Breakthrough singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes’ new rendition of Leonard Cohen’s iconic song, “Hallelujah,” is debuting today. Listen/share HERE. With the release, Townes joins an impressive group of artists who have performed their own versions of the track including Jeff Buckley, Brandi Carlile, Bob Dylan, k.d. lang, Willie Nelson, Regina Spektor and Rufus Wainwright among many others.
Of her decision to record the song, Townes shares, “This song brings me comfort and hope, and during these times, we could all use a little bit of both. I wanted to share my version of this song because it holds a special place in my heart. It played an instrumental role in my signing at Sony Music and it has always been a special song to me, but right now, this song has reached a different place in me than it ever has before. I hope the word ‘Hallelujah’ carries a reminder that we’re going to be ok.”
The release continues a breakout year for Townes, who recently won New Female Artist of the Year at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards and is still nominated for Musical Event of the Year for “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack and Elle King at this year’s ceremony. Townes will also perform during the awards show, which will air Wednesday, September 16 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on CBS.
Additionally, Townes is the most nominated artist at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards with six nominations and recently released her acclaimed debut album, The Lemonade Stand, on Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records (stream/purchase here)
For more information, www.tenilletownes.com.