Tenille Arts Joins Forces With Her Musical Hero, LeAnn Rimes, On Special New Release
“I will remember and cherish this forever,” Arts shared.
LeAnn Rimes, Tenille Arts; Photo Provided
Tenille Arts joined forces with her idol, LeAnn Rimes, to create a revamped version of her breakup anthem, “Jealous of Myself.”
“LeAnn Rimes, The Chicks, Shania Twain and Kelly Clarkson were my idols growing up,” Arts said in a press release of her recent duet partner. “LeAnn in particular has been a huge part of my story in Country Music since I was very young.”
The new song dropped on April 14 with added vocals by one of the most powerful vocalists in music, Rimes. Written by Emily Weisband, Trevor Rosen and John Byron and produced by Nathan Chapman, “Jealous of Myself” is the first single released by Arts via Dreamcatcher Artists.
Together, the female country artists curated a string of stunning harmonies to pair with the painful lyrics that find them envying their past selves and their time with an ex-partner.
“Ain’t a day that I don’t wish that I could be her / The way you hold her like you’ll never gonna leave her / How they love her in your hometown too / I’m jealous, I can’t help it, I want / Every second that your hands are on her body / How you put her name in every prayer to God / She has it so good, but she has no clue / I’m jealous of myself when I had you,” they sing in the enchanting chorus.
This isn’t the first time Arts and Rimes have come together to share their passions for music. In fact, Arts, a life-long fan of the “How Do I Live” singer, first caught a glimpse of her talent while attending the Grand Ole Opry at a young age. On this night, Rimes performed “Blue,” a song that Arts then started to cover at the age of 11, and has since remained an integral part of her career. Arts experienced a full circle moment when she got to sing “Blue” during her own Opry performance.
She compiled the videos of her singing the song as a child and then on the Opry stage and made them into a TikTok, which has become one of her most popular videos to date on the social media platform.
“One of my most viewed videos on TikTok is of me singing ‘Blue’ when I was 11 years old, and then it transitions to a full circle moment of performing it on the Opry. I am so grateful and humbled by LeAnn’s willingness to collaborate with me on this very special song. I will remember and cherish this forever,” Arts shared.
“As soon as Tenille invited me to join her on ‘Jealous of Myself,’ I had to say yes,” Rimes added. “The song and Tenille’s vocals are stunning. It’s an honor to collaborate with any artist that is as talented as Tenille, but after she shared her journey in music with me and how much I have influenced her, it made this opportunity even more special.”
In April of 2023, Rimes invited the fresh country voice to join her at her sold-out Ryman Auditorium concert so that they could perform this song together, making for a night Arts will never forget.
Tenille Arts recently wrapped up her time performing in support of Lee Brice’s Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour. This trek kicked off on April 11 in Abbotsford, BS, and hit 10 cities across Canada before coming to a close on April 29 in London, ON.
Throughout the year, she will join a slew of other artists on the road including Brett Young, Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, and more.
Additionally, Arts will return to this year’s CMA Fest in Nashville, TN to perform on the Chevy Riverfront Stage on Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.