Tegan Marie On Performing within the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'It's a Dream Come True'


The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been part of Tegan Marie’s vacation traditions since she will bear in mind.

“Every morning on Thanksgiving, I’m going to my Grandma's home and we watch the parade each morning,” says the 15-year outdated Sweety High/Warner Music Nashville recording artist. “We watch the entire thing, and all of my favourite artists are on the parade each single 12 months. It’s all the time part of our Thanksgiving.”

This 12 months, the Michigan native might be within the 92nd version of the parade, driving on the Girl Scouts of the USA float and performing “Keep It Lit,” which she co-wrote.

Taking half within the Nov. 22 festivities within the Big Apple is thrilling for Marie. “It's a dream come true. I'm a Girl Scout, so it's an honor to be on the Girl Scout float within the parade. I can not wait to see the entire parade in motion,” Marie says. “The balloons are all the time unbelievable and I simply can't wait to see that course of and the way they prep for it.”

Despite her more and more busy schedule, Marie stays an lively Girl Scout. “I  simply bought an entire bunch of [badges] and I’m very enthusiastic about these. I’ve some equestrian [badges] and first support [badges] and I'm actually excited to get some extra.”

In representing the Girl Scouts of the USA, the singer hopes her instance will show inspiring. “As a musician, you simply should open the door your self. I believe that what you need to do is make it a degree to work exhausting and you will get previous the hills that could be in entrance of you.”

The profession path for Marie has been slightly completely different from that of her fellow artists; Warner Music Nashville has targeted on breaking her virally, versus beginning with radio airplay. She says she appreciates what the label is doing to assist construct her model in a brand new vogue, and has launched two singles to date since she signed in 2017, together with this summer time’s “I Know How To Make A Boy Cry.”

“They have been working their butts off for me. Just to have them be part of my journey is only a dream come true," Marie says. "We cross many genres. I can see myself nation, but additionally I like many various types of music. Lots of people of my era are listening to completely different codecs, and I believe that retains every part recent.”

At the identical time, she could be very conscious of nation music’s traditions — notably the Grand Ole Opry, the place she has already carried out greater than 10 occasions. "That's actually the Mother Church of nation music. There's no different strategy to describe it. They have embraced me and brought me beneath their wing,” Marie says. “Every time I’m going to the Grand Ole Opry they greet me like household – they greet each single artist is available in as household.”

After the parade on Thursday, Marie will seem in Nashville’s stage manufacturing of Peter Pan & Tinker Bell — A Pirate’s Christmas on the Tennessee Performing Acts Center Dec. 13-23. 

Next 12 months will carry new music. “I’ve been writing lots of songs, and we most likely have sufficient songs to finish a full album,” Marie says. “I’m so excited to get the songs out and for individuals to listen to a brand new facet of me. It’s undoubtedly slightly extra mature than my previous data. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in retailer.”