Singer Tenille Arts Fresh will make her TODAY Show debut singing her current single “Somebody Like That” on Tuesday, January 21, on NBC. Tenille received the exciting news on Tuesday that her upbeat song is the No. 1 most-added single at Country radio this week.
“I’m so excited ‘Somebody Like That’ is connecting with Country radio programmers and listeners,” said Tenille. “I’m so thankful to everyone who has believed in this song, and I can’t wait to perform for the first time on the TODAY Show next week.”
The trip to New York will also include a performance and interview on AOL Build and interviews with People Now, BUSTLE, Celebrity Page and Hollywood Life to promote her Love, Heartache, & Everything in Between album that was released on Friday.
She hit the new year running in a week that started with having a dream come true by performing at the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 3, and culminating on Friday with the release of her new album, “Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between” on her label, Reviver Records/19th& Grand Records.
Her appearance on the three-hour season 24 premiere on ABC’s top-rated The Bachelor on Jan. 6 drove her “Somebody Like That” single to No. 2 on the iTunes Country Chart and No. 10 all-genre, and Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between quickly became the No. 1 country pre-order on iTunes.
She performed the entire 12-song collection of four love songs, four breakup songs and four songs about everything else in life for a packed crowd at The Back Corner venue in Nashville on Thursday, the night before the official release.
“I’m really excited about this project. I got to work with a ton of different writers and producers and really push past my own comfort zone,” Tenille told “American Songwriter” in a recent feature.
Tenille wrote two of the songs solo and partnered with the likes of Allison Veltz Cruz, Whitney Duncan, Derek George, Alex Kline, Palmer Lee, Josh Logan, Lizzy McAvoy, James Slater, Grand Vogelfanger and Adam Wheeler on the other 10 cuts. Kline, Vogelfanger and Wheeler, along with Matt Rovey, have production credits on the collection.
The past week has been one of the busiest of her career leading up to the album release.
Following the Grand Ole Opry performance, she headed to New York to sing the American and Canadian national anthems prior to the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors NBA game at the Barclays Center. The day included half a day of radio interviews and a viewing party of ABC’s top-rated show The Bachelor.
The song, “Somebody Like That”, spent three weeks atop the Radio Disney Top 50 Country Chart and is receiving a lot of exposure on official Spotify playlists New Boots, Wild Country, All About Country and others.
YouTube Music featured it on the cover of Country’s New Crop, and Apple Music, Amazon Music and Pandora are big supporters, helping Tenille garner over 31 million lifetime streams.
She made her first appearance on The Bachelor in January 2018 singing her original song “Moment of Weakness.” The performance resulted in a record deal with powerhouse indie label Reviver Records.
She made her second appearance on the show a year later, performing “I Hate This.”