Like many other music fans "Girl in a Country Song" caught my attention and turned me into a fan. When their debut album Start Here came out I bought it to see what else this duo had up their sleeves. The album has some great songs on it. The album feels so real with many different songs in which people can connect from "After the Storm Blows Through" to "Seirra". So when the stop at Cains Ballroom was announced I bought my tickets the day they went on sale.
My concert buddy and I were at the front of the line behind a very excited little girl and her mom. Abby, the little girl, was very excited to see Maddie and Tae. When a local radio employee came out looking for the winners of meet and greets, lil abby said "I would eat vegetables to meet Maddie and Tae." Her mom was a bit shocked cause apparently lil Abby HATES vegetables. So when the radio employee came back out looking for stragglers, we told him. Abby even made the offer again to him and when asked the vegetable she'd "stomach" for the chance to meet her favorite duo, she replied carrots.
When the doors finally opened, the radio employee stopped Abby and her mom to ask if they really wanted to meet the duo. Of course their answer was yes and when they got back lil Abby was smiling from ear to ear. We had saved their spots and were front row. I'm honestly not sure what was more fun to watch, the great show put on by Maddie and Tae or their young fans.
It was extremely amazing to watch these little girls sing along to every song. It was nice to see music is an inspiration for all ages. Plus it was great seeing women show these young girls as females there's more to country music than adding cowboy boots to a barely there outfit. Thank you Maddie and Tae for setting great examples!!! Now on to the music part: The opening act for Maddie and Tae was a gentleman named Tucker Beathead.
While women were literally screaming "you're hott" from the crowd, I was waiting to hear him sing and my mouth fell open when he did. He's got a great voice! He told us to give him a listen on Spotify. So I'm passing that along. Then Maddie, Tae and a pretty great band hit the stage.
I learned a lot about Maddie and Tae that night including that one is from Texas and the other from Oklahoma! The coolest thing is their also songwriters! As it turns out they both contributed to the writing of EVERY song on their debut album! They sang several songs from said album including their singles "Girl in a Country Song", "Fly" and "Shut Up and Fish".
This amazingly talented duo also pulled out some great covers including "Cowboy Take Me Away" by the Dixie Chicks and Rihanna's song "Umbrella"! They ended the show in a great way, one I've only seen one other artist do (Dustin Lynch).
They took a bow with their band! I've always thought that it was a cool way to show respect for the band that performs with them every night. These ladies have great voices, amazing song writing talent, and an incredible stage presence not to mention a great band on stage with them. I definitely see a bright future ahead for them!