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Birth name Tenille Nadkrynechny
Born (1994-01-20) January 20, 1994 (age 23)
Origin Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Genres Country music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2009–present
Labels Royalty
Website www.tenille.ca

Tenille (born 20 January 1994) is a Canadian country music singer, from Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 2011, at the age of 17, she was nominated for a Canadian Country Music Award for Female Artist of the Year.[1][2]


Tenille Nadkrynechny was raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and attended Peace Wapiti Academy for high school.[3] In 2009, Tenille released the single "Home Now", a song she wrote from the perspective of a daughter whose father is posted in the war in Afghanistan, a topic she learned about in school.[3][4] The track was produced by country musician Duane Steele.[4]

Tenille released her first album, Real, in June 2011.[5] She has raised over $775,000 for Sunrise House, a shelter for homeless youth in Alberta, Canada, through her annual fundraiser, Big Hearts For Big Kids. She appeared on the national television show Canada AM in August 2011, performing her single "Real Me",[6] and has released multiple songs to radio. She released her second album, Light, in March 2013.



Title Details
  • Release date: March 12, 2013
  • Label: Royalty Records


Year Single Album
2009 "Home Now" Real
2010 "Wendy (Can You Hear Me Peter Pan)"
2011 "Pictures on a Crooked Wall"
"Real Me"
"Home Now" (with John Landry) Non-album song
2012 "Starts with You" Light
2013 "Dear Heart"
"Halfway to Somewhere"

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Pictures on a Crooked Wall" Warren P. Sonoda
2013 "Dear Heart" Stephano Barberis

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2011 Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year Nominated
2013 Interactive Artist of the Year Nominated
2014 Interactive Artist of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ MacLeod, Reinisa (August 2011). "Tenille takes on the country". Daily Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Griwkowsky, Fish (27 July 2011). "Two Edmonton country stars nominated for music awards". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Wood, Damien (2010). "Tenille's song hits national radio". Daily Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Sperounes, Sandra (11 November 2009). "Alberta teen pays tribute to war heroes: Home Now captures national sentiment". Edmonton Journal. p. D1. 
  5. ^ Ilika, Dan (June 2011). "Dream becomes 'Real' for Tenille". Daily Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Rinne, Diana (August 2011). "Tenille nominated for first Canadian Country Music Award". Daily Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

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