Dot Records today announced spirited female duo MADDIE & TAE as the inaugural act on the new imprint, under the Big Machine Label Group. In conjunction with their launch yesterday morning, Rolling Stone Country first broke the news.
General Manager CHRIS STACEY said, “I am thrilled and honored that Maddie & Tae will be the first act to be released on Dot Records! They are phenomenally talented young ladies who have captured a sound that is unique in today’s Country music landscape and I believe that they will send a message to the world that can’t be denied.”
Respectively from Texas and Oklahoma, the ambitious 18-year-old singer/songwriters grew up performing in similar circles prior to catching the attention of Big Machine Music Vice President MIKE MOLINAR and staff writer/producer AARON SCHERZ. Just three days after graduating from high school last June, Maddie & Tae moved to Nashville for a development “summer camp,” where their vocal harmonies and topical lyrics began to really shine. With a hearty catalogue of new material, the pair earned a full Big Machine Music publishing contract and shortly thereafter impressed Big Machine Label Group President and CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA and Stacey with their talents.
“Two years ago we took a picture outside the building as we imagined one day signing with the incredible label. Now, it feels completely surreal to have our wildest dreams become reality. We are in awe of being the first artist to help launch the legendary Dot Records and excited to kick off this journey with the amazing BMLG family!” shared Maddie & Tae, whose authentic sounds were influenced early on by the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain and Lee Ann Womack.
Maddie & Tae’s cheeky yet insightful Dot Records’ debut single “Girl In A Country Song” will impact radio this summer. Follow their journey on Twitter (@maddieandtae).
The previously announced radio promotion team – KRIS LAMB (Director of National Promotion), JAMES MARSH (Director of Southwest Promotion), BILL LUBITZ (Director of West Coast Promotion), MICHELLE TIGARD-KAMMERER (Director of Midwest/Northeast Promotion), EJ BERNAS (Director of Southeast Promotion), RACHEL DOBSON (Promotion Manager) and GARRETT HILL (Executive Assistant) – will be introducing the song to stations across the country in the coming weeks.