Reviver Records artist and Saskatchewan native Tenille Arts made her home country proud delivering a beautiful rendition of “O Canada” leading up to Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV last night at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Tenille’s performance was followed by Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett’s instrumental version of the U.S. national anthem, and both aired live on ABC in the U.S. and on Sportsnet in Canada. The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors and now lead the series 2-1.
“It was such an incredible moment to be able to sing the Canadian anthem then have Metallica follow it with their amazing version of the U.S. anthem,” said Tenille. “Meeting them, and this entire night, is something I will never forget!”
CityNews Toronto caught up with Tenille immediately after the game, and the interview can be viewed here.
Tenille is headed back to Nashville today and will began her day Friday with a 5:30 a.m. appearance on NewsChannel 5 This Morning. She performs on the Chevy Breakout Stage in Walk of Fame Park later that morning at 10:30 and is scheduled to sign autographs in the CMA Booth at Xfinity Fan Fair X in the Music City Center at noon.
At 2 p.m. Friday, fans with access to Xfinity Fan Fair X will see her perform on the Radio Disney Country Stage and have the opportunity to get an autograph from the rising star. The final chance for fans to meet Tenille during CMA Fest will come Sunday, June 9, when she signs autographs in the Stetson Booth in the Music City Center.
Fans attending every performance will have the opportunity to hear Tenille’s heart-tugging new Reviver Records single “Call You Names.” The video can be viewed here.
Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at age 13 and has been performing across the US and Canada ever since. She made her first appearance on The Bachelor in January 2018 singing her original song “Moment of Weakness.” The performance resulted in a record deal with powerhouse indie label Reviver Records. She made her second appearance on the show in January of this year performing “I Hate This.” The song hit #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian iTunes Country Charts and #9 U.S. iTunes all-genre following the episode.
Tenille has released an EP and a full-length album, and her music has tallied over 22 million streams. Noted music critic Tom Roland was so moved by her music that he has penned three full-page features in the Billboard Country Update. Music Row Magazine critic Robert K. Oermann called Tenille “Promising in the extreme.” Streaming giant Pandora named her one of their new artists to watch, and CMT included her in their “Ten Must-See Indies You Need to Know,” a video discovery program that spotlights rising independent artists and established artists from independent labels. Rolling Stone named Tenille one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” calling her “An edgy, Fearless-era Taylor Swift with crystalline vocals; ideal for hopeless romantics who are fire signs,” and PopCulture.com named her one of their “Country Artists to Watch in 2018.”
To learn more about Tenille Arts go to www.tenillearts.com