“Try to do something excellent … the world needs great art and unique voices.”
“Oakland is what I am and who I am … that fearless attitude.”
“Community and family … that’s a really big part of being a Midwesterner.”
“There wasn’t a day that I didn’t see this as something that could truly be a reality.”
“When I first landed in L.A., I didn’t know anyone. I thought, ‘What the hell am I doing?’”
“If you do whatever makes you happy, you’ll do it right and you’ll be successful.”
“For years I was completely discouraged by pursuing a career in music. And now, songs I’ve recorded in my bedroom are being heard by millions of people.”
“I definitely was outside of the system for country music … people said, ‘Who are you and where did you come from?’”
“My teachers taught me to leave it all out there … to give all of yourself in every moment.”
"When I get on stage or when I put out music, there’s so much more that comes back."
"We write these songs, these messages, that people are a part of … it becomes their story too."
Maddie & Tae
“Everyone’s talented … you’re fighting for this dream and so are millions of other people.”