Country duo Maddie & Tae have joined the festive release action by unveiling their version of the classic ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’ The Mercury Nashville release is the latest single by the platinum-selling act, and features what Billboard describes as their trademark “gorgeous harmonies.”
Maddie & Tae are due to appear on ABC’s Good Morning America next Wednesday (13 November) at 7am local time, just ahead of the 53rd annual CMA Awards. The duo are then set to perform at the ceremony, where they’re nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year.
Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye were recently in the prestigious support slot on Carrie Underwood’s 2019 The Cry Pretty Tour 360, which wound up on 31 October. They’ve previously guested on the road with Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley. The pair’s most recent single ‘Die From A Broken Heart’ was a top 40 success on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, as was last year’s ‘Friends Don’t.’
Maddie & Tae first made their mark with the much-discusses 2014 track ‘Girl In A Country Song,’ which climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s country airplay chart and went platinum. They thus became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, going on to win CMA and Radio Disney Music Awards. They also received multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations.
‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,’ written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, was first heard as sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, becoming a favourite among American servicemen in the remainder of World War II. Frank Sinatra recorded his version in 1948 and hundreds upon hundreds of interpretations have followed, by everyone from Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald and Johnny Mathis to Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell and Kenny Rogers.