Is Country Singer Tenille Arts Actually A Classically Trained Vocalist?

Just a small-town girl, living in a chilly world, Tenille Arts hails from the prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Her big dreams of moving to Nashville to pursue a career in country music began at 8-years-old when a neighbor overheard her singing a Shania Twain cover and reported to her mother that the young girl could be a star.

In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Tenille retold the story which led her to Nashville.

“I was 8 or 9 years old,” says the “Somebody Like That” singer. “It was a long, long, time ago, and I was always singing everywhere I went. If I was outside playing in the back yard, I was probably singing while I was doing it.”

“My neighbor was outside, and she overheard me singing,” laughs Tenille. “I think she said it was a Shania Twain song, like, “Man I Feel Like A Woman.” Something really inappropriate for a little girl to be singing.”

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“[My neighbor] came over and told my mom that she thought I had a really great voice, and thankfully my mom asked me if that was something that I wanted to do, and I was all for it!” shares the songstress. “She put me in voice lessons! I trained classically for 10 years and started singing country in the middle of all that. So, I owe a lot to my neighbor.”

Get to know more about Tenille by clicking the link below and watching her 1-second-a-day video from 2020.

Stay tuned throughout the entire month of January to receive exclusive updates and more news from the rising country star. As Cody Alan’s ‘Next Woman’ artist for the month, Tenille will be dropping in on the radio with Cody every Wednesday night. Find your CMT Radio station at

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