Song of the Hour: “Girl in a Country Song” by Maddie & Tae

I’m not a fan of most so-called “bro country” (I prefer “bluntry”, which is less weed-focused than you might think). But I didn’t think there was anything wrong with it; writing and singing songs about trucks, dirt roads and pretty girls seemed like an honest, if simple, way to go about making music. Maddie & Tae appear to disagree though. And after listening to a song this witty, how can I argue?

Country has always been sexist. Well, actually, the music industry has always been sexist. Well, actually, the world has always been sexist. You could probably make a video like this about any genre of music. But, chances are, it wouldn’t be as spot on as Maddie & Tae’s.

While their voices are pretty similar to *insert female country artist here*, they beat them all to the punch with this concept. Certain male country artists have already weighed in; you’d think they’d have a little humor about the whole thing, but apparently not. Regardless, “Girl in a Country Song” is essential listening for the self-aware country music fan. And btw, Maddie & Tae are EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD.

RIYL: Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Ashley Monroe, not bro country


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