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Maddie & Tae, Urban/Church win early CMA honors

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Maddie & Tae and Keith Urban and Eric Church were early winners in CMA awards announced Wednesday morning.

Maddie & Tae won the Best video award for "Girl in a Country Song."

The duo tweeted, "Oh my GOSH! Our 1st CMA!!! With our crazy little video! Thank you #CMAs for crowning an incredible year. What a HUGE dream come true!"

In a subsequent tweet, the pair joked, "And yes.... We totally did a happy dance in our PJs this morning."

Church and Urban teamed up to win Musical Event of the Year for "Raise 'Em Up."

The remaining awards will be handed out this evening in Nashville. ABC is broadcasting the awards from 8-11 p.m. eastern.

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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 »»»
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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: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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