Tenille Townes Teams With Homeless Girl Scouts for Powerful Version of ‘Somebody’s Daughter’ [Watch]
Tenille Townes is giving new meaning to her song "Somebody's Daughter" by aligning with a nationwide organization that supports young women.
The up-and-coming country star recorded a revised version of the track that shines a spotlight on homelessness. The song the voices of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Troop 6000, which is comprised of girls who have been, or are currently, homeless or live in shelters and other forms of low-income housing.
Townes invited the troop into a recording session with her and producer Daniel Tashian, allowing them to lend their voices to a song she wrote about a young woman she saw on the side of the road who was homeless. The lyrics ponder her life story.
In the reimagined version, Townes takes lead vocals over a piano melody as Troop 6000 stomp and clap in the background, giving the song vibrant new energy. Their voices join in with Townes' on the chorus, harmoniously reprising the song's title.
"When we sang, that just really melted me. Hearing their voices on that 'somebody's daughter' line was something pretty special, especially knowing that they all really do have quite a remarkable story," the songstress reflects in a behind-the-scenes video that takes viewers inside the studio. "These girls have more courage than I think most people in their entire lives have to find and I look up to them so very much. They really inspire me."
In addition to supporting Girl Scouts, Townes is also throwing her support behind women as part of Cracker Barrel's Five Decades, One Voice campaign where she's mentored by Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker. She's also set to open for Miranda Lambert on select dates of her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour on select dates in the fall.
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