Tenille Townes - Somebody's Daughter ft. Girl Scouts of Middle TN Troop 6000 (Columbia Nashville/Sony): Now based in Music City, this young Canadian country singer/songwriter has been quickly making a splash there. That will hopefully accelerate with the release of this powerful new single and video.
It is actually a new version of an earlier single, one given extra heft by the addition of vocals from Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Troop 6000, an initiative that serves girls without permanent housing. Sixteen girls from Troop 6000 came into the studio with Townes to earn their musician badge and learn about music and recording with Townes and producer Daniel Tashian. All of Townes' proceeds from this version of the song will support Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Troop 6000 initiative.
The song is an emotional piano ballad, one that paints an affecting portrait of a homeless woman, and Townes' vocal performance impresses. It may struggle to find country airplay amidst all the bro-country tunes out there, but the song deserves to be heard.
Tenille Townes' social conscience is not new. At age 15, she started a benefit concert in her hometown of Grand Prairie, AB, for a youth shelter, Big Hearts For Big Kids, and it has gone on to raise $1.5M.
She performs on NBC's Today show July 23 and is out on the road this summer as support act on two major tours - with Dierks Bentley, July 25 to Aug. 23, then Miranda Lambert, Sept. 26-Oct. 12. Dates here