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February 14, 2019


Emerging singer, songwriter and performer Tenille Townes is iHeartCountry’s next “On The Verge” artist. The program includes on-air exposure, which has already led to a lift for Townes’ debut single “Somebody’s Daughter,” as well as significant digital and social support across iHeartMedia’s network of country radio stations and websites. The program has proven instrumental in the development of such successful and highly credible artists such as Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Mitchell Tenpenny and Cam. In celebration of this honor, Townes will perform on the iHeartCountry Festival stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX on May 4. 

This recognition adds to what is already proving a breakthrough year for Townes, whose single, “Somebody’s Daughter,” recently debuted #1 on both Mediabase and Nielsen BDS Country Airplay charts in Canada. This makes Townes the first Canadian country artist to have their debut single go to #1 in the Mediabase Canada era. She’s also only the second Canadian artist to top the Nielsen BDS Country Airplay chart with their first charted song and the first since Carolyn Dawn Johnson’s “Georgia” in 2000. 

Townes was also recently selected as one of Amazon Music’s “2019 Artists To Watch,” CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” iHeart Radio’s “Artists To Watch in 2019” as well as being included in The Bobby Bones Show’s “Class of 2019,” CMT’s “Listen Up” and the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage.” Townes continues to garner widespread attention including recent praise at The TennesseanRefinery29Wide Open Country and Sounds Like Nashville

Moreover, 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,” whileRolling 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, “Somebody’s Daughter” has already been the subject of widespread attention— 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 is currently touring with Dierks Bentley on his extensive “Burning Man Tour.” The tour, which kicked off January 17 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, she will perform select dates this March 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
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 15— Brisbane, AUS —CMC Rocks Festival
March 17— Brisbane, AUS —CMC Rocks Festival
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*
April 12—Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Tortuga Music Festival
May 30—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center*
May 31—Indianapolis, IN—Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
June 1—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
June 14—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
June 30—Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview*
July 11—Raleigh, NC—Costal Credit Union Music Park*
July 12—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre*
July 13—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live*
July 19—West Palm Beach, FL—Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
July 20—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 25—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center*
July 26—Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center*
July 27—Burgettstown, PA—KeyBank Pavilion*
August 1—Darien Center, NY—Darien Lake Amphitheatre*
August 2—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
August 3—Scranton, PA—The Pavilion at Montage Mountain*
August 8—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion*
August 10—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion*
August 15—Hartford, CT—XFINITY Theatre*
August 16—Boston, MA—Xfinity Center*
August 17—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion*
August 23—Chicago, IL—Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *
*as part of Dierks Bentley’s “Burning Man Tour”
†as part of “CMA: Introducing Nashville Tour”