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Florida Georgia Line’s “Sippin’ on Fire,” Maddie & Tae’s “Fly” Go Top 40 at Country

Florida Georgia Line is synonymous with the bro country sub-genre addressed on Maddie & Tae’s breakthrough single “Girl in a Country Song.”

Florida Georgia Line also falls under the same Big Machine Label Group umbrella as Maddie & Tae.

Either perspective establishes a connection between the duos.

That connection adds color to this week’s edition of the Mediabase country airplay chart, which welcomes songs from both Florida Georgia Line and Maddie & Tae into its top 40.

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“Fly” becomes the second country radio Top 40 for Maddie¬†and Tae.

Florida Georgia Line enters with new single “Sippin’ On Fire.” The track, which is the third release from the duo’s “Anything Goes,” flies to #33 (+8) on this week’s points-driven* Mediabase chart. It commanded 1,455 spins and 11.26 million audience impressions during the March 1-7 tracking week.

“Sippin’ on Fire” is the follow-up to #1 country radio hit “Sun Daze,” which itself followed a #1 in “Dirt.”

Maddie & Tae’s top forty position comes courtesy new single “Fly.” Up two places this week, “Fly” grabs the #40 position on Mediabase’s chart.

The song, which is the follow-up to the duo’s chart-topping debut single “Girl in a Country Song,” received 983 weekly spins and 5.16 million audience impressions.

“Fly” appeared on the duo’s self-titled 2014 EP and will also be featured on Maddie & Tae’s forthcoming studio debut “Start Here.”

*Unlike the other charts, which are driven purely by airplay, Mediabase’s country chart relies on a proprietary scoring system that ascribes point totals to spins from each market.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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