The 2023 Dundy County Fair will feature a country music concert with award winning artist Tenille Arts. Online ticket sales to the concert started last week.
Arts co-wrote and recorded “Somebody Like That”, which went to #1 in April, 2021 on the Mediabase Country Aircheck chart in the U.S., giving Arts the first #1 for a Canadian artist since Emerson Drive’s “Moments” in 2007. “Somebody Like That” made history as the first song written, produced, and performed by all females to the top the Country Charts.
Arts was raised in her Canada hometown of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where she began taking lessons in piano and singing, and developed an interest in songwriting in her teenage years. By 2009, she began posting videos of her cover versions of popular songs, including one of Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” that captured the attention of a talent manager from Nashville, Tennessee. Arts briefly relocated to Nashville to pursue this opportunity, but returned to Canada to finish high school. In 2015, she relocated to Nashville to sign a publishing contract with Noble Vision Music Group and released “Breathe”, a charity single in support of Cystic Fibrosis research.
She was awarded the Emerging Artists Award from the Saskatchewan Country Music Association and was nominated for the Discovery Artist program from the Canadian Country Music Association, both in 2016, for her burgeoning success. That year, she released her debut, self-titled extended play through the independent label imprint 19th and Grand Records. “What He’s Into” was released to Canadian country radio in January 2017 as her official debut single and reached 47 on the Canada Country airplay chart. Following the success of that record, Arts released her debut studio album, Rebel Child, on October 27, 2017, preceded by the single, “Cold Feet”. The album reached number 45 on the sales component chart of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. In 2018,
Arts made an appearance on the 22nd season of popular American reality television series, The Bachelor, performing an original ballad titled, “Moment of Weakness” and in 2020 performing “Somebody Like That”. Exposure from the show led to increased interest in Arts’s music and a record deal from indie label Reviver Records, which she signed in March 2018. A deluxe edition of Rebel Child was issued that year with new tracks including “Moment of Weakness”. Her first release for Reviver, “I Hate This”, was released in the summer of 2018 and charted on the Hot Country Songs in the United States. A Canadian-exclusive single, “Mad Crazy Love”, became Arts’s second single to reach the Canadian country airplay charts. Two further singles were released in 2019 – “Call You Names” and “Somebody Like That” – to promote her second studio album, Love, Heartbreak, and Everything in Between, which was released on January 10, 2020.
On October 22, 2021, Arts released her third studio album Girl to Girl, which included the singles “Give It to Me Straight” and “Back Then, Right Now”. In 2022, Arts signed with Dreamcatcher Artists as the flagship artist on their label. As part of the deal, Dreamcatcher acquired her entire catalogue and released the new single “Jealous of Myself”. Arts is set to join Lee Brice on his early 2023 “Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour” in Canada along with Josh Ross.
She takes stage on Friday, July 28 at the Dundy County Fair in Benkelman. Purchase tickets online at http://dundycountyfair.com/concert/. Tickets are $25 Online. They will cost $30 at the gate the night of the concert. Tickets will not be mailed out in advance. Please bring your digital ticket or ticket purchase receipt to the Dundy County Fair ticket office on the evening of the show. Your gate pass will be waiting for you.