Maddie & Tae ‘On Cloud Nine’ With Chart-Topping ‘Die From a Broken Heart’

Maddie & Tae’s gut-wrenching single, “Die From a Broken Heart,” reached the top spot both the Country Aircheck and Billboard…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 17, 2020

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Maddie & Tae; Photo by Carlos Ruiz

Maddie & Tae’s gut-wrenching single, “Die From a Broken Heart,” reached the top spot both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts this week and the duo couldn’t be more grateful.

Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye took their excitement to Instagram, sharing a heartfelt message with fans for supporting the chart-topping and platinum-selling song.

“Ain’t no broken hearts up in here! 🍾 Thank you to our AMAZING team, country radio & and our beautiful fans for making this possible. Thank you to our co-writers @jonathansingletonmusic & @derricruttan for helping us tell our story,” the duo wrote. “This is a story we will tell for the rest of our careers. Thank you God for this wonderful journey to #1 and all the trials that came with it. CHEERS! 🥂 OMG WE HAVE OUR SECOND #1 AND PLATINUM SONG BABY!!”

Marlow and Dye also shared a message to country radio on Monday (Aug. 17), saying, “We just want to thank you so much for changing the game for us and making ‘Die From a Broken Heart’ number-one, BABY! We are on cloud nine. Thank you so much for believing in us. We love you.”

The song is the duo’s second No.1 single, following their 2014 debut, “Girl In A Country Song.”

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.

The song is very personal to the duo, specifically Dye, who co-wrote the song just days after a breakup.

“We wrote ‘Die from a Broken Heart’ two weeks after an actual break up that I had gone through,” Dye previously shared. “It’s hard for me to really dig into my emotions in the midst of my emotions. I’m more of like an after the point, and then I can kind of revisit it and work through everything. But I turned off my emotions for the most part during that writing session just to look at it from a logical and practical standpoint, just so that I wasn’t a mess during writing it.”

Dye admits this was “probably the hardest” song to write for the duo’s latest project because she “felt everything that the song says.”

“Die From A Broken Heart” is featured on Maddie & Tae’s sophomore album, The Way It Feels.

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