This week, Tenille Arts celebrated her first #1 song with “Somebody Like That.” As is our custom, Lon & his co-host Sam Hunt called Tenille to congratulate her on her success. During the conversation, they talked about all the milestones this song achieved, as a song written, produced, and sung by women. Her song also marked back-to-back #1s by females, with Gabby Barrett topping the chart last week, and her song “The Good Ones” was at #2 this week. Listen to Lon & Sam speak with Tennille here:
TenilleArts Hits #1 With
“Somebody Like That”
Makes History Along The 70-Week Journey
(Nashville, Tennessee…) – April 26, 2021 – TenilleArts made her first trip to Nashville in 2009 and made the fulltime move to pursue her dreams as an artist and songwriter six years later. Today, her “Somebody Like That” single on 19th & Grand Records hit No. 1 on the national Country charts and made plenty of history along the way.
“Words cannot describe how I feel right now,” said Tenille, when she got the news last night. “Thank you Country radio and the DSPs for believing in and supporting this song, thank you to everyone who wrote about this journey, thank you to all of the fans who listened, requested and streamed this song, and thank you to my amazing team who have supported me from the beginning. You’ve changed my life forever.”
The history includes:
– The first song in Country music written, performed and produced by all females to hit #1. Tenille wrote the song with Allison Cruz and Alex Kline;
– Kline also produced the track, making her the first solo female producer to have a #1 single at Country radio;
– The single took a record 70 weeks to hit #1 making it the longest chart run for a female act in the history of Mediabase/Country Aircheck;
– Tenille is the first Canadian to reach number 1 in the U.S. since 2007 and first Canadian female since Terri Clark in 2004.
Tenille debuted “Somebody Like That” on her first Grand Ole Opry appearance on September 21, 2019, and the single was released a week later. She immediately hit the road visiting country radio stations to introduce herself and her music.
The new year kicked off in amazing fashion for Tenille. She was voted by the radio and music industry as one of the five CRS New Faces of Country Music and was inducted into the prestigious CMT Next Women of Country Class of 2021. “Somebody Like That” hit #1 on Billboard’s all-genre Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart. In February, she received her first U.S. award show nomination: the ACM New Female Artist of the Year. Her dazzling Dolce & Gabbana red carpet outfit landed her on the “best dressed” lists of People, US Magazine, ET Canada, Yahoo, Life & Style and more.
“I can’t wait to continue to write this story together. Dreams really do come true!”
(l. to r.) – Allison Cruz, TenilleArts and Alex Kline celebrate “Somebody Like That” hitting #1.
(l. to r.) – Allison Cruz, TenilleArts and Alex Kline toast to “Somebody Like That” hitting #1.
To learn more about TenilleArts go to www.tenillearts.com