TEGAN MARIE JOINS TRIBUTE CELEBRATING SMOKEY ROBINSON, THE 2016 RECIPIENT OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE
“Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song”
DATE: Friday, February 10
With a larger-than-life voice, 13-year-old country sensation Tegan Marie honors Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with a lively performance of “My Guy” on PBS tomorrow night (2/10). The “King of Motown” wrote and produced the 1964 chart-topping single recorded by Mary Wells. Samuel L. Jackson hosts the evening’s festivities that also feature appearances by the honoree, Motown founder Berry Gordy, GRAMMY winners CeeLo Green, Esperanza Spalding and BeBe Winans, 2017 GRAMMY nominee Gallant, Aloe Blacc, JoJo, Ledisi, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae and The Tenors.
Tegan, a Michigan native like Robinson, kicks off the evening with a solo in the ensemble opening combo, “Get Ready” and “Going to a Go-Go.” The entire cast joins the honoree and Jackson onstage to close the evening with “My Girl.”
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 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. After debuting on the Radio Disney Country stage at the CMA Music Festival 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.”
For more information on Tegan Marie, visit teganmarie.com.