As the youngest recipient in history, Tenille was recently honoured with the 2012 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards in Saskatoon, SK. Also awarded the 2012 Alberta Country Music Association Award for Female Artist of the Year, Grande Prairie’s Tenille first experienced national media attention at age nine, when she was hoisted on to an Edmonton stage to perform with Shania Twain. It was then she declared, “I really want to be a singer – that’s my dream.” And and so her dream unfolds…
Tenille was signed to Royalty Records at seventeen years old and was selected to sing when the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay went through her hometown. Later that year, she took the stage at the CCMA New Artist Showcase and her song “Time Machine” placed in the Top 50 for the International Songwriter’s Competition in the youth category. Tenille’s exceptional songwriting skills have aligned her with Nashville SESAC Legacy Award Winner Stan Webb, and multi JUNO nominated and CCMA Award winners Tim Taylor, Byron Hill and Troy Kokol. Additionally, Tenille has recorded a song written by Grammy award winner, Gordie Sampson.
One year later working with Nashville-based Canadian producer Fred Mollin, Tenille released her debut album, REAL, in 2011. The album reached #13 on the Soundscan Country chart in its first week and earned Tenille the title of youngest ever nominee for Female Artist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Tenille’s first video for her single, “Pictures On A Crooked Wall,” was picked up by CMT and entered into heavy rotation. On July 9, 2012 Tenille’s latest single, “Starts With You,” was serviced to Canadian radio.
An up and coming country artist, Tenille has been fortunate to land opening slots for well-known acts including Terri Clark, Easton Corbin, John Landry, Aaron Pritchett, Emerson Drive and Gord Bamford. She has performed at some of Canada’s biggest country music festivals including The Calgary Stampede, sung the national anthem prior to an Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Military appreciation football game and has been heard across the country on CTV’s national morning show, Canada AM.
A strong advocate for ‘giving back,’ Tenille has contributed to fundraising efforts for Slave Lake, Haiti, and is the creator behind the annual music event Big Hearts for Big Kids benefiting Sunrise House, the only youth emergency shelter north of Edmonton. In the three-year event tenure, $194,000 was raised which helped to keep the shelter doors open. Her efforts have been recognized by Chris Warkentin, Canada’s Member of Parliament for Peace River and she was also recognized by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau Association and awarded a Leaders of Tomorrow Award.
Tenille is currently working on her sophomore album, set to be released early 2013.
- Starts With You (CA-R18-12-00022)
- Dear Heart (CA-R18-12-00024)
- Into the Light (CA-R18-13-00008)
- Maple Grove Road (CA-R18-13-00009)
- Fall in Love (CA-R18-12-00023)
- Pay it Forward (CA-R18-12-00021)
- That’s What it’s Like to Leave (CA-R18-13-00010)
- Some Will Call it Love (CA-R18-12-00019)
- Where Did She Go (CA-R18-13-00011)
- Getting Good at Goodbye (CA-R18-12-00020)
- Halfway to Somewhere (CA-R18-12-00070)
- One Last Look Around ((CA-R18-12-00071)
- Dare to Be (CA-R18-13-00012)
Catalogue #: TNCD-1205
UPC Code: 7-77880-12052-3
- Real Me
- Wendy (Can You Hear Me Peter Pan)
- Angel On The 304
- Somebody’s Baby
- Note To Self
- Pictures On A Crooked Wall
- Someone Like You
- Toss A Pebble
- Home Now
- Catch Me
- Time Machine
CATALOGUE #: TNCD-1104
UPC Code: 7-77880-11042-5