Prominent Female Record Producer Alex Kline Makes History
with Tenille Arts' Triumphant No. 1
"Somebody Like That"
Triple Threat Co-writes, Produces and Plays Multiple Instruments on First No. 1 Country Radio Hit Solely Produced by a Female
Nashville, TN – April 28, 2021 -- Alex Kline, one of Nashville's prominent producers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists, is the first female to solely produce a No. 1 country radio hit (Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart) with Tenille Arts' "Somebody Like That." Kline plays multiple instruments on the chart-topping single that she co-wrote with ACM Award nominee Arts and hitmaker Allison Veltz Cruz (Matt Stell, "Prayed for You") for Arts' critically acclaimed album, Love, Heartbreak & Everything in Between. Additionally, this is the first No. 1 country radio single to be written, performed and produced by an all female team. Kline is also listed at No. 6 on the Billboard Country Producers chart this week. Kline was also recognized by the AIMP Nashville Awards as a nominee for the Nashville Rising Songwriter of the Year Award. Kline has built her career based on her musical intuition and versatility. She brings out the authentic best in any artist who collaborates with her, whether they are a veteran act or a promising newcomer on the rise. “I am so beyond thrilled to not only be a part of this #1 for “Somebody Like That,” but to be a part of making history as a woman producer in country music,” says Kline. “What makes this moment even more special is being able to share it with my very best friends - Tenille Arts and Allison Veltz Cruz.” Alex Kline’s production credits include collections by Terri Clark, Tara Thompson, Adam Brand, Erin Enderlin, John King, Logan Murrell, Jordan Rager, Maggie Rose, and Jillian Cardarelli among others. Kline's 2021 projects in development include writing and producing the follow-up to Arts' Love, Heartbreak & Everything in Between album and producing Stephanie Quayle's forthcoming album featuring her latest single, "Wild Frontier." Kline's extensive success as a songwriter includes Ronnie Dunn ("Damn Drunk"), Reba McEntire ("The Bar Is Getting Lower"), Mitchell Tenpenny ("I Get the Picture"), Gary Allan ("Slide"), Bill Anderson | Meghan Patrick ("Praying Right"), Mason Ramsey ("On My Way"), and songs on these albums: Terri Clark (Raising the Bar), Cassadee Pope (Rise and Shine), Jordan Rager (Habits and Hearts), Tara Thompson (Someone to Take Your Place) and countless others have recorded her songs. For more information about Alex Kline, visit her website at www.AlexKlineMusic.com.
More About Alex Kline: Multi-instrumentalist Alex Kline is among Nashville's prominent producers and songwriters. She plays lead guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, lap steel, and piano and often plays on the records she produces. In 2014, Kline signed a co-venture with Erin Enderlin's company 10,000 Hours
and Reba McEntire's Starstruck Publishing. While honing her craft writing for Starstruck Entertainment, she began producing music, becoming one of the few women to take the lead on production in the Nashville music community. To further grow her business, Kline established Alex Kline Entertainment in 2018. Hailing from Minneapolis, MN and then Marin County, Calif., Kline grew up listening to an array of influential artists from Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendricks to The Chicks. She was inspired to pick up a guitar at age 13 after listening to The Red Hot Chili Pepper's album, Blood Sex Sugar Magic. She realized early that music would be her path in life and learned to play six instruments along the way. Kline is an alumna of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where she studied guitar and songwriting. While there, she took a spring break trip with the university to visit Nashville and, within a few hours, fell in love with the city and its songwriting community. She moved to Nashville in 2008 to pursue her songwriting career. In 2010, she met the Arciero sisters and formed The Lunabelles, an all-women country band. Kline played lead guitar, banjo, dobro, and mandolin. The group landed a Top 50 hit single with "A Place to Shine" as a signed act with Sony Music Nashville. # # # Above Photo(s) Credit of Alex Kline: Ryan Nolan
Below Photo Credit: Katie Kauss
L-R: Alex Kline and Tenille Arts at AIMP Nashville Awards (4/27)
Below Photo Credit: Katie Kauss L-R: Alex Kline and Tenille Arts at AIMP Nashville Awards (4/27)