There’s an interview with MADDIE & TAE in “Teen Vogue”, and they talk about why they wrote“Girl In A Country Song”. Although it’s an obvious slam on bro-country, TAE DYE says it’s much more.
Quote, “It was us calling out everything we thought was going wrong in country [music]. We wanted women to have that respect they used to have. The songs feel good, but what they were saying was degrading.”
They’ve been dealing with the “feminist” label since they released the song, and they weren’t all that comfortable with it, at first. But then they looked a little deeper.
MADDIE MARLOW says, quote, “For some reason, the word feminist freaks people out, but when you look it up, all it means is equal opportunity.” Controversy or not, Maddie says they’re in the right place.
Quote, “Being a woman in country is really empowering. It’s a genre where you can truly say whatever you want to say as long as you’re 100% behind your message and who you are. We’ve been so lucky in that country has embraced us.”