Maddie & Tae's Top 5 Favorite Male Country Artists

Maddie & Tae
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Though the very first hit record from Maddie & Tae, “A Girl in a Country Song,” detailed the plight that female artists have in making it in today’s market, the song was in no way an indictment of the male gender. In fact, Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye definitely have their favorites among country’s men. But what might surprise you is that for one of the format’s newer and younger acts, their tastes definitely run a bit more on the traditional and legendary side. Here’s a look at the duo’s picks for their five favorite male vocalists.

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1. Vince Gill

“He’s an incredible songwriter and his voice is like butter. It’s such a clean and crisp voice.” (Maddie)

2. Johnny Cash

“His singing voice was great, but also his speaking voice too.” (Tae)

3. Conway Twitty  

“I had a big crush on him. I wish I could have seen him live. I just loved his voice and he had so many hits to choose from.” (Maddie)

4. Faron Young

“I have always loved his voice, back to ‘Goin’ Steady.’ I have his songs on a record at home. He was so smooth.” (Tae)

5. Gene Watson

“I always loved ‘Should I Go Home or Should I Go Crazy.’ That was always one of my favorites. His voice has always been very unique.” (Maddie)

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