BY: BEN PAPAGEORGE

Tenille Townes is one of the freshest voices in Canadian country music today. Ever since her debut in 2011, she has been turning heads. She started her career at only 15 years old when she released “Home Now”. By the time she was 17, Tenille Townes was nominated for a CCMA Award for Female Artist of the Year (2011).

She recently signed a recording deal with Columbia Records and released Living Room Worktapes; her first EP under the label. Her impressive resume already includes tour appearances with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town. Even Canada’s top stars can’t stop listening to her!

Tenille Townes uses her music as a platform to create awareness for important causes. Her annual fundraiser, Big Hearts For Big Kids has raised over $1,500,000 in 9 years with the proceeds going towards shelters to aid homeless and at risk youth. It’s no wonder she is the youngest ever recipient of the CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award (2012).

Her latest release, Somebody’s Daughter is about looking at homelessness through a human perspective. While most of us choose to ignore this reality, Tenille Townes forces us to face the fact that the person asking for change on the street is a person just like you and me.

Watch the video below and be prepared to feel all the feels.