A small-town girl of Métis descent with a big voice and an even bigger message – there’s no better way to describe the power of BC-born producer/singer/songwriter Teigen Gayse.
She picked up her first guitar at the age of 13. It wasn’t long before song-writing became a passion. It was the ability to tell her own story, in her own words, that began Teigen’s love for country music. That desire to create pushed her to get an audio engineering degree before striking out on her own as a full-time musician.
“I’ve always been fascinated with the writers — wanting to know who created the song,” she explained. “There is no better feeling than getting to perform something I wrote in front of my fans – its the connection with them that pushes me to work hard.”
That desire to create has continued to be fed by trips to Nashville, as well as co-writes with several industry veterans, including Chad Kroeger, Gordie Samson, Jeff Trott, Dylan Guthro, Baker Grissom, Phil Barton, Patricia Conroy, David Thompson and Buddy Owen just to name a few.
Fact is that people are taking notice.
With millions of Catalog streams to date and over 11 million TikTok views, Teigen came to the forefront of artists to watch with her single “Messed Up”. It has surpassed 700K streams on its own, while her 2021 single I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love Anymore has almost 3 Million TikTok views. It took home the honour of Trending Track from Stingray Radio hitting #43 on the Billboard Country Music charts, and amassing over 350,000 streams. Follow up single Blame the Wine reached #46 on the Billboard charts.
Her songs come from a very real place, and for Teigen, there’s no better inspiration than living it especially when that means getting to share her personal journey with her audience.
Most recently, Teigen released her brand-new single “I Don’t Need A Boy” and won Break out Artist for Acadia Broadcasting. The single is about to crack Top 50 at Country Radio and is quickly approaching a ¼ Million Streams.
Look out for more new music and many tour and festival date announcement to come in 2023!