Rising Country Sensation Celebrates Song Release With Multiple Opry Performances
Set To Light Up NBC’s TODAY On January 31
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 16, 2018) – Rising Country sensation TEGAN MARIE is upping the shine factor with the release of her debut Warner Music Nashville song “Keep It Lit” worldwide on January 19. Lighting up Nashville, New York City and everywhere in between, Tegan Marie will celebrate with multiple Opry shows starting with her first performance at the Ryman Auditorium as part of Opry at the Ryman (1/19) followed by her debut New York City concert at The Studio at Opry City Stage (1/31). Adding to the excitement, the young trailblazer will bring “Keep It Lit" to television audiences nationwide when she appears on NBC's TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda (1/31).
Tegan Marie’s debut New York City show will be the FIRST ticketed event in The Studio at Opry City Stage. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00am eastern via oprycitystage.com. Opry City Stage is New York City’s home for country music and culture, with good times and great food rooted in the South and served up in Times Square.
“Tegan’s reach is far and wide, much like the Opry. We are thrilled to have her bring a bit of Nashville to Times Square with her upcoming Opry City Stage performance!” said Sally Williams, SVP, Programming & Artists Relations, Opry Entertainment Group.
“The Opry is my home whether it’s Nashville or New York City,” shared Tegan Marie. “I’m so excited they believe in me this much to have me as their first ticketed event in NYC! And I can’t believe I get to perform 'Keep It Lit' in front of Hoda and Kathie Lee! I’ll be sure to bring Shirley Temples with me;)"
Co-written by Tegan Marie, “Keep It Lit” is produced by acclaimed hit maker and WMN’s EVP of A&R, Scott Hendricks (with 70 #1 hits for artists including Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson). Named after a popular expression with the singer’s generation (aka Gen Z) - “lit”- the song celebrates happiness, good vibes and lightheartedness. It is also serves as her anthem to inspire people across the country to make 2018 a year of positivity and hope.
Media and fans alike have already taken notice of the rising star’s talent after being first discovered by leading Gen Z girls’ media company Sweety High. Landing on several high-profile emerging artist lists, HuffPost and Billboard included her in their 2018 Country Artists to Watch lists. Billboard praises, “...few have the stage presence, songwriting skills and overall show business moxie as this Michigan native...” and HuffPost adds, “Tegan Marie is primed to be country music’s first Gen Z star.”
ABOUT TEGAN MARIE:
With a larger-than-life voice, Tegan Marie was discovered when her father uploaded videos of her cover songs to Gen Z girls’ site, Sweety High. Featured as a Radio Disney Country artist, she has since catapulted into the national spotlight with several high-profile media performances and appearances including ABC’s Good Morning America and PBS’ star-studded special Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize and the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. First releasing the song “Lucky Me” to benefit the children affected by the water crisis in her hometown of Detroit, the momentum continued with her breathtaking rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s #1 hit song, “H.O.L.Y.,” racking up over 17 million views on Facebook. In 2017 alone, Tegan garnered over 100 million video views had 270 million social engagements and gained two million social followers. She’s also had a string of coveted opening slots, sharing the stage with artists such as Cam, Hunter Hayes and Kelsea Ballerini. This past spring Tegan presented at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, appeared at CMA Music Festival on the Radio Disney Country stage and at California’s popular Country music festival Stagecoach to great acclaim. Critics praised her performance with USA Today hailing, “[Tegan] Marie has the personality and the voice of a future star, and she definitely has the always hard-to-define ‘It.’” Last summer she partnered with Pepsi MidAmerica for a six-city tour and is currently working on her debut album for Warner Music Nashville.
For more information on Tegan Marie, visit teganmarie.com.