Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are sharing their brand-new collection of songs Through The Madness Vol. 1, out everywhere today. With each of the eight tracks co-penned by Maddie & Tae alongside some of Music Row’s most esteemed songwriters, the pair showcase their honest storytelling and signature harmonies on powerful love songs like “Strangers,” confident kiss-offs “Grown Man Cry” and “Wish You The Best,” plus top-notch collaborations with Morgane Stapleton and Lori McKenna.
“This project is the product of finding and focusing on the beauty, love, growth, strength and wisdom you gain through the madness if you look for it,” shared Maddie & Tae. “Through the chaos of these past couple of years, especially these past couple of months for us, we learn time and time again that love is enough to carry us through. May this be a giant hug and hand for you to hold through the madness.”
Out now, Maddie & Tae released a stripped-down performance of Through The Madness Vol. 1 track “Madness,” available to watch here. Turning heads out of the gate, MusicRow praises “Madness” as an “audio dreamscape” while Billboard notes, “the melody makes good use of the duo’s tight-knit harmonies.”
Through The Madness Vol. 1 Track List:
- What It’s Like Loving You (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Josh Kerr, Jordan Minton)
2. Woman You Got (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Mark Holman, Laura Veltz)
3. Don’t Make Her Look Dumb (Feat. Morgane Stapleton) (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Barry Dean, Luke Laird)
4. Grown Man Cry (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Eric Arjes, Jordan Minton)
5. Madness (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Jessie Jo Dillon, Zach Kale)
6. The Other Side (Feat. Lori McKenna) (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Josh Kerr, Lori McKenna)
7. Wish You The Best (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson)*
8. Strangers (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Adam Hambrick, Jimmy Robbins)
Produced by Jimmy Robbins & Derek Wells
* = “Wish You The Best” produced by Josh Kerr & Derek Wells
Adding to this week’s excitement, Tae and husband Josh recently announced the arrival of their baby girl, Leighton Grace Kerr, born on January 17.
About Maddie & Tae:
Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae channel their unbreakable bond, honest songwriting and “some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone) into their brand-new collection of songs Through The Madness Vol. 1, out now. Together as longtime friends and music collaborators, Maddie Font and Taylor Kerr co-wrote each of the project’s eight tracks, including their latest single, “Woman You Got,” plus recent releases “Strangers” and “Madness.” The pair drew praise for their No. 1 debuting The Way It Feels album, including the Double Platinum-certified No. 1 hit, “Die From A Broken Heart.” With “Die From A Broken Heart” topping the country airplay charts, Maddie & Tae became the first and only female twosome with multiple No. 1s.
Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant counter to bro-country, the Platinum-selling smash, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and establishing them as only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts. Recently nominated a seventh time for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 55th CMA Awards, they have earned trophies from the Radio Disney Music Awards and CMA Awards, along with multiple ACM, Billboard and CMT Award nominations. Maddie & Tae have received widespread praise from Associated Press, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, The Tennessean, The Washington Post, Glamour and others. The celebrated duo has toured with country music’s hottest stars including Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley, and recently wrapped The Weekends Tour with Brett Young. They are set to headline the CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour in 2022, hitting major markets coast-to-coast. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.
Maddie & Tae (hopes for fans for TTM) OC: …but we did. :41
MADDIE: “I want fans to hear this project and feel known, seen and hopeful – those would be the things that we are going for with this project. We want to be real. I mean, there’s some heartbreakers on this project, but there are also songs to get you out of those moments. Just, our favorite thing in the world is to write real music, real lyric, and I feel like with this body of work we dug in even deeper, and I didn’t know we could go deeper. Jesus, what’s gonna happen on the next one? (TAE: “Oh Lawd.”) We’ve already been doing therapy and things, I don’t know how much deeper it gets than this, but we did. (laughs)”