• CMA AWARDS 2019: The Performances

    The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will feature numerous performances during tonight’s show. Show hosts Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will be joined by several female artists including Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson and The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby and Maren Morris) for the opening number highlighting the contributions female artists have made to country music.

    Little Big Town will lead a special performance with Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Ashley McBryde, Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

    Dierks Bentley and John Osborne (Brothers Osborne) will pay tribute to Kris Kristofferson, along with Sheryl Crow and Chris Janson.

    Brothers Osborne will perform “Hard Working Man” with Country Music Hall of Famers Brooks & Dunn.

    Eric Church is scheduled to perform his recent No. 1 song, “Some of It,” while Keith Urban will sing “We Were,” which was co-written by Eric and heading toward the top of the country charts.

    Carrie will perform her latest single, “Drinking Alone,” and Chris Stapleton pairs up with P!NK for “Love Me Anyway.”

    Kacey Musgraves, who is up for three CMA Awards for Female Vocalist, Song and Music Video of the Year for “Rainbow,” will perform “Rainbow Connection” with one of her idols and friends Willie Nelson, who is making his first CMA appearance since 2012. It’s also a full circle moment for Kacey. Check out the video below.

    https://twitter.com/KaceyMusgraves/status/1193894166054473728

    For a list of other performances and other information, go to cmaawards.com.

    The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie with special co-hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tonight (November 13th) at 8pm ET on ABC.

  • CMA AWARDS 2019: Duo of the Year

    Brothers Osborne are nominated for Single and Music Video of the Year for “Burning Man,” along with Dierks Bentley. The reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year also have another nod for Vocal Duo of the Year, an award they’ve claimed for the last three years, as well as a nomination for Musical Event of the Year for “All My Favorite People” with Maren Morris. This marks the brothers’ first nomination for Single and second for Music Video of the Year. John and TJ are once again overwhelmed by the nominations as noted in their post on Instagram when the nominations were announced — “Will forever be honored to receive these nominations. Hard to describe with words the feeling. Our country music community has lifted us higher than we ever dreamed or probably even deserve. Also pumped to be nominated alongside two of our favorite artists/people (Dierks Bentley and Maren Morris). Love y’all.”

    The two, who just released their Live From the Ryman album, are set to perform on Wednesday night with Brooks & Dunn on the Hall of Famers’ hit song, “Hard Workin’ Man.”

    Maddie & Tae scored their fifth CMA nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category. They picked up their first CMA Award in 2015 for Music Video of the Year for “Girl in a Country Song.” The duo is always happy to be nominated for an award, because as they said, “our peers do still feel like we’re doing something special and do still believe in us.” The ladies are currently making their way up the country charts with “Die From a Broken Heart.”

    The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie with special co-hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 13th) at 8pm ET on ABC.

    Audio / BACKSTAGE AT THE 2016 CMA AWARDS, BROTHERS OSBORNE’S TJ OSBORNE SAID HE AND HIS BROTHER JOHN CAN FEEL THE SUPPORT FROM EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY AFTER WINNING THEIR FIRST CMA VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR AWARD.

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    Brothers Osborne (CMA love) OC: …is great. :26
    TJ: “We definitely can feel the love and I feel like we’re trying to reciprocate that as much as we can because we are incredibly thankful. I mean, it’s amazing. We came to this town so many years ago. We look like an overnight success, but we came here just some poor blue-collar kids from Maryland, and here we are winning a CMA [Award]. I wish I could be home with all our boys back home. I know they’re celebrating.” JOHN: “I know! I know.” TJ: “This is great!”

    Audio / MADDIE & TAE TALK ABOUT THEIR CMA NOMINATION FOR VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR.

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    Maddie & Tae (CMA nomination) OC: …super fun. :30
    MADDIE: “Being nominated this year we never expected it, obviously. Having that nomination was like, oh wow, our peers do still feel like we’re doing something special and do still believe in us and that was a really nice spirit-lifter where we were like, ‘Oh my gosh. We are doing something right and we’re making music that people are enjoying,’ and that was just a huge, huge compliment. And we’re nominated with some of favorite people in the industry, so super fun.”

  • MADDIE & TAE USHER IN HOLIDAY SEASON WITH “HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS.”

    PLATINUM-selling Mercury Nashville duo Maddie & Tae effortlessly glide into the holiday season with their luminous rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” available everywhere now. Putting their stamp on the Christmas classic with vibrant melodies and their “gorgeous harmonies” (Billboard) on full display, listen to the song here.

    Next week, Maddie & Tae will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Weds., November 13th at 7am local time, just ahead of the 53rd annual CMA Awards, where the award-winning duo are set to perform and are also nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year.

    Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone) with a “sound that’s identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, Country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 The Cry Pretty Tour 360, recently wrapping on October 31. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.

    Audio / Maddie & Tae tell us their favorite Christmas song is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

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    Maddie & Tae (favorite Christmas song) OC: …harmonize to. :08
    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, and our favorite country Christmas song of all time is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” because it’s our favorite song to harmonize to.”

  • HALLOWEEN 2019: Adam, AJ, Billy, Brandon, Brothers O, Clare, Dierks, Eric, Langston, Pardi, Jordan, Josh, Luke, Maddie & Tae, Travis and more!

    Halloween is Thursday, October 31st, and the holiday has some of your favorite country stars getting into costumes, while others are recalling memories of Halloweens past.

    Audio / Adam Hambrick talks about one of his favorite Halloween costumes as a kid.

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    Adam Hambrick (Halloween) OC: …five-years-old. :10
    “My grandmother made me a Ghostbusters jumpsuit, and I had the proton backpack and I went as Peter Venkman, the Ghostbuster, when I was five-years-old.”

    Audio / Alan Jackson used to take his now grown daughters trick-or-treating when they were young children, but he recalls one costume that he hated. It was an infant costume that made one of the girls look like a little peapod.

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    AJ (Halloween) OC: …cute, but…[laughs] :17
    “Aww, I remember some, when they were infants, they had like these little, they looked like a little pea pod, you know, or something. It’s like a little green pea or something. And I thought man, that’s awful. But Denise liked it, and I guess it was cute, but…(laughs).”

    Audio / Billy Currington reminisces about his childhood Halloween memories.

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    Billy Currington (Halloween) OC: …Halloween. :17
    “You know, when I was a kid, I loved the trick and the treat. I loved dressing up. I was always wanting to be Dracula. That was my favorite guy. But, of course, who doesn’t love going door-to-door and getting these buckets of candy? [laughs] So, love, love Halloween.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay says since his father was a preacher, their Halloween activities were church-related.

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    Brandon Lay (Halloween) OC: …let Ryder do. :26
    “You know, my dad was a preacher, so Halloween for me (ha) was a little different than most kids. We always had something going on at church, so I think I was usually a character from the Bible and walk around the gym and just try to get as much candy as I can. It sounds a little weird, but I kinda was robbed of the trick-or-treating experience – thanks a lot Mom and Dad – but I’m not bitter about it or anything. We’ll see what we let Ryder do.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ and John Osborne talk about dressing up like zombies for Halloween.

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    Brothers Osborne (zombie costume) OC: (John) …was so fun! :29
    TJ: “Literally, you can dress up like a zombie and drag your foot behind you all day and make weird noises, and everyone finds that completely acceptable.” [laughs] JOHN: “One year I dressed up as a ‘90s  redneck zombie with a mullet wig and an Alan Jackson denim coat. I never once broke character. That’s part of the thing — you can actually not break character and get away with it. And everywhere I went, even when I ordered a drink, I ordered it like a zombie that was falling apart. [laughs] It was so fun!”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne talks about carving pumpkins with their dad when they were growing up.

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    Brothers Osborne (carving pumpkins) OC: …or something. :25
    “With our dad every year, we would go looking for pumpkins, and we would all get our own pumpkin to carve, and he would buy the biggest pumpkin that they had. It was huge. I mean, it was way too big for any one person, but he would love carving. He’s kind of an artsy guy. He was a great drawer and stuff, and he would carve the most terrifying, vicious looking, scary pumpkin you’d ever seen in your life, and it would be massive. It would be like on a 50-pound pumpkin or something.”

    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about their favorite Halloween candy.

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    Brothers Osborne (Halloween candy) OC: (John) …go stale. [laughs] :34
    TJ: “I would say, Snickers, Baby Ruth, Kit Kat and Reese’s too.” JOHN: “I always hated those houses that would give you bad candy, though. You’re like, ‘C’mon. Step it up.’ Spend the extra dollar on a bag, you know?” TJ: “A house when we were growing up used to give out whole candy bars. It was the best. You were like, ‘That house – that’s the honey hole of candy.’” JOHN: “I love it, and I love like at the end, like three or four days after Halloween you would see what candy was left, and it was always like those crappy cheap candies, and they would just go stale.” [laughs]

    Audio / Clare Dunn talks about Halloween when she was a kid.

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    Clare Dunn (Halloween) OC: …and stuff. :23
    “Halloween was always hit and miss. I mean it’s five miles to my nearest neighbor. So, for us if we wanted to go trick-or-treating or whatever, some of the country kids a couple of years would all band together and we’d drive around in vehicles from house to house to house. So, we’d all pile into a pickup and then we’d go annoy our neighbors for candy and stuff.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about the Halloweens of his childhood.

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    Dierks Bentley (Halloween) OC: … …around home. [laughs]  :23
    “Oh, when I was a kid, I was all into fireworks. Growing up in Arizona, we couldn’t get ’em, so we’d have ’em shipped in illegally. I still remember the name of the guy we’d call. His name was Joe, and he’d bring in, ship ’em in a package with no writing on ’em. We were all about M-80s in the mailboxes and bottle rocket wars. To me, as a kid, Halloween was fireworks, was blowing up stuff around home. [laughs]”

    Audio / Eric Church recalls his favorite Halloween costume.

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    Eric Church (Halloween) OC: …Franklin Street. 1:18
    “My favorite Halloween costume really came, I remember when I got a little older my first year of college, there’s this thing they do every year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Halloween on Franklin Street. We drove down from Boone, North Carolina. I had a bunch of friends that went to University of North Carolina, and we didn’t have costumes and didn’t realize until we were on the way that we had to have costumes. So, we stopped at a costume place in Greensboro, North Carolina. It’s Halloween, so there’s a run on everything and couldn’t find anything. And we end up getting sent around, driving  around town. We end up finding this hole in the wall place, but they had the full costume, Sesame Street outfits. The real deal. The real ones [with] feathers and fur. We were Elmo, Cookie Monster and I was Big Bird, and the Big Bird was the actual Big Bird. It’s about 7-foot-4, and yiou looked out of the body and then you had these straps that went on since the head was a lot higher. There’s a lot of beer involved in Franklin Street, so we get down there and as the night went on, my straps broke, so the head would pivot. And so, I would be walking one way and the head would be facing the other, and it just became this funny…I didn’t know the head was on backwards. I had no idea. I see out of the body, so I’m just kinda walking around and people were talking to my ass-end. [laughs] The whole time peiople’d come up and start talking and go, ‘Hey, turn around.’ And I’d turn around, and they’d go, ‘No turn around.’ It was a mess. That year, there was no other Big Bird on Franklin Street.”

    Audio / Jon Langston talks about his favorite Halloween show a few years ago when his band surprised him on stage.

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    Jon Langston (Halloween show) OC: …memorable Halloween. :59
    “So we played a show a few years ago in Baton Rouge and I go off stage and I come back on stage for the encore. I don’t know this until midway through the song, I’m just into the crowd, like I’m engaged. I’m in the zone, and I just see everyone, like everybody else behind me but me and I’m like what’s going on. I turn around and each of them has a different huge mask on, like one of those stuffed animal masks, like my drummer has a dinosaur head on. My guitar players, one of ‘em has monkey head on, the other has a unicorn head on. And my bass player has like a, I think a dog or cat head or something like that. I couldn’t finish the song I was laughing so hard just seeing them playing with these like oversized huge mask heads on Halloween night. That was funny. It was a good prank, so that was probably the most memorable Halloween.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about his favorite Halloween costumes as a child.

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    Jon Pardi (Halloween) 1 OC: …the Superman. :15
    “Man, I went through phases of costumes – the Superman costume, then it was a ninja, then I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle one year. I remember rockin’ the Superman.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi reveals his favorite Halloween candy.

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    Jon Pardi (Halloween candy) OC: …during Halloween. :06
    “Man! The candy corn is pretty good, and that’s seasonal, so it only kinda pops out during Halloween.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES OVER THE YEARS.

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    Jordan Davis (Halloween costumes) OC: …jet black. :49
    “I can remember being really big into Power Rangers. I always liked the Red Ranger. I remember being Red Ranger one Halloween. I remember me and my br4other being big into the Ninja Turtles. I was Donatello one year, which I think was the purple turtle. I think, though, my favorite Halloween was I was in college and I went as Luigi from Mario and Luigi, and I actually grew a legit mustache and dyed it jet black and ran into an ex-girlfriend at the costume shop and completely forgot I had the mustache on. So, when Is saw her, she was like, ‘So, you’re going with a mustache nowadays, huh?’ [laughs] I remember being like, ‘I swear this is part of my Halloween costume.’ [laughs] When I dyed my mustache, my top lip was black for a week. Like I really did dye it jet black.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY.

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    Jordan Davis (Halloween candy) OC: …some Starbursts. :21
    “My favorite Halloween candy [is] probably Reese’s or M&M’s, although I love the variety of Starburst. It’s one that I feel like I only eat at Halloween, because I feel like at Halloween one of the popular ones is the two-piece Starburst things. So, probably Reese’s, M&Ms and throw in some Starbursts.”

    Audio / CANDY CORN IS A PRETTY POLARIZING CANDY THAT ONLY COMES OUT AROUND HALLOWEEN. SOME LOVE IT; SOME HATE IT AND NEITHER OPINION IS WRONG. JORDAN DAVIS SIDES WITH THE HATERS (DON’T BLAME HIM), SINCE HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO CANDY CORN.

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    Jordan Davis (no candy corn) OC: …they’re awful. :05
    “You know what I never got? The candy corns. I’ve never been a candy corn guy. I think they’re awful.”

    Audio / Josh Turner and his family (including wife Jennifer and their four sons) enjoy dressing up as a family for Halloween. The multi-platinum selling star says his favorite family costumes was a few years ago when they dressed up as Star Wars characters.

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    Josh Turner (Halloween costumes) OC: …pretty classic. :27
    “My favorite family costume was from a couple of years ago when I had my six-and-a-half-month-old beard going, and me and the whole family dressed up as Star Wars characters. So, I was a young Obi Wan Kenobi, Jennifer was Princess Leia, Colby and Marion were Storm Troopers, Hampton was Darth Vadar and Hawk was, I guess, pretty much still a baby, and he dressed up as Yoda. It was pretty classic.”

    Audio / JOSH TURNER REVEALS HIS FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY.

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    Josh Turner (Halloween candy) OC: …can’t beat ‘em. :09
    “My favorite Halloween candy…hmmmm…that’s a tricky one. I’m going to have to go with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Can’t beat ‘em.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says you can tell a lot about your neighbors from what kind of Halloween candy they hand out.

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    Luke Bryan (Halloween) OC: …your teeth. :21
    “You can find out a lot about your neighbors by what kind of candy they put out. So, well, like full bars of Snickers bars, that’s what, and Reese’s cups, [but] the old chocolate popcorn ball of stuff, that’s no good either, like Dots – you get Dots one time of year and they pull your teeth.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about his Halloween traditions.

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    Luke Bryan (Halloween) 2 OC: …with all that. :33
    “My tradition for Halloween is Caroline picks the outfit. I never know what I’m wearing. So that day, I’ll talk to the neighbors ‘cause I have a tractor back there and I’ll go get my tractor and get a big long trailer, and then I’ll run down to…a couple miles from the farm, we’ve got a big hay farmer that keeps hay and you run in there and pay him for his hay bales. And I’ll load the hay up and get the hayride ready and we’ll take all the kids behind the tractor and have a fun Halloween with all that.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says his wife Caroline usually pick out his Halloween costumes.

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    Luke Bryan (Halloween costumes) OC: …always has. :20
    “Me and Caroline did one year where I dressed up as the old lady, and she dressed up as, she called herself a dirty old man. So, she went around acting like an old man saying snide comments to everybody. That was a fun one. The main thing is Caroline is big, she loves Halloween and always has.”

    Audio / Maddie & Tae sit on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to scary movies.

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    Maddie & Tae (Halloween) OC: …princesses. :24
    TAE: “Oooooh, Halloween [is] my favorite holiday. Anyone who knows me knows I love all things scary and gory, so especially on Halloween all the scary movies that come out in theaters, I am there every single time.” MADDIE: “And I never go with her because I hate scary things.” TAE: “You know what’s funny? As little girls, everyone wants to dress up as princesses, and I think I was a witch like six years in a row. I just wanted to be scary.” MADDIE: “Girl, I was like Jasmine and you know [other] princesses.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about his favorite – and probably most embarrassing – Halloween costume.

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    Travis Denning (Halloween costume) OC: …Busch Light. :21
    “Honestly, I think one of my most proud and embarrassed Halloween costumes is I went as Terry from Reno 9-1-1. I had the roller skates, the short-shorts, the tied-up shirt. Looking back, it wasn’t the manliest thing I ever did, but it got a lot of laughs. And I think that year my favorite candy I ever had was Busch Light.”

  • HALLOWEEN LINERS 2019

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Adam Hambrick. Happy Halloween.”

     

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Trick or Treat)

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    “Trick or Treat, baby.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Halloween)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Halloween) 1

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    “Hey y’all, I’m Caylee Hammack, wishing all of y’all a Happy Halloween. Boo!”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Halloween) 2

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Caylee Hammack, wishing all you goblins and gremlins out there a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Halloween)

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    “Hey! What’s up, y’all? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Halloween)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Halloween)

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    “Hey Y’all, I’m Josh Turner, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Halloween)

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    “Hey! What’s up, y’all? I’m Luke Bryan, wishing you a very Happy Halloween. Boo!”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Halloween)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody, I’m Parker McCollum. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt. Happy Halloween!”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning. Happy Halloween.”

  • MADDIE & TAE EVERYWHERE I’M GOIN’ EP AUDIO TOOLKIT.

     

    We have compiled an array of content — liners and a few soundbites – from MADDIE & TAE to equip you with some tools that we hope will come in handy and help you roll out tracks leading up to – and following – the release of the duo’s new EVERYWHERE I’M GOIN’  EP. Check out the content below (including the cuts and transcriptions).

    Maddie & Tae are set to release new music from their upcoming EP, titled EVERYWHERE I’M GOIN’. The five-song collection will be released on October 18th. All but one of the songs were co-written by Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, including their recent hit “Friends Don’t,” as well as “Die From a Broken Heart” and “Tourist in this Town,” as well as the title track and the song “New Dog Old Tricks.”

    Maddie & Tae are on the road with Carrie Underwood as direct support on the Cry Pretty Tour 360 arena tour, and are also featured on the soundtrack of the new film, Breakthrough with a song called “People Need People.” They co-wrote the tune with Jimmy Robbins.

     

    Everywhere I’m Goin’ Track List 

    1) “Everywhere I’m Goin’” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Thompson/Jimmy Robbins

    2) “Trying On Rings” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Laura Veltz/Jimmy Robbins

    3) “Lay Here With Me” (feat. Dierks Bentley) Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Kerr/Dave Barnes

    4) “Ain’t There Yet” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Dave Barnes/Ben West

    5) “Bathroom Floor” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/ Josh Kerr

    To download the audio toolkit, click here.

  • MADDIE & TAE RELEASE THEIR NEW EP, EVERYWHERE I’M GOIN’, THIS WEEK.

    Maddie & Tae unveil Part Two of their album, Everywhere I’m Goin’, on Friday (October 18th). The five tracks are the second installment of the new music they’ve been working on for the past few years. The new music produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells is anchored by the swaggering stomper “Bathroom Floor,” available now. Written Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye along with Josh Kerr, the fiery new track is a resilient response to the award-winning duo’s current single “Die From A Broken Heart,” which continues to strike a deep connection, tallying over 75 MILLION global streams, helping to propel the pair as the Best Streaming Country Female Duo of ALL TIME with 686 MILLION streams worldwide. Meanwhile, “Die From A Broken Heart’s” videos have mounted nearly 18 million views total, catapulting Maddie & Tae as the top video streaming female artist(s) on Billboard’s Top 200 Streaming Chart for current tracks for multiple weeks.

    The EP follows widespread praise for the album’s first part shared earlier this year, propelling critics to note, “a more sophisticated side” (Associated Press) and “their finest moment yet” (Esquire), and is a continuation of stories of love, loss and redemption. The project features the effervescent title track and “Trying On Rings,” which is a true-to-life reflection for Marlow and her fiancé. Later, the award-winning duo reunite with former tour-mate and multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley on a vocal firepower duet, “Lay Here With Me.” Rounding out the project, “Ain’t There Yet,” offers an honest interpretation of healing after heartbreak.

    “We are so excited to keep telling our story through this next collection of songs,” shared Marlow. “We are so proud to have co-written all of these songs as well. This project as a whole is super personal, but these five songs in particular take you on an even deeper dive into our lives.”

    “We were absolutely blown away by the reaction to the first part of the album,” added Dye. “Hearing our fans relate to our stories is something that will never get old. We can’t wait to continue to show more of our hearts and journey through this next chapter of music.”

     

    Everywhere I’m Goin’ Tracklist 

    1) “Everywhere I’m Goin’” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Thompson/Jimmy Robbins

    2) “Trying On Rings” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Laura Veltz/Jimmy Robbins

    3) “Lay Here With Me” (feat. Dierks Bentley) Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Kerr/Dave Barnes

    4) “Ain’t There Yet” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Dave Barnes/Ben West

    5) “Bathroom Floor” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/ Josh Kerr

    Audio / Maddie & Tae talk about "Everywhere I'm Goin'," the title of their new EP.

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    Maddie & Tae (Everywhere I’m Goin’ title) OC: …literally everywhere. :44
    MADDIE: “I thought it was a cool way, we were thinking about what would we name, if there was a track, that we would name this second part, what would be most appropriate or would represent this whole thing. And I felt like ‘Everywhere I’m Goin’ was kind of a nod back to start here, and kind of a cool way to tie in where we’ve been but also where we’re going. So, I just think that title and that song represents a lot of our journey and I think it’s a great way to kind of hear the new musical realm that we’ve gotten into with this new project. I’m really proud of that song and it was just so fun to write too, it just feels so airy and fresh and new. ‘Everywhere I’m Goin’, Everywhere We’re Goin’.” (laughs) TAE: Which is everywhere! Literally everywhere.”

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  • MADDIE AND TAE’S MADDIE MARLOW RECEIVING A LOT OF WEDDING PLANNING ASSISTANCE FROM HER HUSBAND-TO-BE.

    Maddie and Tae‘s Maddie Marlow has been getting help from her husband-to-be on planning their upcoming nuptials, and says Jonah (Font) has been a huge help to her, along with her wedding planner, which she says has made the process much easier and less stressful.

    “He, like overall, he just takes it. He’ll be like, ‘I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry.’ But we did this together. We did a lot of the (planning). We really had a blast, like everyone says, ‘It’s gonna be so stressful,’ and it was before we had a wedding planner. So, my suggestion to all brides is to get a wedding planner, ‘cause we had fun, right? (Jonah agrees off-mic) Like the catering thing was so awesome, and they sent us a gigantic to-go box of food, all of the food that we didn’t eat, so we had leftovers for like three days and it was delicious. So, yeah, it’s been really, really good.”

    Maddie & Tae, who are on the road with Carrie Underwood, are making their way up the country charts with “Die From a Broken Heart.” The ladies are also releasing their new EP, Everywhere I’m Goin’, on Friday (October 18th).

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    Maddie & Tae (wedding plans update) OC: …really, really good. :34
    “Jonah is actually a really, really big help. He, like overall, he just takes it. He’ll be like, ‘I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry.’ But we did this together. We did a lot of the (planning). We really had a blast, like everyone says, ‘It’s gonna be so stressful,’ and it was before we had a wedding planner. So, my suggestion to all brides is to get a wedding planner, ‘cause we had fun, right? (Jonah agrees off-mic) Like the catering thing was so awesome, and they sent us a gigantic to-go box of food, all of the food that we didn’t eat, so we had leftovers for like three days and it was delicious. So, yeah, it’s been really, really good.”

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  • TUNE-IN: MADDIE & TAE ON NBC’S THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW TODAY.

    As current CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Maddie & Tae prepare to release Everywhere I’m Goin’, the second part of their three-part album this Friday, October 18 (Mercury Nashville), the pair will make an appearance on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show today, 10/14 (check local listings). Discussing their highly-anticipated new music, praised for showing a “more sophisticated side” (Associated Press) with “powerhouse vocals” (Billboard), the five-song collection entirely co-written by Maddie & Tae is produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells and is continued stories of love, loss and redemption. Throughout the week, the award-winning duo will make several other national appearances on E! and Entertainment Tonight.

    The PLATINUM-selling duo, recognized for taking “their live show to the next level” (The Washington Post) and to have a “crowd smoldering with their sassy set” (The Oklahoman), will perform on The Cry Pretty Tour 360 this week in Toronto (10/14), Cleveland (10/16), and Louisville (10/17).

    Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone). Following the first part of their new album in April which features current single “Die From A Broken Heart,” the next installment will be released on October 18, while “the sound is identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant take down of bro-country, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 The Cry Pretty Tour 360. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.

  • MADDIE MARLOW’S HUSBAND-TO-BE IS A HUGE HELP IN PLANNING THEIR WEDDING.

    Maddie Marlow of Maddie & Tae has some assistance in planning her upcoming nuptials with husband-to-be Jonah Font. She says he’s actually been a huge help with all of the details that go into planning a wedding.

    “Jonah is actually a really, really big help. He, overall, he just takes it. He’ll be like, ‘I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry about it,’” says Maddie. “But we did this together. We did a lot of the (planning), we really had a blast. Everyone said, ‘It’s gonna be so stressful,’ and it was before we had a wedding planner. So, my suggestion to all brides is to get a wedding planner.”

    The happy couple have been together about eight years. The two started dating when Maddie was a sophomore in high school, and they were engaged in the spring of 2018. She told People, “I love that we’ve been together for so long before we got engaged because we know everything about each other. We’ve learned how to really love each other, how to communicate and how to be a rock for the other person.”

    She can also give a few planning tips to her duo partner and best friend, Tae Dye, since she recently got engaged to boyfriend, songwriter Josh Kerr.

    Maddie & Tae, who are burning up the stage on Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360, are also heating up the country charts with their massive hit, “Die From a Broken Heart.”

    Audio / Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow gives us a wedding update for her upcoming nuptials to her fiancé Jonah.

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    Maddie & Tae (wedding plans update) OC: …rock and roll. :36
    “Jonah is actually a really, really big help. He, overall, he just takes it. He’ll be like, ‘I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry about it.’ But we did this together. We did a lot of the (planning), we really had a blast. Everyone said, ‘It’s gonna be so stressful,’ and it was before we had a wedding planner. So, my suggestion to all brides is to get a wedding planner, ‘cause we had fun, right? (she says to Jonah) Like the catering thing was so awesome, and they sent us a gigantic to-go box of food, with like all of the food that we didn’t eat so we had leftovers for three days and it was delicious, so yeah. It’s been really, really good, and Tae’s dress is ordered and ready to rock and roll.”