On episode #203 of the BobbyCast, Bobby Bones brought on singer-songwriter Tenille Arts to chat about her background and some of her biggest accomplishments to date. Tenille grew up on a Wheat Farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. She made one of her first trips to Nashville after a music executive saw her cover of Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” on YouTube, and was interested in forming a duo with her and another singer. While that project never came to fruition, the singer has been pursuing her solo music career in Nashville for four years.
“[Nashville] is just such a community,” Tenille told Bobby. “Canada is so spread out. I wish they had a place that everybody could go and write with each other because there’s nothing. Everybody’s so spread out. So, I knew that Nashville was just such a community.”
Tenille has been working hard since her move, and has more than a few accomplishments under her belt, including performing on ABC’s The Bachelor twice. The first time on the show, she sang her tune “Moment Of Weakness,” and on her second appearance, she sang “I Hate This.” While playing on The Bachelor was a great experience, she admits it was slightly odd.
“It was really awkward because nobody told me if I should look at the cameras or not, so I just found myself staring at the couple dancing and making out, and it was so awkward,” she said with a laugh.
Another milestone moment of Tenille’s career was her debut on the Grand Ole Opry in September. She told Bobby what she was feeling during that pivotal moment.
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“I still can’t even believe that it happened,” she says. “It feels like a pat on the back from the country music industry. Just everybody here being like, ‘You deserve to be on that stage and make your debut.’ So, I think that’s what meant so much to me.”
“When I walked out there, for whatever reason, I wanted to watch my foot step into the circle, so I made sure to take a moment,” Tenille continues.
To hear more from the conversation and a brief performance from Tenille, tune into episode #203 of the BobbyCast.