NASHVILLE, TN (November 23, 2016) – 13-year-old country sensation Tegan Marie
sparkled atop Radio Disney’s float in the Magnificent Mile Lights
Festival Tree Lighting parade in Chicago on Saturday (11/19). Although
the Windy City lived up to its name, the country charmer radiated as she
waved to the crowd of people along the route and performed her
soon-to-be released holiday single “Just Another Night,” available at
digital retailers on December 2. The special aired live on Chicago’s
ABC7 and will air nationally across 150 markets this holiday season.
in the week, Tegan honored Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with a stunning
performance of “My Guy” at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Samuel L. Jackson hosted the evening’s festivities that also featured
appearances by the honoree, Aloe Blacc, Gallant, Berry Gordy, CeeLo
Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding,
The Tenors and BeBe Winans. The special will air on PBS nationwide at 9
p.m. ET on February 10.
native of Flint, MI, the burgeoning singer-songwriter released her
catchy single, “Lucky Me,” last spring with 100% of the proceeds going
to children directly affected by the water crisis in her hometown. She
stunned listeners this summer when she released her breathtaking
rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s #1 smash hit “H.O.L.Y.,” which
garnered 17 million plus views on Facebook and led to high-profile media
looks including her national TV debut on ABC’s Good Morning America and US Weekly’s
“Buzzzz-o-Meter” feature. She also caught the attention of the U.S.
Women’s Soccer Team who invited her to perform the national anthem at
their last home game prior to the Olympics. After debuting on the Radio
Disney Country stage at the CMA Music Festival in June, Tegan has played
shows with country stars Hunter Hayes, Thomas Rhett, Cam and Chris
by girl platform Sweety High, Tegan first shared her videos on their
site when she was only 7 years old. Her sweet, clean vocals and
sensitive interpretations now have girls (and moms) across the nation
clamoring for more. In their words, she is “your new obsession.” Tegan
has received over 60 million video views in the last 120 days with
unprecedented social engagement.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sweety High