Rising Country Stars Maddie & Tae Partners with Starkey Hearing Foundation


Starkey Hearing Foundation’s domestic public awareness campaign Listen Carefully announced its second national video contest (http://www.listencarefully.org/video-contest). The contest challenges middle and high school students to create a 30-second video PSA about noise-induced hearing loss. Dot Records recording artists Maddie & Tae— the duo behind Billboard’s #1 PLATINUM-selling single “Girl in a Country Song”—will perform a private concert at the winner’s school in May 2016.

“We are so honored to be working with the Starkey Hearing Foundation as hearing loss is such an important issue,” stated Maddie. Added Tae “It affects so many people – young and old – and we are determined to make people aware of the risks.”

Maddie & Tae’s newly-released album, Start Here, and forthcoming headline tour—kicking off October 7th in New York—will serve as a vehicle for generating awareness about noise-induced hearing loss and help raise funds for Starkey Hearing Foundation’s hearing health initiatives. Through the GoRaff platform, Maddie & Tae fans will have unique opportunities to win VIP experiences and merchandise from the band by entering the online raffle. The grand prize is VIP package to a Maddie & Tae concert.

More than 3,000 students from all 50 states participated in the 2015 video contest. The prize winners from Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California—Ken Nakama, Dan Lesser and Josh Maslaki—brought Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc to their school for a private concert in April 2015, with special appearances by Chris Massey, Kyle Massey and Caroline Sunshine.

Thousands of teachers and hearing professionals from across the nation will help promote this year’s contest. To learn more about Listen Carefully and the video contest visit listencarefully.org.


  1. I have heard their song before. It’s pretty catchy. I’m glad they are partnering with this organization. I have known many people with hearing loss.

  2. Sounds a great founding and i love their community, it is really help for many people. and such a good contest i hope we can do this for a cause.

  3. I haven’t heard of Listen Carefully until now, but it sounds like a great campaign. It’s great to see celebrities using their fame to get attention for these wonderful programs.

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