Triple CMA Nominee Maddie & Tae Start Here – Takes Progressive Country Singer Songwriter Tucker Beathard On Tour 

Triple CMA Nominee Maddie & Tae Start Here – Takes Progressive Country Singer Songwriter Tucker Beathard On Tour 

NASHVILLE, TN – September 23, 2015 –Triple CMA Award nominees Maddie & Tae are gearing up for their highly anticipated Start Here Tour — and have asked singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard to open. The 12-city tour kicks off at New York City’s Highline Ballroom on October 7.

Finishing up Dierks Bentley’s Sounds of Summer, the platinum blonds are looking forward to headlining their own shows – and taking the progressive young country artist with them through November 7.

“Dierks Bentley taught us so much about what it means to be on the road, to bring your songs to people and make it matter,” says Maddie Marlow. “It’s going to be awesome to get out there and putting those lessons to work!”

“And Tucker is such a special voice in today’s country,” adds Taylor Dye. “I’m excited we’re going to get to introduce him to people, because once they hear his songs, he’ll be someone they’ll be talking about for a long time.”

Beathard, a Dot Records artist and Big Machine Music writer, has more than earned his opening slot. Though only 20 years old, the Nashville-based musician is a talented drummer, guitarist and vocalist, who’s already opened shows for Eric Church, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. He is currently working on his debut album.

“I have been on the road in a van all summer driving around the country with my band playing shows in clubs and at festivals,” says Beathard. “I got into music because I love writing songs, so it’ll be fun to switch gears this fall and really focus on lyrics, performing with nothing but an acoustic guitar. Maddie & Tae are unbelievably generous to invite me out with them. I’m really looking forward to getting to know them better. I have so much respect for them!”

As the face of fresh new country, Maddie & Tae continue seeking ways to go to new places. Debuting their full-length Start Here right behind Luke Bryan on Billboard’s Country Albums chart with almost 30,000 pieces sold, the recording includes “Girl in a Country Song,” their history-making first single which hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Singles chart on its way to being certified platinum by the RIAA and being named Country Single of the Year by the prestigious Nashville Scene’s Country Critics Poll.

With “Fly,” their life-empowering follow-up single, hovering outside the Top 5, there will be plenty of songs from Start Here, as well as some special surprises from the pair who’ve been called “tough-minded and stout-hearted” by Rolling Stone.

Tyne Parrish