Maddie & Tae Debut Emotional, Yet Stunning, ‘Die From A Broken Heart’ Music Video

Maddie & Tae bring their heart-wrenching song “Die From A Broken Heart” to life with the release of their brand…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 8, 2019


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Maddie & Tae – Die From A Broken Heart Video

Maddie & Tae bring their heart-wrenching song “Die From A Broken Heart” to life with the release of their brand new music video.

The beautifully-shot clip, directed by Carlos Ruiz, finds Taylor Dye showing off her acting chops, stepping in as the video’s main character. The storyline follows the rise and fall of Dye’s fictional relationship as Maddie Marlow narrates, singing the stirring ballad among a beautiful landscape.

Marlow and Dye developed much of the video’s concept and emotional storyline themselves.

“We knew that with a song like ‘Die From a Broken Heart,’ the music video needed to come from that same vulnerability and that’s exactly what we did,” Dye shared in a statement. “We went back and forth with our director Carlos Ruiz for weeks just trying to make sure we had all the tools to make this story come to life. This music video was healing for me and I hope it plays a part in someone else’s healing as well.”

“Carlos was the best director to collaborate with on this video,” added Marlow. “He really listened to our vision and what we wanted this video to look and feel like. Carlos came up with the bones of the treatment and we filled in the details with what inspired ‘Die From a Broken Heart.’ My goal was to tell the story as honestly as possible and make people feel for either the one with her heart broken or for the best friend having to watch her go through it. Tae was so vulnerable and did an amazing job acting out her story. I’m so proud of her for going there fully, so that others can connect. Of all the videos we’ve created, ‘Die From a Broken Heart’ is the one I’m most proud of making.”

Co-written by Marlow and Dye alongside Jonathan Singleton and Deric Ruttan, “Die From A Broken Heart” is written from the perspective a grief-stricken woman who turns to her mother for support after a breakup.

“How does he sleep at night? Momma, the nerve of this guy/ To leave me so easy/ Am I gonna be alright? I wanna kick myself for falling so hard/ Momma, can you die from a broken heart,” Maddie & Tae sing throughout the chorus.

“Die From A Broken Heart” is featured on Maddie & Tae’s One Heart To Another EP. The five-song release is the follow-up to the duo’s 2015 debut, Start Here.

Fans can catch the duo on the road with superstar Carrie Underwood on her Cry Pretty Tour 360 throughout the fall.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.