Tenille Townes Recruits Friends For Uplifting ‘Lean On Me’ Cover

Tenille Townes and a few of her artist friends, Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton, Keelan Donovan, Alex Hall, Adam Hambrick and…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 1, 2020

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Tenille Townes and a few of her artist friends, Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton, Keelan Donovan, Alex Hall, Adam Hambrick and Caylee Hammack, joined forces on a goosebump-inducing cover of “Lean On Me.”

Released on Wednesday (April 1), the uplifting clip features each artist singing their portion of the song from the comfort of their own homes while practicing social distancing. Their seven voices blend together beautifully throughout the clip, giving new life to the Bill Withers classic.

Townes hopes the all-star collab brings a bit of hope to fans during this difficult time.

“These crazy times right now make me so grateful for my friends, for music, and the way we are still all connected,” Townes shared in a statement. “It brought me so much joy hearing everybody’s voices come together on this song, and it’s my hope that it brings people a little joy and comfort out there when they hear it. We really all do need somebody to lean on, especially right now. It was really fun to sing this song together across the distance!”

Click above to watch Townes, Anderson, Ashton, Donovan, Hall, Hambrick and Hammack sing “Lean On Me.”

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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.