Millions of viewers caught Tenille Arts performing her debut Reviver Records single, “I Hate This,” on ABC’s top-rated The Bacheloron Jan. 21, the second time she has appeared on the show. By the next morning, the song had hit No. 1 on both the U.S. and Canadian iTunes Country Charts and No. 9 on U.S. iTunes all-genre.
The appearance also propelled her 2017 Rebel Child album to re-enter the iTunes Country Albums chart at No. 5. Music discovery site Shazam set up a custom experience, where fans who Shazamed Tenille’s performance on the show were treated to a host of exclusive content including an acoustic version of “I Hate This.”
The Bachelor appearance comes one week after “I Hate This,” which Tenille co-wrote with Adam Wheeler, hit the No. 1 spot on the Radio Disney Country Top 50 chart. The accompanying music video also surpassed 200,000 views on her YouTubepage last week and has reached as high as No. 4 on iTunes.
“Last night’s performance on The Bachelor was a dream come true for me, and it continued into the morning when I woke up and saw ‘I Hate This’ sitting at #1 on iTunes,” said Tenille, who performed a rousing set at a viewing party packed with friends, family and industry. “I’m so excited that people are discovering and listening to my music and really appreciate the opportunities I’ve had with the show.”
Tenille’s scene for the show’s 23rd season was taped during a special concert at the Los Angeles Theatre. Cameras captured bachelor Colton Underwood on a date with Elyse Dehlbom in the ornate lobby of the theater. After giving her a coveted rose, Underwood surprised Dehlbom by walking her into the music hall packed with fans as Tenille and her band performed.
The emotionally charged show marked Tenille’s second appearance on The Bachelor. She sang her original song, “Moment of Weakness,” on an episode one year ago, which led to her signing with Reviver Records.
Tenille was up early for an extensive satellite radio tour promoting “I Hate This.” Interview after interview with country radio stations across the U.S. asked about the show, the performance, the experience and what’s next.
Tenille continues visiting country stations in support of her single next week before heading to Canada to open dates for Neal McCoy. She is scheduled for a special performance during New York Fashion Week and will be dressed by a designer to be disclosed at a later date.
Born and raised in Weyburn, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at the age of 13 and has been performing across the U.S. and Canada ever since.
Rolling Stone named Tenille one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” calling her “An edgy, Fearless-era Taylor Swift with crystalline vocals; ideal for hopeless romantics who are fire signs.”
She wrapped up 2018 opening for Dean Brody’s sold-out Dirt Road Stories Tour all across Canada.