13-year-old country sensation TEGAN MARIE has a whirlwind weekend in store, as she’s presenting at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) taping live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Saturday (4/29), and making her Stagecoach — California’s Country Music Festival — debut in Indio, CA, Sunday (4/30). Last month, the powerhouse vocalist teamed up with Radio Disney Country, as part of Give a Note Foundation’s MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS Tour, to present Salina South Middle School in Salina, KS, with a $2,500 grant to be matched by the CMA Foundation. While there, Marie and Radio Disney Country took over CMA Music Teacher of Excellence Matt Gerry’s class for “Classroom Karaoke” with RDMA-nominated songs.
Check out Tegan Marie’s “Classroom Karaoke” featuring RDMA-nominated songs with Salina South Middle School here.
Radio Disney’s GM and Disney Channels’ VP of Music Strategy, Phil Guerini, is very supportive of Marie, having invited her to be a Radio Disney Country correspondent at the 2016 RDMA and make her CMA Music Fest debut on their stage last year in Nashville. In a recent Detroit Free Press A&E cover feature on the Michigan native titled “The Princess of Generation Z,” he praises:
“’Tegan is just a thousand-watt light bulb in a dark room…When you look for ‘it,’ the definition is Tegan.” – Guerini, Detroit Free Press
Fans can watch for Marie, as the RDMA will air as a special two-hour telecast, “Disney Channel Presents the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards,” from 7-9 p.m. (ET) Sunday (4/30), across multiple Disney-branded platforms. And all ages are welcome to join the young starlet as she makes her Stagecoach debut on the Half-Pint Hootenanny Stage, powered by Sweety High, at 6 p.m. (PT) the same night — children 10 and under get in to the festival free. Come see what has critics raving:
“Whatever it is, Tegan Marie has it!” – Good Morning America
“…powerhouse…” – People
“Tegan Marie is proving that she could not only be the next young star in country music, but
the next big star period.” – Country Rebel
“If you remember the shock we all felt when a 13-year-old LeAnn Rimes first hit the country scene with ‘Blue’ back in the mid-‘90s, then you’ll appreciate how rare a talent we’ve got in Tegan.” – Rare Country
“…she tackles the difficult, soaring power ballad like an old pro. Marie makes hitting and sustaining the high notes look easy…” –AXS
Marie is hard at work in the studio writing with mega hitmaker Nathan Chapman for her debut album. She also recently participated in Sweety High’s panel on Gen Z, “The New Power Brokers,” at SXSW in Austin, TX, and was honored to pay tribute to Motown legend Smokey Robinson (2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song) with a noteworthy performance of “My Guy” on PBS’ star-studded special “Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” hosted in Washington, D.C.
About Tegan Marie: With a larger-than-life voice, 13-year-old country sensation Tegan Marie honored Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with a lively performance of “My Guy” on PBS’ star-studded special February 10. 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 last 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. Marie 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.”http://www.countryschatter.com/2017/04/tegan-marie-to-present-at-the-2017-radio-disney-music-awards-performing-at-stagecoach-this-weekend/New ArtistsPress ReleaseCam,chris stapleton,Classroom Karaoke,hunter hayes,Radio Disney Music Awards,RDMA nominated singer,Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival,Tegan Marie,Thomas Rhett,Twitter