Tigirlily Gold Celebrates First Charting Song With ‘Shoot Tequila,’ Duo Shares Excitement From Grandparents’ Farm

The duo celebrate the milestone with their “day one supporters.”


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 27, 2023


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Tigirlily Gold; Photo via Instagram

Country music duo, Tigirlily Gold, reveals they were lucky enough to be surrounded by family when they learned that they’ve reached a new milestone in their career. 

The talented sisters shared that their single, “Shoot Tequila,” officially made its way onto the country radio charts at No. 50, sitting just under Carrie Underwood’s “Out Of That Truck.” The song first started getting attention when they posted a snippet to TikTok. Fans quickly fell in love with the upbeat tune and as a result, the video has racked up over 5.3 million views. Now, they’re seeing even more success on the airwaves.  

Taking to Instagram to commemorate the news, Tigirlily Gold explained that the timing worked out great because they get to celebrate their accomplishment with their “day one supporters” in one of their “favorite places ever.”

The adorable selfie with the sisters and their grandparents was paired with the caption, “Found out we have our FIRST charting song at country radio in one of our favorite places ever… our grandparents’ farm in Eastern Montana!!!! Thank you country radio for giving a couple of sisters from ND a chance. Pretty special to share this moment with our day one supporters! 🥹🫶🏻 Let’s go!!!!”

Co-written by Tigirlily Gold’s Krista and Kendra alongside Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin and David Mescon, the hard-hitting tune arrived at radio on March 13 and became the second-most-added song upon impact.

Their zealous melody takes a stand against toxic relationships, which they relate to a different kind of temptation that involves one too many drinks during a night out. 

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Together, they sing, “I shoot tequila / Didn’t wanna see you but I love the taste of you on my lips / ‘Cause after one or two I feel ya / Get me in the mood to move my shake-shake Shakira hips / I know I shouldn’t do it / But I don’t remember why / Such a bad influence but you’re lookin’ good tonight / I shoot tequila / You’re good at what you do, tequila.”

“Shoot Tequila” appears on their recently released debut EP, Blonde. The project, which arrived June 23, was born from their years of hard work, performing on Broadway for four-hour sets, three to four nights a week, and honing in on their songwriting craft in between. 

“To us, Blonde the EP is a Dolly Parton state of mind. It’s all about being bold and confident in who you are, empowering others and being able to poke fun at yourself when life just isn’t going your way,” the sisters shared in a press release. “These four songs are the start of a full-length record coming later on. Blonde hones in on what it means to be unapologetically yourself while remaining true to your roots. We are so excited for this new chapter of music together.”

Tigirlily Gold-Blonde EP
Tigirlily Gold-Blonde EP

Along with their hit single, the four-track collection includes the title track, “Blonde,” “Hometown Song,” and “Move On.”

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the newest song off the EP, Tigirlily Gold adds, “‘Move On’ is all about being forward and confident enough to make the first move on someone you like. We wrote this one with two of our favorites, Alex Kline and Scott Stepakoff and really dove into a new vibe lyrically and musically with this one! It’s the perfect, funky, flirty song to round off the EP!”

The duo most recently brought their authentic music to the stage to perform for the ACM Awards Red Carpet Show on May 11, followed by their Grand Ole Opry debut on May 13 and on the Maui Jim Reverb Stage at CMA Fest on June 9.

Next, they will continue with their run of shows throughout the summer with a slew of fest and festival appearances including Kix On Beale Summer Series, Red River Valley Fair, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 2023, and more. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.