Maddie & Tae were up in Ontario, Canada over the weekend, participating in the Boots and Hearts Classic fishing tournament. Participants and onlookers of the competition learned something very important about the young female duo during the event … they thrive in more than one area.
The girls were awarded the second place overall trophy, thanks to Tae’s winning catch of the day — the biggest bass overall. Ironically, the duo spoke of a song, “Shut Up and Fish,” that they co-wrote with Pete Sallis and Aaron Scherz — a track which is a depiction of an actual double date experience the two had.
The lyrics to “Shut Up and Fish,” in part, include the catchy chorus:
I was fishin’, he was wishin’, we were kissin’, I was gettin’ madder than a hornet in an old Coke can, gettin’ closer slidin’ over, crowdin’ up my castin’ shoulder, reachin’ out and tryin’ to hold my reelin’ hand, and sayin’ I’m pretty, sayin’ he’s in love, and how it don’t get any better than this. I said yeah it could boy if you would shut up and fish.
To celebrate their exciting finish, the two took the stage at the Boots and Hearts Country music festival later that night, earning acclaim from the Examiner:
It’s just two girls but they have a mighty big sound…One of their most distinguishing characteristics is their tight harmony, which is the product of having sung together since high school.
Maddie & Tae’s debut full-length album will be released August 28th on Dot Records.