Tegan Marie Delivers Knockout Performance of MY GUY on Nov. 16 at Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Honoring Smokey Robinson Airing Feb. 10, 2017 on PBS

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Smokey Robinson and Tegan Marie at the reception
prior to Library of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular
Song Honoring Smokey Robinson taping and ceremony
on Nov. 16. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sweety High)
13-Year-Old Country Sensation To Perform On Radio Disney Country's Float In Chicago’s Nationally-Televised Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Tree-Lighting Parade on Nov. 19

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 stunning performance of “My Guy” at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 16. 

The “King of Motown” wrote and produced the 1964 chart-topping single recorded by Mary Wells. 

The evening aptly bridged genres from R&B, pop and classical to country, and highlighted how Robinson’s music spans generations from the baby boomers to Tegan’s coming-of-age Gen Zers. 

Samuel L. Jackson hosted the evening’s festivities that also featured appearances by the honoree Aloe Blacc, Gallant, Berry Gordy, CeeLo Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Tenors and BeBe Winans. The special will air on PBS nationwide at 9 p.m. ET on Feb. 10, 2017.
“I grew up around Motown music so Smokey was always in my life, and it was an honor to be a part of this special night,” Tegan said. “Motown is a lot like country ‘cause the roots are very similar. My parents played as much Motown as they did country music.”
Tegan, a Michigan native like Robinson, started the evening with a solo in the ensemble opening combo, “Get Ready” and “Going to a Go-Go.” 

The entire cast joined the honoree and Jackson onstage to close the evening with “My Girl.”

Continuing her run of national appearances, Tegan will perform on Radio Disney Country’s float in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Tree-Lighting Parade Nov. 19, airing live nationwide. 

For city and time details, visit: themagnificentmile.com/lights-festival/watch/

About Tegan Marie
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 this 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 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. After debuting on the Radio Disney Country stage at the CMA Music Fest in June, Tegan 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.” Tegan has received over 60 million video views in the last 120 days with unprecedented social engagement.

For more information on Tegan Marie, visit teganmarie.com.

Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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