Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Kerr Expecting Second Child: ‘We Couldn’t Be More Excited’

The news comes after the duo released their new anthem, “Sad Girl Summer.”


Lauren Jo Black

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June 11, 2024


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Maddie & Tae; Photos Courtesy Instagram

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Kerr is pregnant and expecting her second child! 

The duo revealed the news via social media alongside a photo of Taylor, her husband, songwriter Josh Kerr, and their 2-year-old daughter, Leighton. In the photo, which was captured on the couple’s boat, little Leighton can be seen holding a series of ultrasound photos and smiling at the camera. 

In the caption, they revealed that the couple is expecting a baby boy this fall. 

“We couldn’t be more excited,” the soon-to-be-mother of two shared in a separate post. 

The baby announcement was flooded with congratulatory messages from fellow artists and songwriters, including Charles Kelley, RaeLynn, Jessie James Decker, Katelyn Brown, Ashley Cooke, Tigirlily Gold, Kylie Morgan, and so many more. 

The duo’s Maddie Font is also a mother and while they have been best friends for years, Kerr recently told us they’ve “just gotten closer” after becoming mothers. 

“Now we’re meeting up for playdates with our babies,” she explained, while Font confirmed, “our kids are best friends.” 

Maddie & Tae perform at Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday, June 8 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Kayla Schoen/CMA
Maddie & Tae perform at Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday, June 8 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Kayla Schoen/CMA

Maddie & Tae recently made appearances at CMA Fest where they performed at Ascend Amphitheater as part of the Tracy Lawrence and Friends event with Lawrence, Riley Green, Chris Young, Priscilla Block, RaeLynn, and Charles Esten. 

They also visited the UMG Nashville Takeover at Skydeck in downtown Nashville for their fan club party. 

Just days before CMA Fest, the duo released their brand new single, “Sad Girl Summer,” giving fans a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming project. Written by Maddie & Tae with Taylor’s husband, Josh Kerr, the song is an upbeat post-breakup anthem with banjo melodies and puts the duo’s trademark harmonies on full display. Throughout the lyrics, they encourage listeners not to dwell on past heartbreak and to focus on the good times that are yet to come.  

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“This ain’t no sad girl summer, girl, we’re saying goodbye/ To that bummer of a boy who been making you cry/ There’s a good time waiting, quit wasting your time/ Let’s get something new cooking, ooh, ’cause you looking/ Hot, hot, hotter than a hundred degrees/ Think of the shot, shot, shots you could be getting for free/ I know that a broken heart hurts like a mother/ But this ain’t no sad girl summer,” they sing on the chorus. 

In mid-May Maddie & Tae spoke with Country Now about the song and teased, “It’s going to be like the girl summer anthem, and we’re so excited about it. We debuted it at Stagecoach and our fans were so pumped….And then another song’s going to come out in July, and then a half of an album’s coming out in August.” 

Fans can catch the duo performing on their headlining Here’s To Friends Tour across the country throughout the summer. 

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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.