31 Days of Women: Tigirlily

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Editor’s Note: In celebration of Women’s History Month, You Sing I Write is highlighting female country artists and songwriters throughout March.

I’ve been lucky enough to volunteer with Tigirlily at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as part of Musicians On Call, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. As a musician guide to the duo, I witnessed the power of their sibling harmonies live as they sang to children and parents at the Nashville hospital.

Last month Monument Records announced Tigirlily’s record deal, one day after the duo released their new song, “Somebody Does.” Sisters Krista and Kendra Slaubaugh shared the news on their socials with a video of a FaceTime conversation with Monument GM Katie McCartney.

“We’ve been dreaming of this moment for so many years,” Tigirlily writes. “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but dreams DO come true.”

Tigerlily began touring through their home state of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota as teenagers before moving to Nashville in 2017. They wrote the uplifting “Somebody Does” with Zarni DeVette. The song is produced by GRAMMY winner Shane McAnally and Louis Newman.

“With the heaviness of the world, we wanted to write something that changed the course of someone’s day for the better,” Kendra said in a release about the song. “We all have days when we don’t feel good enough, and this song is a reminder that every single person on this earth matters deeply and is enough exactly how they are.”

Adds Krista: “As humans, we are all extremely different, but the one thing that connects us all is the desire to love & be loved by others. ‘Somebody Does’ was written to convey that every person is worthy of love beyond what they can even imagine. It’s a cry while you sing it at the top of your lungs kinda song.”

Tigirlily is expected to release new music in the coming months. An acoustic version of “Somebody Does” is below. To listen to the song on your preferred streaming platform, click here.