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TEGAN MARIE JOINS PBS’ STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE

TEGAN
MARIE JOINS PBS’ STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE CELEBRATING SMOKEY ROBINSON, THE
2016 RECIPIENT OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR
SONG, TOMORROW (2/10)
13-Year-Old
Country Vocalist Honors The Music Icon With A Magnetic Rendition Of “My
Guy” And Joins The Ensemble, Including Robinson, Berry Gordy and Samuel
L. Jackson, For A Triumphant Performance of “My Girl”

Pictured:
Smokey Robinson and Tegan Marie at the reception prior to Library of
Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song Honoring Smokey Robinson taping
(11/16).

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sweety High
SHOW: 
“Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” 
DATE: Friday, February 10
TIME: 9/8c
NETWORK: PBS

Details: With a larger-than-life voice, 13-year-old country sensation Tegan Marie honors Smokey Robinson,
the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for
Popular Song, with a lively performance of “My Guy” on PBS tomorrow
night (2/10). The “King of Motown” wrote and produced the 1964
chart-topping single recorded by Mary Wells. Samuel L. Jackson hosts the
evening’s festivities that also feature appearances by the honoree,
Motown founder Berry Gordy, GRAMMY winners CeeLo Green, Esperanza
Spalding and BeBe Winans, 2017 GRAMMY nominee Gallant, Aloe Blacc, JoJo,
Ledisi, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae and The Tenors.  
Tegan,
a Michigan native like Robinson, kicks off the evening with a solo in
the ensemble opening combo, “Get Ready” and “Going to a Go-Go.” The
entire cast joins the honoree and Jackson onstage to close the evening
with “My Girl.” 
A
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 morning 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 Stapleton.

Discovered
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.” 

For more information on Tegan Marie, visit teganmarie.com.

Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of PBS

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