For just about two years, country fans have watched rising artist Tenille Townes grow and mature as a singer and a songwriter. She is as authentic as they come and her music is real, raw, emotional, and impactful. Her newest project, Road to the Lemonade Stand, out today, represents her artistry perfectly and shines a light on her one of a kind talent.
Townes expresses her desire to release this project to fans in such a way only she could explain. “I wanted to put out this EP to continue to tell the story of these songs,” she shares. “This EP is for everyone that has been on this road with me so far…the ones who have shared their stories at the shows and in messages and who have given these songs a home.”
The six-song EP features four of her previously released songs, including “White Horse, “Jersey on the Wall,” “I Kept the Roses,” and “Somebody’s Daughter.” Each of the tracks tells a different, but equally as an important story, while the production connects all six tracks together. In “White Horse,” Townes expresses that she found love in the most unexpected way and that it looked different than she ever imagined in the best possible way. On the other hand, “I Kept the Roses,” showcases her vulnerability through an uplifting breakup song. She sings about how experiences shape the person we are and there is always a light to be found.
Of course, “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” and “Somebody’s Daughter”, two of Townes’ most popular songs, continues her unique narrative, as she explores subjects that are often taboo in country music. The former is a therapeutic track, where the singer questions God and his motives, wondering why a high school athlete lost her life. The latter, arguably the most poignant track, is one of our favorites. “Somebody’s Daughter” speaks to the important societal issue of recognizing homelessness as an epidemic and reminding listeners that everyone’s’ lives are important.
The record is bookmarked by Townes’ extraordinary cover of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy” and a brand new track entitled “Holding Out for the One.” The new song is the outlier on the EP but shows a side of Townes that hopefully, fans will see more of on the full-length record. The upbeat jam is fierce, honest, and although different, unequivocally Tenille. She most certainly knows herself and will continue to hold out for that one of a kind type of love that we all deserve.
Road to the Lemonade Stand is just the beginning for Townes. Her piercing vocals and knack for songwriting are sure to take her far in this industry, as she continues to prove why we named her one of our 2019 Artists to Watch. Even so, the songstress credits her fans for allowing her to speak her truth sharing “You have shaped me and shaped the meaning of The Lemonade Stand. I’m so excited to walk on this Road to the Lemonade Stand with you.” Her full-length record The Lemonade Stand is due out this Spring, and it will definitely be on to look out for.
In support of the new projects, Townes will be hitting the road on her very first US headlining tour kicking off in April and coming to Rockwood Music Hall in NY on May 7th. Tickets and more info available here.
Road to the Lemonade Stand is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
Road to the Lemonade Stand Track List:
1. Holding Out for the One (Tenille Townes, Marc Beeson, Daniel Tashian)
2. White Horse (Tenille Townes, Jeremy Spillman, Daniel Tashian)
3. Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking) (Tenille Townes, Tine Parol, Gordie Sampson)
4. I Kept the Roses (Tenille Townes, Dustin Christensen, Chris Gelbuda)
5. Somebody’s Daughter (Tenille Townes, Luke Laird, Barry Dean)
6. Stupid Boy (Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant, Sarah Buxton)
NYCountry Swag Picks:
1. Holding Out for the One
2. Somebody’s Daughter
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