After the Storm Blows Through

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  • Two weeks after Maddie Marlow moved to Nashville with Tae Dye to begin their music career, she got news that her best friend back home's father had died after an illness. Shortly afterwards Maddie & Tae attended a songwriting session with Aaron Scherz and Trent Willmon.

    "We were supposed to write an uptempo, happy, summer song, blah blah blah," Marlow recalled to Taste of Country. "I was just like 'I can't write a happy song... My heart is hurting for her and her family.'"

    So the other three songwriters allowed Marlow to vent and let her pour her emotions into this spare, fiddle-laced ballad. "We sat there and just talked about it and all of us pulled from different situations and I think we finished that song in an hour and a half," she said.
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