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Maddie & Tae Say They Have Learned A Lot Touring With Dierks Bentley

Photo Credit: Kevin White

Photo Credit: Kevin White

Maddie & Tae hit the ground running this year with a No. 1 single debut and ACM and CMT nominations, and they don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!

The successful duo caught up with Glamour to talk about everything from their own personal love lives and tour, to growing up and changing.

Maddie & Tae toured this year with fellow country pal Dierks Bentley, which they said exceeded all their expectations.

“We have Dierks to thank for that. He’s just such an amazing, humble person, and the way he interacts with his fans, family, is really something special,” explained Tae. We have a month left [on tour], so whenever we finish we’re going to be so sad, but we’ve learned a lot. We’ll take everything we’ve learned towards our Start Here tour in the fall.”

When it comes to love, both girls have boyfriends. Tae is dating country singer Jackie Lee. The love story started when he opened up for the girls.

“I’m never one to introduce myself to someone randomly, but I walk in and met him at the end of the stage and was like, “Hi, my name’s Tae.” He said, “Hi, I’m Jackie,” and that was it. After the show, he just so happened to be staying at the same hotel, and we stayed up in the lobby till 4 A.M. just talking. The rest is history!”

Meanwhile, Maddie meant her significant other back in high school.

“We met in high school. We were together my sophomore year, and then broke up for a year and did not talk to each other. It was so hard when we broke up because we were both still into each other but had to pretend like we weren’t,” she explained. “Then our senior year, [we] started to talk again. He was my person. He was a completely different guy, so grown up and knew what he wanted to do [in life]. I was like, “This is the person I want to invest time in!” I could not ask for a more perfect person to do life with.”

The foursome get together as much as they can.

“It’s good to have people that are really grounded like that in your life,” said Maddie.

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