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Maddie & Tae

Multi-Platinum country duo Maddie & Tae are sparking the holiday spirit with We Need Christmas (Extended Version), out October 27th and available to pre-order/pre-save now. Three additional Christmas classics – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas” – round out the track list for the nine-song project, that features both holiday favorites and festive original songs.

“We had so much fun making and releasing We Need Christmas, we decided to extend it! We hope y’all feel the joy and spirit,” shared Maddie & Tae.

Maddie & Tae’s We Need Christmas (Extended Version) Track List:
1. “This Christmas”

  1. “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
  2. “Holly Jolly Christmas”
  3. “O Come All Ye Faithful”
  4. “The Christmas Song”
  5. “Merry Married Christmas”
  6. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
  7. “White Christmas”
  8. “We Need Christmas”


Maddie & Tae recently released their new single, “Heart They Didn’t Break,” available on all platforms and playing on country radio now. The song’s lyrics tell a story of true friendship in times of heartbreak, as the pair take turns on lead vocals. American Songwriter praises, “The release continues Maddie & Tae’s symbiotic harmonies and endlessly catchy melodies,” while Taste Of Country calls it “a best friend ballad that’s sure to stick to the hearts of country music fans.”

Maddie & Tae are currently nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at the upcoming 57th Annual CMA Awards. For more information and to keep up with Maddie & Tae, visit


Audio / Maddie & Tae's Taylor Kerr talks about adding songs to their holiday EP, We Need Christmas.


Maddie & Tae (adding Christmas songs) OC: …the two of us. :32
TAE: “We knew that we either wanted to continue our We Need Christmas EP or like just do a whole new one, but we realized we were working with limited time with Maddie having a baby coming. So, we were like let’s just add three of our favorite Christmas songs to this, you know, call it a little holiday collection, and it’s, technically it’s a whole album now, and maybe next year we’ll do a whole nother album. But definitely, (we) wanted to keep the Christmas tradition going. This is one of our Christmas traditions now between the two of us.”

Audio / Taylor Kerr of Maddie & Tae says Christmas music makes her think of home and great childhood memories.


Maddie & Tae (Christmas music) OC: …feels so good. :39
TAE: “Christmas music is so joyful without even trying. I think, for me, listening to it personally, it reminds me of sitting around the piano at my Nanny and Papa’s house and my Nanny would play on the piano and sing Christmas carols and all of us grandkids would sing along, and my Papa was a fantastic singer, as well. So, it really just brings up a lot of great nostalgic memories and makes me think of my family. And with the very busy, crazy, chaotic life that we lead, Christmas is always a place for home, for rest, for those traditions, and it feels so good.”


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