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10 Quick Quirky Holiday Questions with Tenille Arts

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Tenille Arts was born and raised in the small Canadian prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Her dream of performing took root at the age of eight, when a neighbor overheard her singing a Shania Twain song in her back yard and encouraged her mom to help her pursue music.

After years of hard work, Tenille began making the long trip to Nashville to advance her songwriting skills. Her determination and talent led to steadily increasing successes, as she earned a publishing deal in Nashville. Her 2016 self-titled debut EP peak at #1 on the iTunes Canada Top Country Album Chart and crack the Top 100 on the U.S. iTunes Country Album Chart.

She has already surpassed seven million total streams at Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and others. Tenille’s hauntingly mysterious song “Cold Feet” help grow her fan base with a popular music video that reached #1 on the CMT 12 Pack Countdown. The song also received much critical acclaim including a feature by Tom Roland in Billboard Country – rare for an independent release.

Arts released her full-length album Rebel Child in October 2017, having written 10 of the 11 songs. It debuted at #2 on the iTunes Canada Top Country Album Chart, #12 on the All-Genres Chart and reached #17 in the United States. Tenille caught the attention of entertainment site PopCulture.com who named her one of their 2018 Artists to Watch.

She made her national television debut on January 29, 2018 performing her original song “Moment of Weakness” for millions of viewers on the ABC hit show The Bachelor. The song debuted in the Top 20 on the iTunes U.S. Top Country Songs Chart. Six weeks later, Tenille’s accomplishments were rewarded in a huge way, as she signed a recording deal with Reviver Records – home to David Lee Murphy and Michael Tyler.

Immediately after signing her deal, Reviver released her “I Hate This” single. The groundbreaking music video was partially shot in a set that could rotate 360 degrees. As the cameras rolled, so did the set…and Tenille. The clip premiered on CMT and continues to receive airplay nationwide.

10 Quick Quirky Holiday Questions with Tenille Arts

  1. What kind of food did you leave for Santa when you were little?       My siblings and I would always leave cookies and milk for Santa, and carrots for the reindeer!
  2. Real or Fake Christmas Tree? 
    My family has a fake Christmas tree, but I would love to have a real one someday!
  3. Do you prefer giving gifts or getting gifts?
    I love giving gifts!! My family has a $20 limit for gifts so it always ends up being funny gifts with some kind of inside joke!
  4. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?
    I don’t think I have, but I would love to! We always sing Christmas songs together as a family on Christmas Eve. 
  5. Gingerbread Cookies or Sugar Cookies? 
  6. What’s your favorite holiday song?
    I have so many favorites, but I love Oh Holy Night and Hard Candy Christmas!
  7. What was the most thoughtful present you have ever received?
    The most thoughtful present I ever received was my first guitar. I started learning on my mom’s old guitar, then my grandma’s, and then my parents got me one for Christmas! 
  8. Do you own an ugly Christmas sweater?
    I sure do!! I found it at a thrift store. 
  9. Have you ever re-gifted something someone gave you?
    I don’t think so!
  10. Have you ever kissed someone under a mistletoe?                                  Yes I have!!

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