Tate McRae to headline hometown Cowboys Music Festival

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Pop star Tate McRae is set for a homecoming next year during the Calgary Stampede.

The Calgary-born artist will come home for a set during the Cowboys Music Festival on July 5, it was announced Friday morning.

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The announcement comes after a massive year for the young star, having recently released her album Think Later and being a musical guest on the legendary Saturday Night Live alongside Jason Momoa.

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One of the songs she performed during her set on SNL was Greedy, a piece that has helped her career jump to new heights. The song has garnered more than 426 million streams on Spotify, making it McRae’s biggest hit.

Her assured performance of the song on SNL showcased a confident performer who seemed comfortable in a sexy pop-star mould alongside some backup dancers. She certainly didn’t seem nervous, but admits she was.

“SNL was the biggest dream come true,” she previously told Postmedia. “I did not expect to even get that call at all any time soon. So it was like a big shock for me, I was sobbing. Even just being in that building that has so much history of the greatest artists of all time. I was like, ‘This is such an honour to even be here and have my name up on the wall right beside Jason Momoa. It was just like a big whirlwind.

“Mom and Dad were fan-girling so hard on so many of the actors. It was a really surreal process. I haven’t been so nervous for something in a very long time. It’s so live: you get one shot and the show is over.”

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In mid-November, Spotify named her Canada’s EQUAL Ambassador, a program designed to amplify “women creators around the world” and “combat gender disparity.”

In 2024, McRae is set to start a 53-date global tour in April that will take her to London, Amsterdam, Prague, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Sydney and Melbourne.

Pre-sale tickets for the homecoming show are on sale now and can be purchased through Cowboys Music Festival by using access code GREEDY4CBOYS.

— With files from Postmedia

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