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March 6, 2023


WATCH: “The Thing That Wrecks You” official music video

Just ten days after debuting their riveting duet “The Thing That Wrecks You,” Tenille Townes and Bryan Adams deliver the official music video, available everywhere now. Watch it HERE.

“The Thing That Wrecks You” arrived Feb. 24 with Billboard noting it “winningly teams Townes’ tender-yet-sturdy vocal with… Adams’ whispery rasp” and Music Row applauding it as “an essential listening experience.” The coinciding music video was directed by Adams and features the two running hastily toward each other through a dimly lit tunnel, knowing they’re bound to collide.

On the opportunity to team up with Adams for the project, which was born from a chance encounter in a stairway, Townes shares: “From a Fed-Ex letter to travelling across a loading dock in a music video, this whole adventure has been insane! Bryan Adams directed ‘The Thing That Wrecks You’ music video and it was amazing working with him in this experience.”

Just shy of four minutes, the driving track produced by Townes and her band’s guitarist, Jaxon Hargrove, was recorded with her touring band joining her in-studio as well as with Adams adding his own guitar prowess to the song alongside his vocals.

The song offers a preview at new music from Townes, whose most recent project, Masquerades, was released in April 2022 via Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. The project was named Album of the Year at the 2022 CCMA Awards and is nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2023 JUNO Awards, where Townes will also perform.

Fans can catch her on the road this summer on her SIDE A + B TOUR, plus major festivals such as Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Faster Horses Festival, Watershed Festival and more.

SIDE A + B TOUR and more:
April 19         Newport, KY           The Southgate House Revival

April 20         Indianapolis, IN       Hi-Fi

April 21         Columbus, OH        A&R Music Bar

April 22         Evanston, IL           SPACE

April 23         Grand Rapids, MI    The Stache

April 27         Washington, DC      Union Stage

April 28         Winchester, VA       The Monument

April 29         Cleveland, OH        House of Blues Cleveland – Cambridge Room

April 30         Richmond, VA         Richmond Music Hall

July 8           Cavendish, PE        Cavendish Beach Music Festival *

July 14-16     Brooklyn, MI           Faster Horses Festival *

Aug. 4-6       Quincy, WA            Watershed Festival *

Oct. 5           Raleigh, NC            Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Oct. 6           Columbia, MD         Merriweather Post Pavilion

Oct. 7           Holmdel, NJ            PNC Bank Arts Center

Nov. 7          Winnipeg, MB         Canada Life Centre

Nov. 9          Saskatoon, SK        SaskTel Centre

Nov. 11         Calgary, AB            Scotiabank Saddledome

Nov. 12         Edmonton, AB         Rogers Place

Nov. 14         Vancouver, BC        Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

*Festival dates

About Tenille Townes
Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes released her latest project Masquerades April 22 via Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. A meditation on duality, self-reflection, and embracing flaws, Masquerades follows her acclaimed debut album The Lemonade Stand, which was named Country Album of the Year at the 50th JUNO Awards. Townes is a 15-time Canadian Country Music Award Winner (CCMA) and is the reigning CCMA Entertainer of the Year. The two-time ACM Award-winner is also the first female artist in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two No. 1 singles (Music Canada Gold-certified “Jersey on The Wall (I’m Just Asking),” Music Canada Platinum-certified and RIAA Gold-certified “Somebody’s Daughter”). Following standout support runs with Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, George Strait and Reba, Townes is headlining shows across the globe in Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany and the US. Her international touring efforts earned her a nomination for CMA’s international achievement award. A Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, Townes has been featured by NPR, Variety, Refinery29BillboardRolling Stone, NBC’s “TODAY,” BBC and more. Additionally, she has raised over $2.5 million for Big Hearts For Big Kids, a non-profit she started when she was 12 years old to benefit a youth shelter in her hometown, which has grown to support organizations such as Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven, and the Manna House.