HAZEN, N.D. — A country music duo that hails from North Dakota, and had the No. 1 song on iTunes across all genres earlier this week, had another big moment on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The Hazen natives, sisters Krista and Kendra Slaubaugh who call their duo Tigirlily, said in a Facebook post that they had been offered a major record deal.
Late Thursday night, Kendra said in a phone interview that the offer came from Monument Records, a division of Sony based in Nasvhville, where the sisters are now living.
She said hopefully in a few weeks they will be able to say that they signed the deal.
"We’ve been dreaming of this moment for so many years. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way, we couldn’t have done this without you. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but dreams DO come true," they wrote in the Facebook post.
The sisters celebrated the release of their new single, "Somebody Does," on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and posted to social media Wednesday morning announcing that they woke up with the No. 1 iTunes song in America for all genres.
We woke up to having the #1 song in the country in ALL GENRES... 🤯 PLEASE DON’T PINCH US!!!!! This is one of our wildest dreams come true, so we want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. 🥺💗 #SomebodyDoes is out everywhere now!https://t.co/mB4dE8SKZ6 pic.twitter.com/pDIFx354dp— Tigirlily (@tigirlily) February 24, 2021
Tigirlily has performed and released music since 2013, when the sisters were teenagers, and has built up a following over the years through releasing songs and playing concerts around the country. They relocated to Nashville in 2017, and they now have more than 450,000 followers on TikTok.
Even after moving to Tennessee, the sisters have stayed connected to North Dakota. They held a virtual concert in April 2020 to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank during the coronavirus pandemic and took part in a virtual ceremony in May that honored North Dakota high school seniors.
"The people of North Dakota have been so incredibly supportive," Kendra said. "We really appreciate it and are so humbled."
The sisters kept busy during the pandemic with virtual events, but they've also been able to perform regularly in Nashville, where Kendra says Tigirlily plays a gig each Saturday from 2:30-6:30 p.m.