Tenille Townes Celebrates Women in the FFA with New Song and Video
It’s National FFA week and Tenille Townes is celebrating by honoring 50 years of women in the FFA with a…
Tenille Townes; Photo by Marji Alaniz
It’s National FFA week and Tenille Townes is celebrating by honoring 50 years of women in the FFA with a new song and video.
Teaming up with the Ram Truck Brand, Townes penned the original track “In My Blood” and recorded it with an all-female team in the studio. The mid-tempo tune features lyrics that celebrate the values of the milestone: women, hard work, courage and integrity.
“It is an honour to have written this song with the heart of women in agriculture in mind,” Townes shared in a statement. “These are the women who inspire and shape all of us and it makes me think of the strong women in my life I grew up looking up to. The ones who made me believe anything is possible. Their legacy is something we get to keep building upon and that’s what I was dreaming about writing this song.”
The official music video was just released and highlights various females in agriculture as well as shots of Townes in the studio recording the song.
“It was also such a cool experience recording this song with an all-female team in the studio,” Townes added. “This project has truly reminded me how many incredible women I’m surrounded by and I’m so grateful to be a part of celebrating that in the 50th Anniversary of Women in FFA with this song! I had the pleasure of hanging with amazing young FFA members in Indianapolis this past year and was blown away by their character and kindness. Makes me feel like the next 50 years are in very good hands.”
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