Maddie & Tae is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye. The duo is signed to Dot Records.
Madison Kay "Maddie" Marlow (born July 7, 1995) is a native of Sugar Land, Texas, and Taylor Elizabeth "Tae" Dye (born September 18, 1995) is a native of Ada, Oklahoma. The two met at age 15 through the assistance of a vocal coach who worked with both of them. The two began working with representatives of Big Machine Records and songwriter Aaron Scherz. They first performed under the name "Sweet Aliana." After finishing high school, the two moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to begin their musical career.
In 2014, Big Machine revived the Dot Records name for a new imprint. Maddie & Tae were confirmed as the first signees of the label in June 2014.
They wrote their debut single, "Girl in a Country Song", with Scherz, who co-produced it with Dann Huff. The song is a criticism of the bro-country trend of 2013 and 2014. "Girl in a Country Song" debuted at number 58 on the Country Airplay chart dated for the week ending July 19, 2014. After 23 weeks on the charts, it reached Number One for the chart dated December 20, 2014, giving Maddie & Tae their first chart-topper. It became the first debut single by a female duo to reach Number One since The Wreckers did it in 2006 with "Leave the Pieces," and only the second in history.