The 31st Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards were handed out virtually Saturday night, due to COVID-19 restrictions, and Tenille Arts was honored to have her name called for both Female Artist and Songwriter of the Year for the third year in a row. She shared the Songwriter award with Alex Kline and Allison Veltz for her “Somebody Like That” single, which cracked the Top 15 on the Canadian Country charts and the Top 50 on Mediabase and Top 20 on MusicRow. The two wins bring her total awards from the organization to nine over the last three years.
“This is really special to me, because songwriting is the heart of what we do as artists,” said Tenille from her Nashville home after being announced as the Songwriter of the Year winner. “For me, songwriting has always been the way I have shared my thoughts and my feelings; it’s like taking a look in my diary.”
After winning Female Artist toward the end of the show, Tenille raved about the talented females she was up against and honored she was to be in the same category with them.
“I hope next year we can all be together to celebrate the amazing music that is coming out of Saskatchewan,” she concluded.
Friday night, Tenille performed her hit “Call You Names” on the International Day of Families Feed The Children Benefit Special for COVID-19 Relief. The virtual concert included appearances by Toby Keith, Tony Bennett, Willie Geist, Kalie Shorr, Walker Hayes and others. The entire show can be viewed HERE. Massive Country music and lifestyle outlet Country Rebel, will post their third installment of “Tenille Tuesdays” with a special acoustic performance of her “Cold Feet” song on their popular Fireside Sessions on May 26, 2020.
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 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 2019 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. Her third appearance on The Bachelor preceded the release of her new album Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between in January of 2020.
Tenille’s music has tallied over 56 million lifetime 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 named her one of their “Country Artists to Watch in 2018.”
Tenille made her Grand Ole Opry debut on September 21, 2019 and performed at the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium on January 3, 2020. National television appearances include the TODAY Show, the Radio Disney Music Awards and singing the Canadian National Anthem at game 3 of the 2019 NBA finals and at the 2020 NBA All Star Game in February.
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