Maddie & Tae to Serve as Special Guests on 76th Santa Train

Platinum-Selling Vocal Duo Set To Bring Holiday
Cheer on CSX’s 76th Holiday Event

KINGSPORT, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Country duo Maddie & Tae will be the special guests on the 76th running
of the CSX Santa
on Saturday, Nov. 17.

First breaking out in 2013 with their Platinum-selling, No. 1 hit, “Girl
In A Country Song,” the award-winning duo is back with new music. Their
new single, “Friends Don’t,” “anchored around their stellar vocal
pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling
Stone), is giving fans a taste of what to expect from their highly
anticipated forthcoming sophomore album. The pair has also been tapped
to join Carrie Underwood’s 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360.

“What the CSX Santa Train has done for 75 years is incredible,
and we’re so excited to be part of it this year,” said Maddie & Tae. “We
can’t wait to pass out toys and help spread a bit of Christmas cheer.”

Each year since 1942, CSX’s Santa Train has embarked on a journey
from Shelby, Ky., to Kingsport, Tenn., to spread holiday cheer,
passing out gifts to families in cities along the route. The Santa
makes 14 stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee, delivering
toys, food and winter clothing to hundreds of residents along the way.
Maddie & Tae will accompany Santa Claus and event sponsors CSX,
, Kingsport
Chamber of Commerce
, Appalachian
and Soles
4 Souls
on the 110-mile trek.

“We always look forward to announcing our special guests, and having
Maddie & Tae on the train will be a special treat for those along the
route,” said Bryan Tucker, vice president of CSX Corporate
Communications. “They are having a great year, and we are thrilled they
could take time out of their schedule to be part of the event.”

Fans can use the hashtag #CSXSantaTrain18 to follow the train online and
engage in the Santa Train conversation on social media.

Photos and video from this year’s Santa Train will be
available Monday, Nov. 19. Email Ben Baden at
if you are interested in using the images.

About the Santa Train:

Now in its 76th year, the Santa Train operates along a 110-mile
route through Appalachia, making 14 stops in Kentucky, Virginia and
Tennessee to distribute more than 15 tons of toys and other items to
Appalachian families. The Santa Train is sponsored by CSX, Food
City, Appalachian Power, Soles 4 Souls and the Kingsport Chamber of
Commerce. Please visit http://www.beyondourrails.org/index.cfm/events/santa-train/
for more information, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Maddie & Tae:

Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new single
“Friends Don’t.” “The sound is identifiable while still representing a
distinct step forward” (Billboard), giving fans a taste of what to
expect from their highly anticipated forthcoming full-length album.
Maddie & Tae made a splash with their debut single, “Girl In A Country
Song,” a brilliant take-down of bro-country, which took country radio by
storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going Platinum.
The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the country
airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and
Radio Disney Music Awards, along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award
nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard,
Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country
music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad
Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road. For additional
information, please visit www.maddieandtae.com.

About CSX:

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a premier transportation company.
It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and
solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including
energy, industrial, construction, agricultural and consumer products.
For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s
economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects
every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly
two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than
240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports
with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information
about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com.
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For CSX:
MP&F Strategic Communications
Ben Baden,


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