2019 Artist to Watch Tenille Townes Receives Attention From Multiple Media Outlets

Emerging singer, songwriter and performer Tenille Townes is “poised for a breakthrough” (Refinery29). Selected as part of Amazon Music’s “2019 Artists To Watch,” The Bobby Bones Show’s “Class of 2019,” CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” CMT’s “Listen Up,” iHeart Radio’s “Artists To Watch in 2019” and the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage,” Townes is garnering widespread attention including recent praise at The Tennessean, Refinery29 and Sounds Like Nashville.

Additionally NPR Music featured Townes as part of their “Best Music of 2018” coverage, hailing her as, “one of the most promising arrivals in mainstream Nashville’s burgeoning singer-songwriter movement…Townes channels ardent empathy into her observational narratives, and her performances begin with fluttery intimacy, then flare with warmth and intensity,” while Rolling Stone named her “Living Room Worktapes” EP one of the “10 Best Country EPs of 2018” heralding, “Tenille Townes makes a strong case for being country’s most promising young songwriter with this devastating EP.”

2019 will see the release of Townes’ highly anticipated full-length debut album on Columbia Nashville. Produced by Jay Joyce, the album’s first single, “Somebody’s Daughter,” has already been the subject of widespread attention…CMT.com asserts, “[it] embodies elements of the astute storytelling that Bobbie Gentry mastered in her classic ‘Ode to Billie Joe,’” while Taste of Country proclaims, “her debut single is a life-changer.

In celebration of the debut, Townes will join Dierks Bentley on his extensive “Burning Man Tour.” The tour, which kicks off January 17th at Hamilton, ON’s FirstOntario Centre, features performances across Canada and the U.S., including stops at Vancouver’s Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Columbus’ Nationwide Arena among many others.

Additionally, as part of the official launch part for “Opry Next Stage,” Townes (along with Riley Green, Tegan Marie and Travis Denning) performed at Ole Red Nashville and, in March, she will perform select dates in Australia as part of the international “CMA: Introducing Nashville” series. (See below for complete tour details.)

Canadian-born and Nashville-based, Townes first made her public appearance at age nine alongside Shania Twain after being invited to sing on stage at a concert she attended with her parents. In addition to her work as a musician and songwriter, Townes remains committed to charitable causes including her own initiative, “Big Hearts For Big Kids”, which has raised over $1.5 million to date benefiting a youth shelter in her hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

More information can be found at bigheartsforbigkids.com.


January 17—Hamilton, ON—FirstOntario Centre*
January 18—Ottawa, ON—Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Centre*
January 19—Oshawa, ON—Tribute Communities Centre*
January 22—Winnipeg, MB—Bell MTS Place*
January 23—Saskatoon, SK—SaskTel Centre*
January 24—Edmonton, AB—Rogers Place*
January 26—Calgary, AB—Scotiabank Saddledome*
January 28—Kelowna, BC—Prospera Place*
January 29—Vancouver, BC—Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
January 31—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena*
February 1—Tacoma, WA—Tacoma Dome*
February 2—Eugene, OR—Matthew Knight Arena*
February 14—Ontario, CA—Citizens Business Bank Arena*
February 15—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center*
February 16—Reno, NV—Reno Events Center*
February 21—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena*
February 22—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena*
February 23—Columbia, MO—Mizzou Arena*
February 28—Sioux Falls, SD—Denny Sanford PREMIER Center*
March 1—Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena*
March 2—Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center Omaha*
March 7—Moline, IL—TaxSlayer Center*
March 8—Duluth, MN—AMSOIL Arena*
March 9—Grand Forks, ND—Alerus Center*
March 18—Lismore, AUS—Town Hall†
March 19—Brisbane, AUS—Old Museum†
March 21—Sydney, AUS—The Factory Theatre†
March 23—Melbourne, AUS—Athenaeum†
March 28—Toledo, OH—Huntington Center*
March 29—Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena*
March 30—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena*

*as part of Dierks Bentley’s “Burning Man Tour”
†as part of “CMA: Introducing Nashville Tour”

For more information on Tenille Townes, visit her website at www.tenilletownes.com.


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