Tenille Arts Makes History with Chart-Topping Single, ‘Somebody Like That’

“Dreams really do come true,” Arts shared upon hearing the news.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 26, 2021


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Rising country star Tenille Arts is celebrating a history-making No.1 single this week as her breakout hit, “Somebody Like That,” reached the top spot on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. 

“Somebody Like That” was co-written by Arts alongside Allison Cruz and Alex Kline, making the track the first song in country music history that was written, performed and produced by all females to hit No.1. Additionally, Kline makes history as the sole producer of the song, becoming the first solo female producer to have a No.1 single at country radio. 

Taking 70 weeks to climb to the top of the chart, “Somebody Like That” also notches the longest chart run for a female artist in the history of Mediabase/Country Aircheck.


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“Words cannot describe how I feel right now,” the ACM nominated artist shared upon hearing the news. “Thank you country radio and the DSPs for believing in and supporting this song, thank you to everyone who wrote about this journey, thank you to all of the fans who listened, requested and streamed this song, and thank you to my amazing team who have supported me from the beginning. You’ve changed my life forever.”

Arts, who was one of the five CRS New Faces of Country Music for 2021 and named to CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021, first debuted “Somebody Like That” during her debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in September of 2019. Now, 19 months later, she has the No.1 single. 

“I can’t wait to continue to write this story together,” Tenille Arts shared. Dreams really do come true!”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.