TENILLE TOWNES’ DEBUT ALBUM THE LEMONADE STAND OUT TODAY
“BIG HEARTS FOR BIG KIDS” VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT SET FOR JUNE 30
Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes’ highly anticipated debut album, The Lemonade Stand, is out today on Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. Stream/purchase HERE. In celebration of the release, the two-time ACM Award nominee will chat with fans on her YouTube page starting at 1:00pm ET/12:00pm CT before the premiere of the official “When I Meet My Maker” music video.
Additionally, Townes will host her annual “Big Hearts For Big Kids” benefit concert this Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00pm CT from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Available to stream via Townes’ YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages, the virtual event will feature Townes performing songs from her new album along with special at-home performances from Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, Ashley McBryde, Lori McKenna, Chrissy Metz, John Osborne and Lucie Silvas. The Bobby Bones Show will also be the event’s exclusive radio partner, featuring an on-air interview with Townes and the event’s stream on their Facebook Page.
In the ten years since Townes started the fundraiser, “Big Hearts For Big Kids” has raised over $1.9 million for Sunrise House—a local youth shelter in Townes’ hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada. Proceeds from this year’s event will once again benefit Sunrise House as well as Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Troop 6000—an initiative that supports girls without permanent housing. Donations to both organizations can be made via bigheartsforbigkids.com.
Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town), the album consists of twelve songs all co-written by Townes and is already receiving widespread critical acclaim:
“stellar…a perfect marriage of her razor-sharp melodic sense and Joyce’s stop-on-a-dime production”—The Tennessean
“finds her a confident and credible artist clearly capable of courting widespread crossover appeal…one of country’s most promising up and comers”—American Songwriter
“With a curious and probing spirit, Townes infuses a distinct sense of wonderment into the stunning album that reflects her equally beautiful soul.”—Sounds Like Nashville
“It’s the kind of refreshing country music you didn’t even know your life was thirsty for”—CMT
“there’s nothing more integral to Townes’ first full-length career venture than this sense of community…continues the tradition of country music as a storytelling medium.”—Forbes
“She is a treasure…Moving and meaningful.”—Music Row
“a strong message about the power of empathy and compassion”—The Boot
“a true reflection of Townes and her craft…If Townes is the source of inspiration for aspiring female country artists, then the industry is in very good hands.”—NY Country Swag
Of the album, Townes reflects, “The Lemonade Stand is a collection of songs that mean so much to me and are the way I see the world in this season of my life right now. I want this music to be like a gathering place, where people can come and be filled up. I hope this record reminds people of who they are, that they are not alone, and reminds them of their dreams. This record is the dream that I had when I was a seven-year-old kid singing along in the backseat of the car. She would really be freaking out right now.”