Maddie and Tae: Girl in a Country Song

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On the heels of the bro-country craze, one female duo is striking back. Maddie and Tae’s debut single, “Girl in a Country Song” is a statement, to say the least.

Directly saying in an interview with the Washington Post, “it would suck to be the girl in those songs,” Maddie and Tae seem to be throwing punches at Nashville’s biggest and brightest stars. For those keeping score, this song is the exact opposite of the Maggie Rose single, “Girl in Your Truck Song.”

Well I wish I had some shoes on my two bare feet

And it’s gettin’ kinda cold in these painted-on cut-off jeans

I hate the way this bikini top chafes

Do I really have to wear it all day?

(Yeah baby)

I hear you over there on your tailgate whistlin’

Sayin’ “Hey girl,” but you know I ain’t listenin’

Cause I got a name and to you it ain’t

pretty little thing, honey or baby

It’s driving me red red red red red red redneck crazy

Being the girl in a country song

How in the world did it go so wrong?

Like all we’re good for is looking good for

you and your friends on the weekend, nothin’ more

We used to get a little respect

Now we’re lucky if we even get

To climb up in the truck, keep our mouth shut, ride along

And be the girl in a country song

Well, shakin’ my moneymaker ain’t ever made me a dime

And there ain’t no sugar for you in this shaker of mine

Tell me one more time you gotta get you some of that

Sure I’ll slide on over, but you’re gonna get slapped

These days it ain’t easy being that…

Girl in a country song

How in the world did it go so wrong?

Like all we’re good for is looking good for

you and your friends on the weekend, nothin’ more

We used to get a little respect

Now we’re lucky if we even get

To climb up in the truck, keep our mouth shut, ride along

And be the girl in a country song

Yep, yep, yep

Aw naw,

Conway and George Strait

Never did it this way

Back in the old days

Aw naw,

We ain’t a cliche

That ain’t no way

To treat a lady

Like a girl in a country song

How in the world did it go so wrong?

Like all we’re good for is looking good for

you and your friends on the weekend, nothin’ more

We used to get a little respect

Now we’re lucky if we even get

To climb up in the truck, keep our mouth shut, ride along

Down some dirt road we don’t even wanna be on

And be the girl in a country song

(Spoken)

Yeah baby

I ain’t your tan legged Juliet

Can I put on some real clothes now?

Aw naw

Maddie and Tae, who penned “Girl In A Country Song” with Big Machine Music staff writer and producer Aaron Scherz, admit their cheeky yet insightful tune is “all in good fun” and a viewpoint that hasn’t really been heard before. “We don’t want to bring the guys down, we just want to lift the ladies up as well,” says Tae. Backing Maddie & Tae up for their light-hearted approach, CMT.com noted, “I really hope the guys whose songs are mentioned aren’t offended. But if they are, let’s just remember this: They started it.”

Yes they did.

Image source: Kevin White for Dot Records