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Tenille Townes Asks God Some Important Questions in “Jersey on the Wall”

Tenille Townes Jersey On the Wall

Canadian singer-songwriter and one of our 2019 Artists to Watch and Swag Spotlight alumni, Tenille Townes gets deep in her song “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)”.  Townes paints the picture of a high school gym where a number 27 jersey hangs up on the wall for an unfortunate reason. It’s there not because the star athlete took the Tigers to the finals that year but because she didn’t survive a car accident. During the chorus, she rattles off all the questions she has for God when she makes it to heaven including “Why can’t you stop a car from crashing?”

“How does the sky change in a minute? / How do you keep this big rock spinning? / If you got your hands on everything that happens / Then why couldn’t You stop that car from crashing? / Forgive me, I’m just asking”

During our interview, Townes talks about the writing process for “Jersey on the Wall” saying: “There was something really special in that room that day. I feel like creativity, in general, is a very spiritual experience for me and that day was beautiful evidence of that. I had just been to a town in New Brunswick that had been through a really horrible accident that 5 of the kids in their high school, one of which had passed away, I kept in touch with them and flew there again and sat in the back of the gym for the High School graduation and saw Danielle’s Jersey hanging up on the wall and I said wow do I have questions for God.”

Townes has been including this tear-jerking track on her setlists for Dierks Bentley’s Burning Man Tour. We saw two stunning performances of it at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 26th and at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, NY on August 2nd.

To keep up with Tenille Townes be sure to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Jersey on the Wall – I’m Just Asking” 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.

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Dierks Bentley and Friends Entertain Long Island Fans

With tailgate season in full swing, a crowd of country fans headed to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater to watch headliner Dierks Bentley bring his ‘Burning Man Tour’ to the beach. For exclusive videos from the show, click here to head to our Instagram Story Highlights.

Photo by Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

Before Hot Country Knights took to the stage, performing a parody of 90s country songs, VIP ticket holders were lucky enough to witness an acoustic set by Bentley himself in the VIP tent. The singer, supported by his band, sang bluegrass versions of some of his biggest songs, including “Woman, Amen”, “I Hold On,” and “Burning Man.” NYCountry Swag followers had the opportunity to win VIP access to the special performance on our Instagram giveaway contest. Congratulations to our winner, Catrina Cotrone!

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The first true opener of the night was one of our Swag Spotlight alums, Tenille Townes. With her sassy attitude and killer vocals, the songstress spotlighted her fresh sound and honest lyrics on the big stage, proving why she’s one of our 2019 Artist to Watch. Kicking it off with her poignant love song, “White Horse” followed by “Where You Are,” Townes continued to win over new fans throughout her performance. She went on to sing “Jersey On the Wall,” which she added “This is one that’s very close to my heart,” and “Come As You Are,” but it was the end of her set that was her sweet spot. The singer-songwriter covered U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” as the audience sang along to each and every word. Townes ended her incredible set with her debut single, “Somebody’s Daughter.” For more about Townes and her undeniable talent click here.

Photo by Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

Country crooner, Jon Pardi took the stage next, as fans came in droves, packing out the venue. Pardi brought the energy throughout his hour-long set, opening with his song, “What I Can’t Put Down,” followed by “My Next Broken Heart,” a Brooks and Dunn classic, which he lent his voice to on the record REBOOT. He continued the momentum, singing songs like “Lucky Tonight,” “Ain’t Always The Cowboy,” “Me and Jack”, and “Heartache Medication.” The latter are both said to be songs off Pardi’s forthcoming studio album.

Photo by Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

Fans went crazy throughout his whole set, but the crowd was extra loud when Pardi sang his most popular songs, “Heartache on the Dance Floor,” “Head Over Boots,” and “Dirt on My Boots.” The singer even admitted in his set that “The more [he] gets out of Nashville, the more hardcore country fans there are.” Pardi succeeded in bringing true blue country music to New York, and fans loved every minute of it.

Photo by Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

Shortly after, the man of the night, Dierks Bentley took the stage. Bentley left it all out on stage, singing his most vulnerable songs, his party songs, and everything in between, all while remaining humble and endearing the whole time. His set began with “Burning Man,” and “Up on the Ridge” featuring images of mountains in the background, which added to the ambiance. The backdrop quickly changed, during Bentley’s epic performance of “Somewhere on a Beach,” which he added fit the venue perfectly. The recording artist continued to sing fan-favorite song including the romantic ode to women, “Woman, Amen,” the endearing, “Black,” and of course, “I Hold On.”

The entertainer shifted gears soon thereafter, singing his party anthem, “5-1-5-0” and of course, his newest single, “Living.” Check out an exclusive clip from the performance on our Instagram in the video above. Bentley also brought Pardi back out to sing one of Bentley’s favorite songs by Pardi called, “Missin’ You Crazy.” The pair really played off each other’s energy and it was evident by the vibes in the room that fans approved of the duet.

Townes also came back on stage to sing a mesmerizing rendition of “Different For Girls” with Bentley. The headliner sang his praises for Townes, adding that she’s “paving the way,” for women and comparing her talent to likes of Patty Loveless and Martina McBride. While on stage, Townes proved that she knows her 90s country, singing some of both “Strawberry Wine” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.”

Photo by Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

Although we loved the duets, one of our favorite moments of the night was when Bentley sang his beautiful song “Riser.” Before performing the song, he shared his appreciation for law enforcement, firefighters, volunteers, the military, and those who serve us every day. Bentley added “I like to think these songs are for people that are no longer here, what they would say now. I feel like, they would say, don’t just go through life being a survivor, go through life being a riser, make the most of every day.” His statement and performance of “Riser” surely brought chills to each and every fan there.

Soon thereafter, Bentley kicked off the acoustic part of his set, as he made his way to the B-stage to sing some of his more vulnerable songs. Of course, in typical Bentley fashion, he made sure to shotgun a beer with a fan on stage first. The singer-songwriter went on to sing, “Come a Little Closer” and “Say You Do.”

Photo by Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

Keeping fans entertained, Bentley made his way back to the main stage, singing an electrifying version of his song “What Was I Thinkin’” and brought DJ AyDamn on stage to sing “Sideways.” Of course, Bentley came back to the stage after the song to sing two songs for his encore. In true Bentley fashion, he came back to the stage dressed in a full-pilot getup to sing “Drunk on a Plane.” The superstar ended his set with “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go),” the perfect song to end the exhilarating night of music on a high note.

Dierks Bentley with NYCountry Swag Founder, Stephanie Wagner

For exclusive videos from the show, click here to head to our Instagram Story Highlights. Looking for the perfect captions for your pictures from the show? Check out our list of 10 best Dierks Bentley Lyrics to use for your Instagram captions.

Bentley, Pardi, and Townes will continue playing ‘Burning Man Tour’ shows through the rest of the summer.

To keep up with Dierks Bentley and the tour, visit dierks.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Dierks Bentley Brings His “Burning Man Tour” to PNC Bank Arts Center in NJ

According to Dierks Bentley himself, “Jersey never disappoints and always brings the energy.” That is an extremely accurate statement to describe his stop of the Burning Man Tour at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Joined by Tenille Townes, Jon Pardi, and even Hot Country Knights, Bentley’s alter-ego’s 90’s country band, the show was definitely a night to remember.

Burning Man Tour

Hot Country Knights set was up first. Once on stage, the band was met with some skepticism from the audience, that was until they figured out who the lead singer truly was. Although average concert-goers may have missed it, the singer with the animal print muscle tee, high waisted bootleg jeans and mullet was none other than Dierks Bentley himself. This set was really a sight to see, as Bentley’s band joined him by dressing up in 90’s outfits and wigs and playing music that sounded like it came straight from that decade. The 20-minute set ended too quickly, as the audience, and even members of the band erupted into laughter and applause.

Tenille Townes Burning Man Tour

Next up was the first true opener, country singer-songwriter Tenille Townes. Opening with “White Horse,” The 25-year-old Canadian native shocked the audience with her power vocals and poignant lyrics. As her set went on, it was clear that the audience was getting more and more into her music. With each song, more people stood to their feet and swayed along. After performing “Jersey on the Wall,” Townes told the audience that this was her first time playing at PNC, and it definitely lived up to the hype. She went on to cover, U2’s, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and ended her set with her debut single, “Somebody’s Daughter.” For more about Townes and her incredible talent click here.

Jon Pardi Burning Man Tour

Jon Pardi was next to take the stage– and he for sure brought the party. Opening with “What I Can’t Put Down,” followed by a Brooks & Dunn cover of, “My Next Broken Heart,” which was featured on their album REBOOT fans knew they were in for a treat. He continued by playing a few songs off of his 2016 album, California Sunrise. Eventually, he got to “Heartache Medication,” his current single off of his new album which is due September 27th. Being that he was playing to a Jersey crowd, Pardi would’ve been remiss not to honor a song to a New Jersey icon. So that’s exactly what he did by playing Bon Jovi’s, “Wanted Dead or Alive,” which was sung word for word by the audience. Pardi ended his high energy set by playing three of his classics– “Heartache on the Dance Floor,” “Head Over Boots,” and “Dirt On My Boots.”

Dierks Bentley Burning Man Tour

After two, well, technically three amazing openers, it was finally time for Bentley to take the stage. Starting with “Burning Man,” Bentley captivated the audience with his simple stage set up and powerful presence. After performing his hit song, “Somewhere on a Beach,” Bentley paid homage to the Jersey Shore and even did a call-response with the audience to see where they were from– the choices being north, south, or central Jersey– central being met with the loudest response. Bentley followed with “Black,” and “I Hold On,” two slow and deeply meaningful songs. Those were then contrasted by the upbeat songs “5-1-5-0” and “Living,” Bentley’s current single. It was refreshing to see those two sides of Bentley, both the serious and lightheartedness of his personality was really able to shine through.

About halfway through the set, Bentley brought Jon Pardi back out onto the stage to perform, “Missin’ You Crazy,” Bentley’s favorite song by Pardi. This was followed by Tenille Townes coming back on stage to teach Bentley a little something about female country singers. She sang a tidbit of “Strawberry Wine,” belted out some of “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” and eventually joined Bentley in singing his massive hit, “Different for Girls.” Next, while singing “Am I The Only One,” Bentley made his way through the amphitheater and crowd to tiny B-stage near the back of the venue.

Dierks Bentley

Once on the B-stage, Bentley pulled a fan onto the stage, swiftly shotgunned a beer, and began a quick acoustic set which consisted of “Come a Little Closer” and “Say You Do,” before returning back to the main stage to finish out the show. Although nearing the end, the crowd was still as rowdy as ever while singing along to “What was I Thinkin’” and “Sideways.” These were the last two songs before the encore, as Bentley thanked the crowd for another amazing and unforgettable show. Walking out to do the encore in a full-on pilot getup, the audience already knew what was coming, as “Drunk on a Plane” was sung in unison by the whole crowd. Bentley played “Free and Easy” to end what was an exhilarating night at PNC.

Dierks Bentley’s Burning Man Tour will be around all summer so make sure not to miss it. The tour will also be stopping at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on August 2nd, so get your tickets now!

To keep up with Dierks Bentley and his Burning Man Tour make sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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7 Reasons Not To Miss Tenille Townes’ Opening Slot On Dierks Bentley’s Tour

Written by Erica Zisman and Brianna Vacca

Tenille Townes

Columbia Nashville recording artist, Tenille Townes is proving her staying power this year, through her unique and inspiring music. As we eagerly await her debut record, Townes has released songs that show her diversity and range as an artist, including, “I Kept The Roses,” “Somebody’s’ Daughter,” and “White Horse.” Currently, she is on tour with superstar Dierks Bentley as part of his 2019 Burning Man Tour.

Here at NY Country Swag, we know how talented the songstress is, which is why we featured her in a Swag Spotlight session last May. However, for those of you on the fence that need some convincing to head into the venue early, we’ve compiled a list of five reasons not to miss her set when the tour comes our area twice, first at PNC Bank Arts Center this Friday, July 26th and second to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on August 2nd.

1. She’s Already A Pro.
Townes has toured with some elite country artists, such as Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town during the Bandwagon Tour last summer. Additionally, the singer-songwriter has sung duets with both Dierks Bentley and Donovan Woods, proving that she can hold her own with the best of them.

2. To Support Female Country Artists.
One of the reasons you need to get there early to see Townes’ sure to be incredible set is to support female country artists. Oftentimes tours tend to be a boy’s club, so it’s important for fans to show their admiration and excitement for a female opening act. This may help to open the door for more talented female country artists to get opening and headlining slots on a nation-wide tour, such as this one.

3. She’s A Rising Female Powerhouse

“Somebody’s Daughter” singer has accomplished a lot in her short run. Spending nearly a decade commuting between Alberta and Nashville, the up-and-comer was nominated at just 17 for a Canadian Country Music Award for Female Artist of the Year. A few years later she is a 2019 CMT’s Next Women of Country class member, Bobby Bones Show’s Class of 2019 member, iHeartCountry’s ‘On The Verge’ artist and Grand Ole Opry alumni.

4. To Hear New Music.
With her debut album in the works, there is a good chance concertgoers may get a sneak peek at some new, unreleased music by Townes. It’s always special to be amongst a select group of fans, who get to hear new songs before they’re recorded and released. Not to mention, you’ll be able to snag that coveted front row spot in the pit, as you jam out to her entertaining set.

5. She Gives Back.
Although Townes is a special talent in country music, she is also an especially good human. The singer-songwriter prides herself on her philanthropy and participation with charities and agencies that believe in doing good. She partners with the organization ‘BigHearts for Big Kid’s which aims to change the lives of the youth in impoverished communities. More recently, Townes partnered with Girl Scouts of America, where she even recorded a new version of her song “Somebody’s Daughter” with a troop from Tennessee. Hear the collaboration below.

6. Her Songs Will Make You Feel.
Townes has the unique ability to make you feel so many different emotions through her music with just a simple guitar, a beautiful voice, and captivating lyrics. In the hard-hitting “Jersey on the Wall,” the Alberta native confronts God and presents him with pithy questions. The most hauntingly potent, “If you got your hands on everything that happens, then why couldn’t you stop that car from crashing?” tears your world apart when liberated from Nashville’s newest voice. While “Somebody’s Daughter” humanizes homelessness and adds a name and story to a girl who doesn’t usually get that recognition, in “White Horse” she sings about the power of positive self-worth.  Townes will make you root for her, sing along, and feel heard and understood, all because of her music.

7. You May Even Catch Her Getting Pranked

Dierks Bentley is notorious for construing ‘beginning of the tour’ pranks and Townes heard through the grapevine about this little festivity. She braced herself for an initiation antic, but it never happened. Country music tours are sworn in at this point to continue the trend. Who knows, Bentley might throw a curveball in his ritual at the NJ/NY shows.

Make sure you get their early to see Townes’ sure to be killer set! If you don’t have your tickets yet grab them here for PNC Bank Arts Center this Friday, July 26th and for Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on August 2nd.

To keep up with Tenille Townes follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and check out her full catalog below.

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Tenille Townes Makes TODAY Show Debut & Performs “Somebody’s Daughter”

This morning one of our Swag Spotlights, Tenille Townes made her Today Show debut by performing her single “Somebody’s Daughter” during the 3rd hour of the show. Before her beautiful performance, Townes talked to cohosts Al Roker and Dylan Dreyer about her recent collaboration with The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennesee, Troop 6000. “It was an honor to have these girls sing on this song, their voices were one of the most beautiful sounds coming through those headphones,” she explained. “These girls live without permanent housing, and to have them get to come and earn their musician badge, and watch their courage was so inspiring to me, it was an incredible day.”

They also reminisced on when Townes was 9-year-old and Shania Twain a fellow Canadian brought her up on stage to sing. She then went on to perform the song about a homeless woman she sees standing on a street corner. The track is a powerful message and the upbeat tempo keeps you engaged. Townes’ passionate performance definitely garnered her many new fans that were watching from home.  Watch their conversation and her performance below from The Artist’s Lounge.

For more on Tenille Townes and other rising female artists we are loving, check out our piece about 6 Rising Female Artists Who Are Making Country Radio Pay Attention. 

And for the new collaboration featuring The Girl Scouts of Middle TN, Troop 6000, watch the lyric video below.

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6 Rising Female Artists Who Will Make Radio Pay Attention

One of the things we’re most excited about is the influx of ridiculously talented female singer-songwriters that are unapologetically bringing unique artistry to the country music world. In an era that’s dominated by male recording artists, these six female rising artists are breaking the mold and making a name for themselves in music.

 

1. Kassi Ashton
Kassi Ashton is one of NYCountry Swag 2019 Artists to Watch and is one of UMG Nashville’s most promising new artists. Armed with a soulful voice, unique vocals, and a fearless personality, Ashton is everything country music didn’t know they needed. She stays true to herself and doesn’t sugarcoat anything, which is why we love her! Listen to her songs “Field Party” and “Violins” to truly understand her talent. P.S most of the outfits you see her wearing, she designed and created her self, just another tidbit that makes her the coolest. Keep up with Ashton via her Instagram and Twitter.

2. Tenille Townes
Another artist we just can’t get enough of is Tenille Townes. Between her raw vocals and impressive songwriting, Townes is the full package. She shines on emotional songs like “Somebody’s Daughter” and “I Kept the Roses.” Check her out on tour this summer with Dierks Bentley! We are proud that she is not only one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, but also a Swag Spotlight alum. Read our Swag Spotlight with Townes and follow her on Instagram and Twitter to learn more.

3. Ingrid Andress
We can’t say enough good things about the next artist on our list, Ingrid Andress. After being introduced to her music at an exclusive Warner Music Nashville showcase, back in February, we haven’t stopped singing her praises. Andress is the definition of innovative, and truly embodies the new wave of female country artists that are emerging. Her vocal range and clever wordplay are evident in her songs “Lady Like,” “More Hearts Than Mine,” and “Both”. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

4. Abby Anderson
Singer-songwriter, Abby Anderson is one to look out for. She already played her first headlining show in New York City last year and is gearing up to take the stage again, opening up for Rob Thomas at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on July 29th & 30th. We love her sassy new song “GOOD LORD” and can’t wait for more new music. Not to mention, her debut EP I’m Good was a great introduction to her unique artistry. Read our Swag Spotlight with her here, and keep up with her via Instagram and Twitter.

5. Lauren Jenkins
Lauren Jenkins is equally as stunning, as she is talented, and we knew she had to make our list. Jenkins is an artist we are so excited about. She is full of authenticity, raw talent and emotion, and she can literally sing anything. After witnessing her skills live during our Swag Session, and again in her opening spot on tour with The Wild Feathers, we can confidently say she’s a must listen to! Check out her songs “Running Out of Road” and “No Saint” off her debut studio album No Saint. Make sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter too!

6. Caylee Hammack
Finally, Caylee Hammack rounds out our list of impressive female rising country artists. She’s another artist who embodies uniqueness. She doesn’t abide by the “rules” and gifts us all with music that is authentic to who she is as a person. We are loving her style, personality, and of course her vocals! The fiery redhead is killing it, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come for her in the future. Make sure to give her debut single, “Family Tree” a listen to. Keep up with Hammack on Instagram and Twitter.

That wraps up our list of six of the most fearless and talented female artists in the country music industry right now!

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Donovan Woods & Tenille Townes Collaborate on “I Ain’t Ever Loved No One”

Today, the talented Canadian singer-songwriters Donovan Woods and one of our 2019 Artists to Watch,  Tenille Townes released the animated acoustic video for their collaboration “I Ain’t Ever Loved No One.”

“I Ain’t Ever Loved No One” is off of Woods’ most recent album The Other Way and which was produced by Todd Lombardo who has notably worked with Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Niall Horan. Rolling Stone praised Woods saying, “He’s got a knack for slice-of-life storytelling that blends heartache and hooks.” Together with Townes, their voices tell a remarkable story of feeling a love they’ve never felt before.

In the video, a brown backdrop sets the stage for pink flower petals that fall gently onto a hand and sets the tone for the ballad that undoubtedly hits your heart. The fallen rose petals landing on a hand and blooming into another flower is a beautiful metaphor of a love that evolves and prospers. Their raw, crisp voices blend together flawlessly for the chorus as they sing deep, honest lyrics, “And you set the bar for this stubborn heart /And when you met my family, everybody knew that you had me wrapped/I ain’t ever loved no one like that /And when I said I loved ya, I didn’t care if you said it back/I ain’t ever loved no one like that.” As the song nears the end, a silhouette of a man and a woman come together with flower petals continuing to fall as Woods and Townes sing “And maybe I’ll love again, then again, maybe I won’t / Maybe you feel the same, maybe you don’t / How would I know?”  Their incredible voices on this duet will make every hopeless romantic’s heart melt.

Woods will be joining Ruston Kelly on his Brightly Burst tour this fall and is making a stop here in New York City on October 24th at The Bowery Ballroom. Townes will be performing at CMA Fest next week at the Chevy Breakout Stage, and is continuing her summer run on Dierks Bentley’s “Burning Man Tour.”

“I Ain’t Ever Loved No One” 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.

 

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Tenille Townes’ Stunning Amazon Original Cover of “Stupid Boy”

Tenille Townes Stupid Boy

Amazon Music has been releasing versions of artists hit songs of the past by the upcoming artists of today. This includes Mitchell Tenpenny updated twist on “Just To See You Smile”, Walker Hayes’ “Chattahoochee”, Brandon Lay on “Walkaway Joe”, and now one of our favorite rising ladies, Tenille Townes.

Townes just released her version of Keith Urban’s hit single “Stupid Boy” from 2006 with her own style. Her raw and unshakeable voice hits home during those powerful verses and a strong chorus.
“I love this song so much. Keith Urban, his music and his live show have been so inspiring to me,” she shares in a recent press release. “I’ve always been such a big fan of his, and this song stuck with me from the first time I heard his version.”

Townes’ fans were not the only ones who loved the new song. Urban, rejoiced over her unique version of the track. “THANK YOU!!!!!! I LOOOOVE THIS VERSION!!! Kudos to you,” he wrote on Twitter. Being able to sing an Urban song is no easy task, especially with his intense vocals, but Townes has made it her own. She is one of many new artists on the rise and she’s setting the bar high. Between being apart of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2019, opening for Dierks Bentley’s Burning Man Tour, and soon to be a part of Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour, Townes is proving to be quite the talent. It was announced yesterday that she was also nominated for a CMT Music Video Award for Breakout Video of the Year for “Somebody’s Daughter”.

To keep up with Tenille Townes follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Tenille Townes Channels Classic Country Songs on “I Kept The Roses”

Tenille Townes I Kept The Roses

Canadian-born and talented newcomer Tenille Townes released “I Kept the Roses” this week and continues to showcase her incredibly heart wrenching and empathetic songwriting ability. “I Kept the Roses”, written by Townes with Chris Gelbuda and Dustin Christensen has a vintage feel to it, telling the story of a relationship gone wrong, and the promising strength to find your way through losing the one you love.

“I Kept the Roses” exhibits a classic, subtle vibe conveying the message that no matter what we go through in life, and no matter how it shapes us, we can still find a way to be happy and be at peace with where we are. Townes optimistically sings in the chorus, “I kept the roses, right by my bed, and they sure make me lonely, but I’m smilin’ instead, cause you weren’t the one babe, but you were the closest, I let the rest of us go, but I kept the roses.”

Post break up lyrics include getting rid of many of the material things, but Townes explains the roses signify the meaning behind the breakup. She continues with lyrics, “I guess they remind me of how love can feel, sometimes it don’t work, doesn’t mean it ain’t real, we had something different, we had something great, oh but some things they just wilt away.”

In her own traditional optimistic take on a broken relationship, “I Kept the Roses” follows former releases “White Horse” and the bold “Somebody’s Daughter.” Townes has grown her fan base from Canada all the way down to the United States and beyond. Nashville’s newest voice has everyone anticipating her debut album that is set to be released in 2019. Townes is currently on the Burning Man Tour with Dierks Bentley and will be joining Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour later this year.

To keep up with Tenille Townes follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“I Kept the Roses” 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.

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Tenille Townes Releases Her Twist on a Love Song Titled “White Horse”

Tenille Townes White Horse

One of our 2019 Artists to Watch, Tenille Townes has released her second single today and “White Horse” is not only relatable but shows a different side to the “Somebody’s Daughter” singer-songwriter.  The track, penned by Townes along with Jeremy Spillman and Daniel Tashian is a twist on love songs and managing expectations that we are taught as a child. Although it may not turn out as the fairytales do, the song is uplifting and the female is thankful that she is not looked at as a prize, rather a mystery, proving her self worth.

“I’d been waiting on a white horse, to take me away on a sunset ride /  But you showed up on a dark horse / At the Cinderella midnight—just in time  / Maybe, not the way I was dreaming of  / But you rode in and won my love  / And now I’m finally on the right course / Who needs a white horse?”

“White Horse” is a song about how love can look a little bit differently than we might expect it to. I think we grow up in our society completely surrounded by that fairy tale idea of what love should be, but maybe love is even bigger than that,” Townes says of the song. “I think it’s important to be open hearted and to push the boundaries of what society might build up in our expectations. I love that this song stands strongly in the idea that love isn’t always about the ivory towers and the roses.”

Townes is currently traveling the country as support on Dierks Bentley’s ‘Burning Man Tour’ which most recently made its stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and will head to the New York City area on August 2nd, at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheater. Tickets and more information about Tenille Townes available at https://tenilletownes.com/

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