The official music video for Tenille Townes’ new single, “Jersey On The Wall” has debuted today. Directed by Mason Dixon, the video premiered earlier today on YouTube following a live chat between Townes and her fans.
Of the video, Townes shares, “Leaving space in this video for people to insert their own emotions and think of people in their own stories was so important to me. There’s an anchor of light coming in through the gym window, across the lockers and in the hallways that represents the ever-present hope that is still there, even in the darkest of losses. We were able to use the actual jerseys of Danielle and Drayton, who were both the inspiration behind this song. It was so emotional seeing both of their #9s hanging there during the video shoot and it means so much to have their jerseys be such a big part.”
‘Jersey On The Wall’ comes from Townes’ forthcoming full-length debut album, which was produced by Jay Joyce and is set for release via Columbia Nashville. Previously released album tracks include ‘White Horse‘, ‘I Kept The Roses‘ and lead single ‘Somebody’s Daughter‘ which reached #1 on both Mediabase and Nielsen BDS Country Airplay in Canada. Of Townes, Billboard praises, “…knack for writing story songs that make the listener stop and think,” while Music Row declares, “Tenille Townes is the future. Get on board now.”
The release adds to a breakout year for Tenille Townes, who recently won four awards at the 2019 CCMA’s (Canadian Country Music Awards) – Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”), Anthem Entertainment Songwriter of the Year and Video of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”). Winning all four of her nominated categories, Townes led the night with the most awards received.
Townes also recently participated in Cracker Barrel’s “Five Decades, One Voice” campaign—a project created to highlight the importance of women in country music by celebrating legendary female artists and those following in their footsteps. For the project, Townes was personally selected by Brandi Carlile to collaborate on new versions of two songs—Townes’ ‘Somebody’s Daughter‘ and Carlile’s ‘Fulton County Jane Doe‘.
In support of the new music, Townes will join Miranda Lambert on her “Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour” this autumn and will perform select dates with Maren Morris in November; as well as returning to the UK for a London headline show (upgraded due to demand) and tour dates with Striking Matches – limited tickets available now:
October 21st—Bristol, UK—Thekla Bristol
October 22nd—Oxford, UK—O2 Academy
October 23rd—London, UK—Colours Hoxton (headline)
October 26th—London, UK—Bush Hall (PM – Country Hits Radio Hub)
October 27th—Liverpool, UK—Arts Club Loft
October 28th—Glasgow, UK—Stereo