Ahead of her forthcoming UK tour dates next month, Tenille Townes just premiered the official music video for her first single, ‘Somebody’s Daughter’ — watch below. The song, which is also making its official impact at US Country radio this week and has already been supported by key international radio including Ricky Ross on BBC Radio Scotland and Chris Country, is taken from her forthcoming full-length debut album—produced by Jay Joyce—and set for release in 2019 on Columbia Nashville / Sony Music UK. Listen to ‘Somebody’s Daughter’ here.
Of the song and video, Townes shares, “It makes me so happy to have this video out in the world, telling a visual story of this song with a message that is so important to me. My hope is for people to feel empowered to recognise those around us. We’ve all got a story and something we’re working through and I believe the little things count. There’s a lot we can learn from a kid at a lemonade stand.”
An alternative acoustic version of the song also appears on Townes’ recently released ‘Living Room Worktapes’ EP. Released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim, Rolling Stone calls it, “…a stripped-down introduction to an artist with a whole lot to say,” while Billboard furthers, “Her ‘Living Room Worktapes’ EP is a piece of art! Her unique voice and storytelling sets her apart…you’ll have it on repeat.” Additionally, Townes is the subject of an in-depth profile at NPR Music’s The Record. Calling her “Nashville’s Newest Voice,” writer Jewly Hight gives a rare glimpse into the early stages of Townes’ burgeoning career and asserts, “…she’s an heir to Twain and Swift, Griffin and McKenna alike, as well as a potential peer to figures like Morris and Musgraves, who’ve built significant followings and visibility with strong, self-written material…” Read the full profile here.
After recently wrapping an extended run as part of Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town’s Bandwagon Tour, Townes will soon travel to the UK for the first time, for a series of shows as part of the CMA Songwriters Series before returning to the USA in November. See below for full tour dates & 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 at http://bigheartsforbigkids.
October 16—Glasgow, U.K.—St. Luke’s*
October 17—Liverpool, U.K.—St. Georges Hall*
October 18—Gateshead, U.K.—Sage Two*
October 20—Manchester, U.K.—RNCM Theatre*
October 22—London, U.K.—O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*
October 24—London, U.K.—KOKO†
*as part of the CMA Songwriters Series
†supporting Drake White