To the extent that there is any sort of battle between Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” and Maggie Rose’s “Girl in Your Truck Song,” it appears the latter is winning with male country superstars.
Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell, whose respective hits “That’s My Kind of Night” and “Chillin’ It” are among those referenced in the Maggie Rose single, followed fellow country “bro” Jason Aldean in pushing the new song on Twitter.
“Y’all check out @IAmMaggieRose new single ‘Girl In Your Truck Song,'” Tweeted megastar Luke Bryan Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier Tuesday, Swindell wrote, “Hey @IAmMaggieRose, thanks for the ‘Chillin’ It’ shout out in your new single ‘Girl In Your Truck Song’! Everybody go check it out! Dig it.”
Aldean, meanwhile, commented, “Diggin the new @IAmMaggieRose song “girl in your truck song”. It even name checks a couple of my tunes. Yall check it out.”
Given that “Girl in Your Truck Song” speaks positively of the tight-jean-wearing, truck-riding, moonshine-drinking girls referenced in contemporary male country songs, the outpouring of support from the genre’s powerhouse male artists is not surprising.
Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song,” which relies on a similar lyrical style but criticizes the portrayal of women in songs by artists like Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Billy Currington and the aforementioned Aldean is not, however, without any public support from “bro country.”
Chase Rice, who co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s breakthrough hit “Cruise” and is currently pushing his own single “Ready Set Roll,” confirmed his “love” for the song in a Tweet earlier this month.
“I love this new @MaddieandTae song,” wrote Rice. “Somethin sexy bout a little shit talkin. Keep it up girls. #GirlInACountrySong.”
Neither song, however, is exclusively reliant on support from male country artists. Jana Kramer recently Tweeted praise for Rose’s “Truck Song,” while Maddie and Tae’s “Country Song” has earned positive marks from Megan and Liz and Mary Sarah.
To date, the Maddie and Tae song has made bigger waves within the industry. The subject of far more notable media attention, “Girl in a Country Song” scored adds from an impressive fifteen country radio stations this week. The Maggie Rose song landed at five.