When’s It Gonna Happen


Tenille Townes

Tenille Townes backstory

Tenille Townes is a two-time ACM Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician hailing from Canada.

The Nashville-based star hit the Rushonrock radar in 2018 as one quarter of the CMA Songwriters panel appearing at Sage Gateshead.

And we’ve been hooked on her authentic sound and emotive lyrics ever since.

Major label debut The Lemonade Stand topped our Best Country Albums Of 2020.

But When’s It Gonna Happen hints that the best is yet to come from an artist steeped in country music’s finest traditions.

Townes was named New Female Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards.

And she bagged two awards at the 2021 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, making her a 10-time CCMA winner.

Townes also received her first JUNO Award for Country Album Of The Year at the 50th Annual JUNO Awards. 

Covid permitting, she’s due to take her first headlining US tour on the road this month.

In Tenille Townes’ own words:

“I wrote this song because it’s a real and true window into my life right now and how I feel sometimes about being single. 

“I know that if it’s something I’m feeling, then there must be others who feel the same way I do. 

“I wanted to create something that would speak to them too!

“I’ve shared a few pieces of the song on socials and it’s been the most encouraging and exciting thing seeing people comment and say that they feel the same way. 

“I’m really so excited to share the rest of this song with everybody and can’t wait to sing it at the top of our lungs together on the road!”

The verdict on When’s It Gonna Happen

Typical Townes. Say no more.

Ok, well we’ll say just a little bit more.

Tenille Townes’ happy knack for drawing listeners into her life — and making fans feel part of her life — is as effective as it’s appealing.

And the canny Canadian has done it again with a simple yet stirring song that resonates with anyone who’s ever been looking for love.

Never afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, this is Townes at her heartstrings-tugging best.

And while it’s hard not to feel for the self-avowed singleton, surely songs like these will have eligible other halves flocking to her Nashville pad and forming an orderly queue.

Townes and country go together like flowers and chocolates.

And there’s no sweeter combination coming out of Music City right now.

When’s It Gonna Happen? Pretty damn soon we’d suggest.

What’s next for Tenille Townes

The Villain In Me tour is set to kick off at Nashville’s The Basement East on January 27.

Arena supports with George Strait follow in February before — fingers crossed — Townes’ long-awaited return to the UK for the C2C festivals in March.

The follow-up to The Lemonade Stand is slated for later this year.