon Nite, Justin Ebach)
2. Die From A Broken Heart (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
3. Tourist In This Town (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Barry Dean, Jimmy Robbins)
4. One Heart To Another (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
5. New Dog Old Tricks (Laura Veltz, Jesse Frasure, Emily Weisband)
Maddie & Tae recently earned a Duo of the Year nomination for the upcoming 54th Academy of Country Music Awards making it their sixth career nomination from the ACM. The duo is also gearing up to hit the road as part of Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty Tour 360, kicking off May 1 in Greensboro, N.C.
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