TENILLE TOWNES RELEASES “IN MY BLOOD” TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE W/ NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION
Written By Townes, “In My Blood,” Recorded, Produced and Filmed In Nashville By An All-Female Team, Available Now
(From L-R:) Kara Grainger, Megan Jane, Jen Gunderman, Jordan Hamlin, Tenille Townes, Alison Prestwood, and Shani Gandhi. Country artist Tenille Townes with her all female crew in the studio recording and filming “In My Blood”. Photo credit: Marji Alaniz
“It was also such a cool experience recording this song with an all-female team in the studio,” Townes explains. 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! 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.”
“The studio session to record ‘In My Blood’ was such an unexpected blast of a day. The experience was made even more significant by how the subject matter shaped our experience of bringing Tenille’s song to life,” Jordan Hamlin, the song producer explains.
“Being raised by a long line of amazing women on land that had been in my family for generations, I immediately felt an inspired kinship and deep honor in helping spread these stories for women all across the country who ‘feel at home under the sky.’ Seeing the women’s faces in the photos among the fields and farms made me appreciate growing up around the same type of amazing women all over again,” Hamlin continued before adding, “The environment in the studio that day had some of those same ingredients; a group of women coming together to get the job done right, as Tenille says, with a little ‘grit and grace’.”
In the past 50 years, women have become an integral part of FFA, helping shape the future of agricultural education and the industry as a whole. With the help of photos and video from platforms such as FarmHer, the perception of the farmer is evolving by bringing stories of women to the forefront of agriculture.
Townes, who has been busy paving her own path to success as a female country art-ist, recently earned four Canadian Country Music Awards including Female Artist of the Year, along with being named one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and a member of the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage.” Her new EP, Road To The Lemonade Stand was released February 7 via Sony Music Nashville, with her debut album to follow this Spring.
Featured photo: Country artist Tenille Townes in the Nashville studio recording “In My Blood” in honor of the 50th anniversary of women in agriculture. Photo credit: Marji Alaniz