Tenille Arts Hits #1 With “Somebody Like That”
Makes History Along The 70-Week Journey
by Campbell Entertainment Group
April 26, 2021 in Artist News
(Nashville, Tennessee) April 26, 2021 – Tenille Arts made her first trip to Nashville in 2009 and made the full time 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!”
To learn more about Tenille Arts go to www.tenillearts.com
About Tenille Arts:
Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at age 13 and has been performing across the US and Canada ever since. She has made three appearances on The Bachelor, her third of which preceded the release of her Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between album in January of 2020.
Tenille has been featured in People, Billboard, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and much more.
Tenille has made three appearances on the famed Grand Ole Opry and national television appearances include the TODAY Show, the Radio Disney Music Awards and singing the Canadian National Anthem at game 3 of the 2019 NBA finals and at the 2020 NBA All Star Game in February.
She has won awards from The Canadian Country Music Association, The Saskatchewan Music Awards, and the Saskatchewan Country Music Association.
About 19th & Grand:
Hal Oven, CEO, founded 19th & Grand Records not long after signing Tenille Arts to a publishing deal with his company Noble Vision Music Group. It was clear that Tenille was more than a songwriter, and it was necessary to create a vehicle for her to flourish as an artist. With the help of Powell Hedley and Jim Mazza as managing partners, 19th & Grand is now a full fledged record label, with seven exclusive US radio promotion people, national and international publicity, a Canadian radio promotion arm, digital marketing powered by Girlilla, and worldwide distribution powered by Empire. Tenille Arts is the flagship artist, having recently achieved a #1 record with “Somebody Like That” on the US Mediabase Chart. This record is also the first song ever worked to radio by the label. 19th & Grand is just getting started and plans to expand slowly and strategically, recognizing Tenille as a global superstar in the format and beyond.