Tegan Marie Signs With Warner Music Nashville, Makes Opry Debut

13-year-old Tegan Marie made her dreams come true twice-over with her huge Grand Ole Opry debut and signing with Warner Music Nashville for an artist recording deal.

Joining the prestigious collection of names that have stepped foot at the iconic venue including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and many more, Marie performed in ‘The Circle’ to an excited crowd ready for a fresh face. She sang her tracks, “Keep It Lit” and “Roots,” as an ode to the legends before her.

“Playing the Grand Ole Opry was the most amazing thing I have done in my entire life,” said Marie recently in a press release. “Everyone there was so nice. It was beyond a dream come true.”

Pictured (L-R): Peter Strickland (CMO, WMN), Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R, WMN), Tegan Marie, John Esposito (Chairman and CEO, WMN), Veronica Zelle (Co-Founder and CCO, Sweety High), Frank Simonetti (Co-Founder and CEO, Sweety High); Photo Credit: Sweety High

Pictured (L-R): Peter Strickland (CMO, WMN), Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R, WMN), Tegan Marie, John Esposito (Chairman and CEO, WMN), Veronica Zelle (Co-Founder and CCO, Sweety High), Frank Simonetti (Co-Founder and CEO, Sweety High); Photo Credit: Sweety High

Marie’s week got even brighter when she officially became a part of the Warner Music Nashville family as she signed a recording deal with the label. Celebrating with milkshakes, Marie and her team toasted to the fact that she is the youngest act to be signed in country music since Tanya Tucker inked her deal a mere 45 years ago.

“This new generation is passionate about country music. Tegan Marie, with the kind of natural talent already resonating with audiences, represents a new breed of digitally-savvy artists that we want to be a part of,” said John Esposito, Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, of their new signing.

Marie got her start at the young age of seven by singing covers of some of her favorite country females. Gaining a rampant and loyal online following, her videos would reach thousands of viewers all across the country and beyond. Eventually catching the eye of music executives, Marie chose to stay close to Nashville by teaming up with Warner for her next career steps.

The country newcomer is currently working together with Nashville writers to create her debut album.