At the recent 45th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala, Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” was honored as one of the “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written.” But when it came time to talk about the award, both Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye — who always have a way with words — could barely string a few together to express their gratitude.
And since the song is built on a critique of the cliches in country music, the duo wasn’t so sure people would ever accept it, let alone honor it.
“It’s hard to believe people are still responding to a song we were sure everyone was going to be mad about,” Marlow said.
Dye said it just proves that people care what girls think and about how they feel.
“Girls are more than Daisy Dukes and shutting up in the truck,” she said. “I think our song sorta says people agree.”