Tenille Arts took some time off her radio tour last week to head home to Weyburn, Saskatchewan to spend time with family and perform at the Night Out for Cystic Fibrosis. Over $22,000 at the 10thannual event, and Tenille has been involved with the Night Out fundraising events for all 10. She recorded the hit song “Breathe” in 2015, with all proceeds raised through the single benefiting CF Canada.
I think when I came to the first event and I learned so much about Cystic Fibrosis I started thinking about own life and my siblings and how much something like that would affect our lives,” Tenille shared with DiscoverWeyburn.com. “Not only would it be horrible to have a sibling have this disease, for me, I probably wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing with my life right now if I had Cystic Fibrosis.”
Spending time on the family farm always includes a few chores and getting your hands dirty, and Tenille did just that planting 360 flowers for her grandmother. “When your grandma tells you to plant 360 flowers, you don’t question her sanity, you just plant the flowers!”
The last time Tenille was in her home province in May, she brought home five Saskatchewan Country Music Awards including Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Album or EP of the Year, Video of the Year and Single of the Year.
She is back in the US this week visiting radio stations throughout the Southwest before returning to Nashville for a special performance at the famous Wildhorse Saloon from 4:45-5:15 p.m. on Sunday, the final day of the CMA Music Festival.
Popular country website whiskeyriff.com labeled Tenille a “new country artist name you need to know immediately,” and PopCulture.com named her one of their “Country Artists to Watch in 2018.”