Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

This week I present a female duo making for serious talk. This is Madisson Marlow from the city of Santa Fe, Texas and Taylor Dye who comes straight from the town of Ada, Oklahoma. They are known today as Maddie & Tae . These two childhood friends have always loved country music, especially the Dixie Chicks. One day Tae wrote a song to encourage Maddie to leave school and go to the music city, Nashville, to devote herself entirely to music.

The dream became reality in 2013. Maddie & Tae landed in Nashville and knocked on the door of one of the biggest labels in Nashville: Big Machine Records. Seeing their talent and potential of their live performance, the big boss of the label, Scott Borchetta offered them a deal to sign on ” Dot Records” a sub label Big Machine . In July 2014, they finally arrived on-air radio with the title “Girl In A Country Song” co-written by the excellent songwiter Aaron Sherz and produced by guitarist Dan Huff! Meanwhile, the single was played and replayed on the country rado at the national level.

Now, Maddie & Tae are number 1 on the mediabase charts with their first single “Girl In A Country Song”. This song sounds very “Bro -Country” an abbreviated form of “Brother Country “,a new term which means in essence :” Country mix of instruments such as mandolin or banjo and singing to the sounds of Hip Hop”. To give you a concrete example go to Florida Georgia Line! Anyway, it’s unfortunate to say, but now the US hears more of that Hip Hop flavor country or ” Country Bro ” text. Some some songs are country-inspired instrumentation and rhythm-the sound is Pop/Hip Hop . The Maddie & Tae single is taken from their self-titled debut album released on 4 November. So are you more or country Bro Country ?