Breakout country star Tenille Townes kicked off National FFA Week with her new song and video “In My Blood,” which celebrates 50 years of women in the Future Farmers of America.
The song is a smooth jam that features lyrics that speak to the organization’s core values of hard work, courage and integrity, while the video includes shots of Townes performing the track with her band in the studio. Candid photos of various women in FFA are interspersed throughout the clip.
“It is an honor to have written this song with the heart of women in agriculture in mind,” the rising songstress shared. “These are women who inspire and shape all of us, and it makes me thing of the strong women in my life I grew up looking up to.”
The track was produced and recorded by an all-female team in Nashville, Tennessee, which Townes described as a cool experience.
“The studio session to record ‘In My Blood’ was such an unexpected blast of a day,” said Jordan Hamlin, the track’s producer. “The experience was made even more significant by how the subject matter shaped our experience of bringing Tenille’s song to life.”
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It is an honour to have written this song with the heart of women in agriculture in mind. These are the women who inspire and shape all of us and it makes me think of the strong women in my life I grew up looking up to. The ones who made me believe anything is possible. Their legacy is something we get to keep building upon and that’s what I was dreaming about writing this song. The official video for “In My Blood” celebrating 50 years of women in Agriculture in @nationalffa is out now!
Over the past 50 years, women have become a very important part of FFA. Thanks to platforms like FarmHer and Townes’ ‘In My Blood,’ FFA is bringing the stories of women to the forefront of agriculture, helping the perception of the farmer evolve in the process.
“This project has truly reminded me how many incredible women I’m surrounded by and I’m so grateful to be a part of celebrating that in the 50th Anniversary of Women in FFA with this song,” the Canadian singer shared. “I had the pleasure of hanging with amazing young FFA members in Indianapolis this past year and was blown away by their character and kindness. Makes me feel like the next 50 years are in very good hands.”