Maddie & Tae Take on Country Girl Stereotypes

Olivia Moore, Special Contributor to The Tribe

The new country duo, Maddie & Tae, have made their grand entrance into country music lately. Their first single, “Girl in a Country Song,” which was released in the summer of 2014, created the groundbreaking start to their music career. It slammed the stereotype of a typical country girl.

Now that a year has passed since their first single, Maddie & Tae have officially released their debut album “Start Here.” The album covers many themes such as bullying, relationships, and self-strength. It’s the perfect album for teenagers who are in love with country songs defining what it’s like to be in this age group.  Here are some of my personal favorite songs off the album.

  1. Sierra” – Drifting from the typical anti-bullying theme, this song directly addresses the bully and proves them to be who they truly are. This upbeat song is one of the few that can motivate anyone to stick up to those who bring them down.

“Sierra, Sierra

Girl, let me tell ya

One day, you might need those friends that you ditched

Sierra, Sierra

Life ain’t all tiaras

You’re gonna find out that karma’s a…..”

  1. Right Here, Right Now” – This song brings out the feeling of skinny love that some teenagers have experienced before. They tell the moment of a girl just wanting to be kissed by the person she’s interested in, but is too shy to do it first. Whether it’s a crush, or a deep love, teenagers and young adults can relate to this one way or another.

“’Cause I got a feeling and I think you’re feeling it, too

Go on and steal it, my heart’s ready for you.”

  1. Fly” – A song that is filled with beautiful vocals, and strings brings out an empowerment feeling within the listener. It talks about the struggles it takes to get somewhere where you want to be, and they express how nothing can be perfect when getting to that place. Anyone can listen to this song and come out feeling a bit better with whatever problems they are facing in their lives.

“So keep on climbing, though the ground might shake

Just keep on reaching though the limb might break

We’ve come this far, don’t you be scared now

‘Cause you can learn to fly on the way down.”

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