CELEBRATE NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY THIS SUNDAY (3/8) WITH TENILLE TOWNES’ "IN MY BLOOD"
RECORDED, PRODUCED AND FILMED IN NASHVILLE BY AN ALL-FEMALE TEAM
Compelling Video Also Commemorates 50 Years Of Women In Agriculture With The National FFA Organization
(NASHVILLE, TN; March 6, 2020) – Just in time for National Women’s Day this Sunday, award-winning, breakout artist Tenille Townes kicked off National FFA Week last week with a new campaign that celebrates 50 Years of Women in FFA. Joining Ram Truck Brand, (a committed sponsor of the National FFA) to honor the anniversary, Townes wrote the original track “In My Blood,” available now.
The video features lyrics that speak to the core values of the special milestone: women, hard work, courage and integrity. Refinery29 included "In My Blood" in their 'Best New Songs of the Season' list, while Rolling Stone praised, “Driven by acoustic guitar strums and a welcoming roots-rock groove, ‘In My Blood’ features the Alberta-born Townes singing about feeling ‘at home under the sky’ along with the passed-along traditions of hard work and forging a connection to the land.”
WATCH "IN MY BLOOD" VIDEO HERE: https://smarturl.it/TTInMyBlood
Townes shares, “It is an honor to have written this song with the heart of women in agriculture in mind. These are the women who inspire and shape all of us and it makes me think of the strong women in my life I grew up looking up to. The ones who made me believe anything is possible. Their legacy is something we get to keep building upon and that’s what I was dreaming about writing this song.”
Produced and recorded in Nashville by an all-female team, Townes released the official music video on Feb. 24 to help kick off National FFA Week. Spotlighting the daily moments of females in agriculture, the video also features Townes recording the song in the studio. The revealing imagery shows female farmers of all ages evoking the spirit of the meaning behind the lyrics. With history between Ram and FFA beginning in 1953, Ram recognizes women in agriculture and has committed to help FFA amplify this important message.
ABOUT TENILLE TOWNES
Canadian-born and Nashville-based, Tenille Townes is poised for a big breakthrough this year. Her new Jay Joyce-produced EP, Road to the Lemonade Stand, was released earlier this month, which features five songs written by Townes including her current single, “Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking),” as well as a rendition of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy.” “Jersey” reached #1 on the BDS Canada and Mediabase Canada country radio charts last month, making it Townes’ second chart-topping single following her Canadian Platinum-certified “Somebody’s Daughter.” This feat makes Townes the only female in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two #1 singles. Released to critical acclaim, Rolling Stone calls “Jersey,” “a stirring, full-bodied anthem about loss and faith,” while Taste of Country proclaims, “Townes continues to release music grounded in empathy…She aims for a higher brand of acclaim and satisfaction.” In celebration of the release, Townes will kick off her "Road to the Lemonade Stand Acoustic Tour" in April and will join Alan Jackson and Sugarland on several dates this spring/summer. Additionally, Townes is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards and recently won four awards at the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards including Female Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”). She is also a MusicRow 2020 Next Big Thing Artist, an iHeartCountry’s “On The Verge” artist and has been included in Amazon Music’s “2019 Artists To Watch,” CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” iHeart Radio’s “Artists To Watch in 2019,” “The Bobby Bones Show’s” “Class of 2019,” CMT’s “Listen Up” and the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage.”
ABOUT RAM TRUCK BRAND
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering bench-mark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.
Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:
• Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
• Towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
• Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
• Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect
• Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
• Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
• Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
• Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
• Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
• Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
Ram is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
ABOUT NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of more than 700,000 student members as part of 8,600 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter.
Women have always been an important but mostly unseen aspect of agriculture. In recent years, women are rising to the forefront of agriculture in so many ways; as owner/operators, landowners, workers, mentors and much more. FarmHer was founded by photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz in 2013 to begin to change the image of agriculture - to include women in that image through photographs and stories. It quickly became clear that women in agriculture not only appreciated FarmHer, but they needed it and today, FarmHer has become a movement amongst women. FarmHer media is changing the way people perceive a farmer, reaching millions of households each week through a national cable television show, a SiriusXM radio show, podcast, digital and print media, merchandise and more. For more information visit farmher.com