Tegan Marie is an American country singer, songwriter, and YouTube star. She began displaying her musical talents very early in life as she started singing at the age of three and began playing the guitar at six. She was just eight when she started writing songs and performed on the stage for the first time at 11. She started a self-titled YouTube channel when she was eight and since then, she has been regularly uploading covers of popular songs. Even before she launched her own channel, she submitted her singing videos to the girls’ media site SweetyHigh.com, where she was discovered as a talented singer. Her YouTube channel further boosted her popularity and soon she shot to stardom as her performance videos garnered millions of views on the video-sharing website as well as on her channel. The aspiring singer posts videos of her singing songs like Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘Love Me Like You Mean It,’ Sara Evans’ ‘Stronger,’ and Maddie & Tae’s ‘Shut Up and Fish’. Her cover of Florida Georgia Line’s ‘H.O.L.Y.’ went viral with 17 million views on social media, launching her career and taking her rising popularity to the next level at the same time. According to USA Today, she has the personality and the voice of a future star.
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Rise to Stardom
Gifted with a beautiful voice, Tegan Marie learned to sing with the help of her father’s karaoke machine. When she was seven, her videos on SweetyHigh.com were racking up millions of views. Till date, she has uploaded 813 videos, and has garnered over a million subscribers on SweetyHigh.com. She started her own YouTube channel on February 23, 2011, which has amassed 92k subscribers and 14 million views as of May 2018.
In December 2015, she sang an original Christmas song and recorded the music video, which she called ‘A Christmas Tree’. When she was 12, she released her debut single, ‘Lucky Me’. She had written several songs and had performed around the country even before she became a teen. She has performed at important venues like the Ryman Auditorium and the Opry City Stage in New York’s Times Square. She has also made several high-profile appearances in TV shows and events including ‘Good Morning America’ on ABC, ‘Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize’ on PBS, and at the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2017.
In 2017, when she was only 13, she signed a contract with Warner Music Nashville, which made her the second youngest country artist after Tanya Tucker to sign a deal with a major label. Since then, she has been working on her debut album, writing songs and recording them with producers Scott Hendricks and Nathan Chapman. Her first single from the album, ‘Keep It Lit,’ written with Rune Westberg, Nelly Reeves, and Jason Reeves, was out in 2018.
Tegan Marie was born on October 25, 2003, in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She has a brother. She started displaying her passion for music even before she started talking. Her father posted her first video of singing Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’ on SweetyHigh.com when she was three years old.
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