Emerging singer, songwriter and performer Tenille Townes’ video for her single “Somebody’s Daughter” is nominated for Breakthrough Video Of The Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards. The awards ceremony will broadcast live on CMT from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT.
The video was filmed in Nashville by Grammy Award nominated director, P.R. Brown (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Lukas Graham) and produced by fellow nominee Steve Lamar (Carrie Underwood, Lukas Graham). Watch/share HERE. Of the video, Tenille comments, “It was so important to me to have this video shed a light on the beginning of everybody’s innocent story, as a kid at a lemonade stand. I think it makes us more compassionate to remember that and I’m grateful for the way this video came together!”
“Somebody’s Daughter” will appear on Townes’ debut Jay Joyce (Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Eric Church) produced album, which is expected later this year on Columbia Nashville and is currently Top 30 at country radio. Previously released tracks “White Horse” and “I Kept The Roses” premiered alongside an Amazon Original cover of Keith Urban’s smash-hit, “ Stupid Boy.” Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, “she brings that intensity to her recording of the song, letting her unmistakable voice conjure the emotion of a woman who was held back and mistreated by when she and the titular ‘boy’ were together. When Townes hisses out the title, it actually stings.”
Townes is currently on the road supporting Dierks Bentley as part of his extensive “Burning Man Tour.” She’ll join Miranda Lambert on her “Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour” later this year for select dates. See below for complete tour details.
Already receiving widespread attention, Townes has been named iHeartCountry’s “On The Verge” artist as well as Amazon Music’s “2019 Artists To Watch,” CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” iHeart Radio’s “Artists To Watch in 2019” and is included in The Bobby Bones Show’s “Class of 2019,” CMT’s “Listen Up” and the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage.”
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.