MADDIE & TAE’S THE WAY IT FEELS CONTINUES TO RECEIVE WIDESPREAD CRITICAL PRAISE AS “DIE FROM A BROKEN HEART” APPROACHES TOP 20 AT COUNTRY RADIO
Sophomore Album Debuts No. One on Current Country Album Sales Chart
Top Ten On Billboard’s Country Albums Chart
Nashville, TN – April 21, 2020 – PLATINUM-selling duo Maddie & Tae’s eagerly-awaited sophomore album THE WAY IT FEELS (Mercury Nashville) debuted at No. One on the Current Country Album Sales Charts and inside the Top Ten on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart this week, arriving at No. 7. Anchored by their GOLD-certified single “Die From A Broken Heart,” the song described by Esquire as “their finest moment yet” continues to be embraced widely as it approaches the Top 20 at country radio, notably collecting over 10 million streams since the album’s release with over 181 million streams worldwide to date.
Co-writing all but one of the album’s “vulnerable 15 tracks” (Billboard), critics laud Maddie & Tae’s sophomore album has been “well worth the wait” (E! Online), delivering “stories tackling grueling heartbreak, glowing marriage and the late nights where friends matter more than either” (Tennessean).
“The Way It Feels shows off plenty of sides to this refreshing, exciting pair. It often resembles a greatest hits package — and in some ways it is.” – Associated Press
“a 15-song reminder of the group’s penchant for real-life experiences explained through diligent truth-telling” – Tennessean
“the new project is filled with even deeper, more vulnerable lyrics, paired with a more mature, polished brand of pop-country, added to their tightly-woven harmonies” – MusicRow
“Throughout the old and new tracks on The Way It Feels, Maddie & Tae’s harmonizing and hook creation serve as a worthy bedrock, and one that will still delight longtime supporters.” – Billboard
“The Way It Feels, the follow-up to Start Here, is more mature and highlights a different place in life for 24-year-old singers” – US Weekly
“they’re a little older, a little wiser, but still every bit the prolific and gifted singer-songwriters they were five years ago” – CMT.com
“the duo’s long awaited sophomore album is filled with their pristine harmonies wrapped around stories of love, loss and redemption.” – Sounds Like Nashville
“The Way It Feels has all the feels, from the poignant ballad ‘Die From A Broken Heart’ and the girls’ anthem ‘Bathroom Floor’ to the plaintive prayer ‘Water in His Wine Glass’ and the feisty kiss-off ‘New Dogs Old Tricks.’” – The Oklahoman
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). Their highly-anticipated sophomore album THE WAY IT FEELS is available now (Mercury Nashville), featuring the GOLD-certified Top 25 single “Die From A Broken Heart.” 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 Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with the pair set to support Lady Antebellum’s 2020 OCEAN TOUR. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.co
Leigh Parr Malleus
Universal Music Group Nashville