Warner Music Nashville and Sweety High Country phenom TEGAN MARIE has come a long way in the last year – from online sensation to the youngest female major label Country artist in 45 years. But on Thursday (8/16), the rising star was enthusiastically welcomed back by her hometown of Flint, Michigan.
Taking over Flint’s Genesee Valley Center, the 14-year-old singer thrilled friends and fans alike in her first-ever homecoming concert, another major milestone in her burgeoning career. The special event was part of her debut nationwide tour, and Tegan Marie’s stage-owning performance once again highlighted her larger-than-life personality and killer vocals with effervescent songs like “I Know How To Make A Boy Cry,” “Keep It Lit” and more.
Her hometown has always been an enormous early supporter of Tegan Marie since she was discovered by the Gen-Z girls’ media platform Sweety High at the tender age of 7 years old, and even her high school got in on the fun for her first Flint show. Students and faculty celebrated by throwing a kid-friendly tailgate party with pizza and poster-making before the show, then lined up afterwards to take photos and get the hometown hero’s autograph. The momentous occasion followed Tegan Marie’s hugely-received show at the Iowa State Fair earlier this week (8/14).
A handful of dates remain on Tegan Marie’s first major tour, including stops in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Here’s a complete list:
September 8 – Freehold, NJ @ iPlay America’s Event Center
September 9 – Dallas, PA @ Luzerne County Fairgrounds
September 27 – Hartford, CT @ Infinity Music Hall
September 28 – Topsfield, MA @ Topsfield Fairgrounds
Continuing to gain momentum as her young career heats up, the homecoming show arrived just as Tegan Marie’s empowering video for “I Know How To Make A Boy Cry” surpassed 1.5 million views on YouTube. With a nod to one of her greatest musical heroes – Elvis Presley and his legendary 1968 Comeback Special – the uniquely fun video flips the script on an iconic artist who famously made all the girls weep. Watch the official “I Know How To Make A Boy Cry” video here.
Tegan Marie has reached new heights in 2018, earning praise from tastemakers like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post and more, and even delivering a notable performance from the top of the Empire State Building. She is currently hard at work creating new music with hitmakers Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift).
ABOUT TEGAN MARIE: With a larger-than-life voice, Tegan Marie, 14, was discovered by girls’ media platform Sweety High when her family started uploading her videos at age 7. Featured as a Radio Disney Country artist, she catapulted into the national spotlight when her breathtaking rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” received over 20M views online. Tegan Marie went on to a string of acclaimed performances at Stagecoach, ABC’s Good Morning America, the Grand Ole Opry and PBS’ The Gershwin Prize special honoring Smokey Robinson. As her videos continue to gain a wide audience (over 100M views), Tegan Marie has shared the stage with artists such as Cam, Hunter Hayes and Kelsea Ballerini while partnering with Pepsi for a tour across the Midwest. In 2017, she became the youngest female artist – at age 13 – signed to a major Country label (Warner Music Nashville) in over 45 years. She has since made her debut at the Ryman Auditorium, played NBC’s TODAY show and was featured on the 2018 watch lists for Billboard, Rolling Stone and Huffington Post. Following the release her new song, “I Know How To Make A Boy Cry,” she’s in the studio working on new music with hitmakers Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift).https://www.countryschatter.com/2018/08/70891/Concert InfoNew ArtistsNew ReleasesPress Release"I Know How To Make A Boy Cry",facebook,Keep It Lit,Tegan Marie,Twitter,Warner Music Nashville Sweety High Country