Maddie and Tae Die From A Broken Heart #1 on ACC with Kix Brooks

Kix Brooks and ACC are on CISN Country 103.9 Edmonton and Country 105 Calgary Saturday’s 8am-Noon.

Maddie and Tae Die From A Broken Heart is #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart followed by American Country Countdown.

Maddie and Tae are Maddie (Madison) Marlow and Tae (Taylor) Dye.

“The song peaking at #1 is like the biggest icing on the cake. but it really is just the icing because the growth that we’ve had as humans and as best friends and as artists is the success to us.” Tae Dye

Die From A Broken Heart is Maddie and Tae’s second Billboard Country Airplay #1.

Their first #1 was Girl In A Country Song back in December 2014.

“It’s more of a win for who we are as humans and our character-building process as women. There is a confidence when you’ve gotten through some really tough stuff and come out on the other side stronger that no one in the world can take away from you.” Maddie Marlow

Heart is the sixth song by a female act to top Country Airplay #1 in 2020, the most in a single year since 2016, when eight such songs led. In the chart’s 30-year history, 2020 is the seventh year with at least six #1 by female acts.

Maddie and Tae are currently #11 on the Canada Country National Airplay Billboard chart.

Maddie and Tae

Maddie and Tae


Die From A Broken Heart was co-written by Maddie and Tae with Canadian Deric Ruttan and Jonathan Singleton.

“I think we’re just always pushing ourselves. It’s just the whole thing of not getting complacent. That’s something we learned from Carrie Underwood. She’s always learning something new, writing something new, trying something new, and she really inspired us to do that.” Maddie Marlow

Dye and Marlow co-wrote the song with Singleton and Ruttan just two weeks after Dye’s breakup in 2017 with Jackie Lee. Singleton was the one who suggested the title, and the other three joined into develop the idea.

“We write music that we love, hoping that other people love it and connect with it as well. When we wrote this song with Deric Ruttan and Jonathan Singleton, it was our truth, and we hope sharing our truth makes one less person feel alone.”

Die from a Broken Heart is the second single from the duo’s second LP The Way It Feels.

“There’s this whole stigma that ballads don’t do well, and that’s totally been proven wrong for us. Being realistic really wins at the end of the day. That’s what people want to hear. As music lovers ourselves, that’s the music that we gravitate towards. It’s really special when you tell your story, and then even more special when you’re getting to speak for so many different people with the same story.”

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