Country duo Maddie & Tae revealed the things they’re “stealing” from their former tour mate Carrie Underwood after appearing as one of the support acts on her “Cry Pretty Tour 360” last year. The “Girl in a Country Song” singers opened up about how much Underwood inspired them on the road together as they admitted this week that they’ve taken a whole lot of tips from her.
“I really loved her VIP experience. She did a really great job of that. She just made it really special, but also so seamless for her and for the fans,” the duo of 24-year-old Maddie Marlow and 24-year-old Taylor Dye said during a recent interview with CMT.
“The way she had the room set up was so beautiful,” they added of the setup the star had to meet fans backstage at her shows.
But it’s not just Carrie’s sweet interactions with fans that the twosome hopes to emulate.
They also shared how seeing the “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” singer up on stage night after night during numerous tour dates in the U.S. and Canada gave them ideas on how to make set lists for their shows.
“We also love that within with her set, she would do the big crazy songs like ‘Church Bells’ and ‘Two Black Cadillacs,’ and then she would bring it down with ‘Temporary Home’ and ‘See You Again,'” they continued, referring to the star going from some of her most rousing hits to her most emotional ballads.
“Those little acousticy moments of four or five songs she put together were so cool to see,” Maddie & Tae continued, adding that the way she seamlessly made her way through her discography “showed her dynamic abilities as an entertainer.”
The two, alongside fellow support act Runaway June, even joined forces with Carrie during the shows to perform a medley of hits by some of country music’s most famous women, including Dolly Parton’s “9 To 5” and Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”
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Happy Birthday to our girl @carrieunderwood! You are such a beautiful light in this world. Thank you for always having our backs off and on stage (swipe right for the moment I almost busted it on stage and Carrie caught me) ???? Love you tons! TikTok ????: @jasmine.fowlerrr
The duo are seemingly set to put everything they’ve learned from Carrie to good use as they’re getting ready to head out with Lady Antebellum on the upcoming “Ocean 2020 Tour” later this year.
In the same new interview, the country stars also spoke out about how things have changed since they released their debut album, titled Start Here, five years ago. Their second album, The Way It Feels, is out today (April 10).
“I think there’s a new found confidence,” they shared, adding that their sophomore album “means so much” to them both.
Underwood recently showed off her undeniable natural beauty in a stunning new shot alongside her dog, Penny, as reported yesterday by The Inquisitr.