Hot on the heels of her performance of her original song “Moment of Weakness” on last week’s episode of the top-rated ABC hit The Bachelor, Tenille Arts is releasing a deluxe edition of her Rebel Child album on Friday, February 9, 2018. The new version of the album will include the radio edit and an acoustic version of “Moment of Weakness” and a soulful cover of the Alannah Myles smash “Black Velvet.” Rebel Child – Deluxe Edition will also include “Wildfire and Whiskey,” which has received over 1.5 million streams.
The Bachelor appearance propelled “Moment of Weakness,” which Tenille wrote with Adam Wheeler and Rick Huckaby, to #7 on the iTunes Canada Country chart and #17 in the U.S. Rebel Child came back onto the U.S. chart hitting #16, and her debut EP – which came out in October 2016 – reentered at #37.
The success of Rebel Child prompted PopCulture.com to name Tenille one of their “Country Artists to Watch in 2018.” Making waves with her self-titled debut EP a year earlier, resulted in streaming giant Pandora naming her one of their new artists to watch for 2017 and other media outlets touting her insightful songwriting and powerful vocals.
Tenille co-wrote 13 of the 15 songs on Rebel Child – Deluxe Edition with the likes of Chris Caminiti, Lydia Dall, Mark Narmore, Buddy Owens, Holly Stewart, Adam Wheeler and Doug Wilhite. Wheeler produced the album with Matt Rovey for 19th & Grand Records.
The 23-year-old behind all of this recent attention is quietly confident country music lover Tenille Arts (her real name) who was raised in the small Canadian prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She picked up the guitar and penned her first song at the age of 13 and has been performing across the US and Canada ever since. She made the move to Nashville two years ago, and a songwriting session brought her to the attention of award-winning producer Matt Rovey (Craig Campbell, Dean Brody), songwriter/producer Adam Wheeler and Noble Vision Music Group head Hal Oven.
Tenille co-wrote 10 of the 11 songs on her Rebel Child album, which was released in October and debuted at #2 on the iTunes Canada Top Country Albums Chart, #12 on the All-Genres Chart and #34 in the United States. Tenille’s music tallied over two million streams in 2017 and over three million overall. Her “Cold Feet” single so moved noted music critic Tom Roland that he penned a rare full-page feature about the recording in a recent issue of the Billboard Country Update.
Music Row Magazine critic Robert K. Oermann called Tenille “Promising in the extreme,” Pandora said, “with songwriting inspired by Don Henley and reminiscent of early Taylor Swift, and vocals the size of her native Canada, Arts’ future is bright,” and popular country website whiskeyriff.comlabeled Tenille a “new country artist name you need to know immediately.”