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.
Tegan Marie recently released her new single “Keep it Lit” and is currently working on her debut album in Nashvile. I had a chance to catch up with her this week. Below is our interview:
Jenn: Tell us a little about you?
My name is Tegan Marie and I am a 14 year
old country artist. Making music and performing is my life!
Jenn: Named as one of Rolling Stones 10 New Country Artists You Need to
Know. How does that feel?
Tegan: Absolutely incredible. I am so honored that Rolling Stone listed me as a country artist you need to know and I honestly still can’t believe it. I am so grateful for all of the support!
Jenn: Tell me about your new single “Keep It Lit”
Tegan: A lot of kids my age are using the term, Lit and I wanted to write a song that took that word and created a story around positivity. “Keep it Lit” is about keeping the positivity going and I hope it make y’all smile!
Jenn: You have recently been on the Today Show, performed at the Opry at the Ryman. How does that feel?
Tegan: The past few weeks have been amazing. I loved meeting Kathie Lee and Hoda and feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to perform my new song, “Keep It Lit” on such a huge morning show.
Jenn: Who are some of your musical influences?
Tegan: I grew up on Johnny Cash and Motown and really look up to all of the country artists right now. I look up to so many different artists for so many different reasons!
Jenn: If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Tegan: Oh man, I would love to collaborate with Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini,
Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and the list goes on and on!
Jenn: What are you plans for 2018?
Tegan: New music! I am so happy that I finally have a new song out there and I just can¹t wait to get more new music out! Stay tuned for so much more, this is just the beginning!
Jenn: What is on your playlists these days?
Tegan: Man, I have songs that I am obsessed with both new and old. John Mellencamp Pink Houses, 38 Special Fantasy Girl, Jon Pardi, Working on the Night Shift, Dua Lipa New
Rules, Maren Morris, The Middle.
Jenn: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Tegan: Thank you so much for your time and remember to #KeepItLit!
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