Sign up for newsletter
 

Maddie & Tae Start Here

Monday, July 20, 2015 – Maddie & Tae, with hits "Girl In A Country Song" and "Fly," will rev it up with the Start Here Tour.

The headlining tour starts Oct; 7 in New York and concludes Nov. 7 in Chicago with a total of 12 dates at listening rooms and historic music clubs.

"Maddie and I wanted to get out and play all the songs from this new record," Tae said. "We've spent a few years writing these songs, figuring out how to say what we thought was important about being our age, and figuring out how to create our kind of music, so before we get back onto someone else's tour, we wanted to take some time and show people all of who we are."

"Spending the summer with Dierks Bentley was an amazing master class in playing," said Maddie of their summer tour. "He has such a great sense of how to connect with the audience, but he also understands how to keep music the focus... to make sure the playing and the songs don't get lost in the fun of it. To write songs that matter is one thing, to bring people inside them is another. I can't wait to share all the songs with the fans once Start Here comes out."

Slated for release Aug. 28, "Start Here" was produced by Dann Huff.

"A lot of what's happened to us is a blur," Maddie said. "So much, so fast, so wow. But every face we've seen, every smile in the crowd, every person we've met who tells us about one of our songs, whether it's 'Fly' or 'Shut Up and Fish,' we remember that. With the album almost here and this tour being announced, it finally feels like we're catching up with ourselves and our dream."

"Looking back, maybe it was crazy for Maddie and I to pick up, leave home and chase these songs to Nashville," Tae said. "But the music was too strong, and our need to hear songs that talked about the things happening in lives like ours was too real... and so we didn't have a choice. Suddenly, with everything coming together, it feels real. And this tour means we get to share it with all the people just like us."

Tour dates are:
Oct. 7 Highline Ballroom New York
Oct. 8 Paradise Rock Club Boston
Oct. 10 The Asylum Portland, ME
Oct. 15 Cotton Eyed Joe Knoxville, TN
Oct. 16 Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC
Oct. 17 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN
Oct. 22 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
Oct. 23 Banita Creek Hall Nacogdoches, TX
Oct. 24 House of Blues Houston, TX
Nov. 5 Boondocks Springfield, IL
Nov. 6 St. Andrew's Hall Detroit.
Nov. 7 Joe's On Weed Street Chicago

More news for Maddie & Tae

CD reviews for Maddie & Tae

Start Here CD review - Start Here
Maddie & Tae (aka Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye) start their biggest song "Girl in a Country Song" with a warning, "No country music was harmed in the making of this song." That warning also applies to the remaining 10 songs, which is about as country sounding as music seems to get these days for most artists. "Girl in a Country Song" is an answer song, of course, to the bro country going on all around them with faceless women being depicted as objects while riding »»»
Maddie & Tae CD review - Maddie & Tae
Most casual listeners will be wondering if singing duo Maddie & Tae have another attention-getter in them like "Girl In A Country Song" when it comes to the act's debut EP. Although there's nothing that rivals the bro-country answer song of "Girl," the other three tracks on this initial release show great promise. "Sierra" takes aim at high horse women, rather than lusting men. So much so, in fact, their thoughts nearly verge on making them lose their Christianity. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tillis unlocks "Looking for a Feeling" "It had been a while since I'd given my fans any new solo music," Pam Tillis explains, when asked about the motivation behind recording her album "Looking for a Feeling." Until recently, Tillis mostly busied herself by recording and touring with... »»»
Hull takes "25 Trips" Sierra Hull would be the first to tell you that releasing a new CD in the teeth of a global pandemic is a challenge. "It's very strange...just adjusting to being home and knowing what that feels like. It's the most I've... »»»
Lewis (and her daughters) make beautiful music (occasionally) and carry on the legacy Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear... »»»
First Rose of Spring CD review - First Rose of Spring
It's been obvious for some time now that Willie Nelson is essentially super human. At the age of 87, he's as active as ever, a wizened presence, spiritual icon and guiding light for all those that adore country music and Americana. »»»
Live From Capricorn Sound Studios CD review - Live From Capricorn Sound Studios
Blackberry Smoke's covers EP is not a tribute to just one group. Rather, it's a celebration of one particular recording studio, Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Ga., instead. Blackberry Smoke has become »»»
Neon Cross CD review - Neon Cross
Many records are touted as inspiring, but few albums actually live up to that billing by actually striking sentiments worthy of universal appeal. In Jaime Wyatt's case, there's never any doubt, »»»
Wild World CD review - Wild World
There are moments while listening to Kip Moore's album where the listener might feel like he/she is sampling new Kid Rock music - albeit, with plenty more heart and soul. Moore sings with a similarly endearing scratchy vocal tone, »»»
Ghosts of West Virginia CD review - Ghosts of West Virginia
In a time when political views are pushing us further apart as a society, Steve Earle is one of the few artists reaching across that divide to seek common ground. In the case of his album, "Ghosts »»»
Tessy Lou Williams CD review - Tessy Lou Williams
Welcome country traditionalist Tessy Lou Williams who hails from Montana, the daughter of two musicians who emigrated from Nashville to Willow Creek, Mont. (population 210). Her parents toured with their »»»