Each day, the 'Catch of the Day' strives to bring you the best new music first, from established stars, new stars and artists you have never heard of. Today's Catch comes from a native Texan and a native Oklahoman, who, without question, were the surprise "break-out stars" of 2014.

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Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye never intended to hit a nerve when they sat down on St. Patricks Day and wrote “Girl In A Country Song”. The pair were merely expressing their own reaction to the reductive tilt of today’s BroCountry when they sat down with co-writer Aaron Schwerz and shamelessly skewered its Xeroxed stereotypes; “Girl” was as much a lark as it was ever “meaningful social commentary.”

Yet the response was so instant and intense, there was no denying it. NPR’s “All Things Considered” cited Maddie & Tae for “turning heads in different ways with their very first single,” Rolling Stone cited them as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know” and David Letterman couldn’t get the plucky duo to New York fast enough. Even elevated cultural think-tank The Atlantic marveled, “Cheekily appropriating much of the sound of modern country, the two young women directly quote well-known bro-country lyrics and titles…”

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No one was more surprised than the natives of Sugar Land, Texas (Marlow) and Ada, Oklahoma (Dye). Still in the studio tracking overdubs for “Girl,” they signed their record deal with Big Machine Records before Dan Huff had even finished four sides on the "sunshine’n’moxie" pair.

So with their first number one hit under their belt, the first for a female pair's debut single since the Wreckers and "Leave the Pieces" in 2006, their first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry behind them and a self-titled debut EP ready for release, the pair has a new honor. Their second single "Fly" is our "Finally-a-Friday" Catch of the Day. New music you haven't heard, but you will be hearing again...

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