Tenille Arts started the week with news her current single, “Somebody Like That,” hit #27 Mediabase and #28 Billboard and ended the week winning the Rising Star award at last night’s 38th Annual Canadian Country Music Association Awards. A stunned Tenille was presented the trophy as she was about to introduce Lindsay Ell’s performance during a taped segment in Nashville.
“It is such an honor to take home the Rising Star Award,” said Tenille, who originally hails from Weyburn, Saskatchewan. “The CCMAs have been a part of my life and my career for many years now, and it feels incredible to be recognized in this way! I’m so grateful to all of the CCMA members who voted for me. It’s just the beginning, and I’m so excited!”
The 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD were filmed in two locations, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Ontario – home to the four-time CCMA Award-winning Boots and Hearts Music Festival – and in Nashville, TN and aired on Canada’s Global TV.
Tenille’s “Somebody Like That” single, which she wrote with Alex Kline and Allison Veltz, continues to make an impact in both the U.S. and Canada. The song spent three weeks atop the Radio Disney Country Chart and netted her Songwriter of the Year at May’s Saskatchewan Country Music Awards.
Hot on the heels of the CCMA Awards win, Tenille’s “Everybody Knows Everybody” single just hit the Top 30 in Canada and the official music video is being released today. Also written by Tenille, with Alex Kline and Allison Veltz, the upbeat song is included on her Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between album on 19th & Grand Records. The video can be viewed HERE.
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.” 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 unprecedented third appearance on The Bachelor preceded the release of her new album Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between in January of this year.
Tenille’s music has tallied over 73 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.”
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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