Maddie & Tae Give Thanks

Country Newcomers Praise God in Liner Notes for Debut Album

Now that Maddie & Tae’s debut album Start Here has been out for a few days, I’ve had time to properly live with the music and even start to immerse myself in the liner notes.

And here’s what I’ve discovered: God is not an afterthought for these two young singers. He is not the end of the sentence, as in “Thanks to so and so, so and so … and God.”

They both put God first in their paragraphs of gratitude.

Maddie Marlow thanks Him for putting all the beautiful people in her life and for her incredible journey. Then she quotes Psalm 46:5, “God is within her, she will not fail.”

And Tae Dye’s first words are, “Glory to God. Talk about a rock to lean on. He is why I’m here, and every day I am amazed by His grace.” Then she thanks Him again, for putting Marlow in her life.

“All I know is that God sure knew what He was doing when He placed you in my life,” she wrote.

Together, they thank God for giving them the gift of song.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.