Up-and-coming country music star Tegan Marie has signed with Warner Music Nashville at an impressive 13-years-old. This makes her the youngest country artist signed to the label and the youngest female in 45 years – since Tanya Tucker signed with CBS Records in 1972 – to ink a major label country record deal. Go, Tegan!
The Flint, Michigan native has catapulted into the national spotlight with several high-profile media performances and appearances including ABC’s Good Morning America, PBS’ star-studded special Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize and the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. She recently celebrated this milestone moment by making her debut at the Grand Ole Opry in mid-August.
Watch Tegan sing “Love Me Like You Mean It” with country music hit-maker Kelsea Ballerini below!
The singer-songwriter’s early introduction to music began with her father uploading her cover videos of songs by stars such as Carrie Underwood to online platforms when she was just 7-years-old.
“This new generation is passionate about Country music. Tegan Marie, with the kind of natural talent already resonating with audiences, represents a new breed of digitally-savvy artists that we want to be a part of,” said John Esposito, Chairman and CEO, Warner Music Nashville. “What attracted us to Tegan Marie was her voice and a confidence that was beyond her years.”
Tegan Marie’s major milestones include the release of the song “Lucky Me,” to benefit the children affected by the water crisis in her hometown of Flint, and her breathtaking rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s #1 hit song, “H.O.L.Y.,” which racked up over 17 million views on Facebook alone. She has amassed over 75 million video views and receives over five million engagements online each month. Marie has also had a string of impressive performances, sharing the stage with singers Cam and Smokey Robinson, and duetting with Kelsea Ballerini. This past spring, the young vocalist appeared at CMA Music Festival and California’s popular country music festival Stagecoach.
Enjoy Tegan Marie’s “Lucky Me” official lyric video below!
The rising star also just wrapped up a six-city tour with Pepsi MidAmerica and is currently writing with hit-maker Nathan Chapman (who also worked with Taylor Swift) for her first album.
We have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of Tegan Marie in the furture! Share this young star with others who would enjoy her fresh sound.