Millions of viewers caught Tenille Arts performing her debut Reviver Records single, “I Hate This,” on ABC’s top-rated The Bachelor last night. Before the sun rose this morning, the song had hit #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian iTunes Country Charts and #9 U.S. iTunes all-genre. The appearance also propelled her 2017 Rebel Child album to re-enter the iTunes Country Albums chart at #5. Music discovery site Shazam set up a custom experience, where fans who Shazamed Tenille’s performance on the show were treated to a host of exclusive content including an acoustic version of “I Hate This.”
The Bachelor appearance comes one week after “I Hate This,” which Tenille co-wrote with Adam Wheeler, hit the #1 spot on the Radio Disney Country Top 50 chart. The accompanying music video also surpassed 200,000 views on her YouTube page last week and has reached as high as #4 on iTunes.
“Last night’s performance on The Bachelor was a dream come true for me, and it continued into the morning when I woke up and saw ‘I Hate This’ sitting at #1 on iTunes,” said Tenille, who performed a rousing set at a viewing party packed with friends, family and industry last night. “I’m so excited that people are discovering and listening to my music and really appreciate the opportunities I’ve had with the show.”
Tenille’s scene for the show’s 23rd season was taped during a special concert at the Los Angeles Theatre. Cameras captured bachelor Colton Underwood on a date with Elyse Dehlbom in the ornate lobby of the theater. After giving her a coveted rose, Underwood surprised Dehlbom by walking her into the music hall packed with fans as Tenille and her band performed. The emotionally charged show marked Tenille’s second appearance on The Bachelor. She sang her original song, “Moment of Weakness,” on an episode one year ago, which led to her signing with Reviver Records.
Following an exciting – and late – night, Tenille was up early this morning for an extensive satellite radio tour promoting “I Hate This.” Interview after interview with Country radio stations across the U.S. asked about the show, the performance, the experience and what’s next. Tenille continues visiting Country stations in support of her single next week before heading to Canada to open dates for Neal McCoy. She is scheduled for a special performance during New York Fashion Week and will be dressed by a designer to be disclosed at a later date.
ABOUT TENILLE ARTS Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at the age of 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.
Tenille has released an EP and a full-length album, and her music has tallied over seven million streams. Noted music critic Tom Roland was so moved by her music that he has penned two 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.”
She wrapped up 2018 opening for Dean Brody’s sold-out Dirt Road Stories Tour all across Canada.
To learn more about Tenille Arts go to www.tenillearts.com