EXCLUSIVE: Meet JJJ's Musicians to Watch in 2017!

Tegan Marie

How she got her start: “I started singing from the time I was born using my dad’s karaoke machine and ended up totally taking it over and making it mine! My parents always had country music playing and my dad would film me singing. We posted my videos to this awesome site called SweetyHigh.com and from there they basically made my dreams come true.”

Her biggest influences: “My biggest influences, in no particular order, are Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill. These amazing women have achieved so much in music and I hope I can make the kind of impact like them one day.”

The story behind her song “Lucky Me”: “Well my first single, ‘Lucky M’e is for sure special because 100% of the proceeds are all going towards the Hurley Children’s Hospital in my home town Flint, MI to help kids who have been effected by the water crisis. The song is all about how lucky I am to be able to do what I love every single day and how I want to share that with everyone.”

One thing new fans should know: “There are so many things I’d love to share with everyone! Let’s see…In 2017, I’ll be going into high school! I study online at my school, I love math and I am a straight A student :) I also LOVE animals…especially horses and puppies (and maybe miniature pigs). I horseback ride and I just got a new puppy and named her Bambi. And I can’t live without music. I play guitar and I also co-wrote my single I’m releasing soon!”

What’s coming up in 2017: “2017 is going to be so full of surprises! New music, tours, you name it. I can’t wait to share the new music with you all!!!”

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