Fly Butterfly


CD Art - Fly Butterfly 6.25x6.25 2Newest single, Fly Butterfly, a moving and uplifting song.

To listen or download Fly Butterfly 
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I was inspired to write Fly Butterfly because of my work

with Adams Angels Ministry, a non-profit organization

that helps families who face childhood cancer.

Spending time with these special children is a humbling experience.

Their strength and courage is amazing,

a constant reminder that God’s Love is at work.


Fly Butterfly is my message to these children,

and anyone else dealing with life’s trials and hardships.

If we stay focused on the beauty and color of life,

nothing can bring us down.

No matter what happens, our pain is only temporary

and we can look forward to a time when we can truly fly freely.


I encourage YOU to reach out and give of yourself.

It changes your heart and it pleases our Great God.

God’s Miracles happen when there is LOVE!


Please help by downloading Fly Butterfly!

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Proceeds go to Adam’s Angels Ministry.





2014 Sounds of An American Life press release.


KTEX 106 FM Brenham, Morning Express, Trailboss TROY& Kellie OUTLAW,Tena Rae’s interview

KTEX 106 FM, CACTUS KEN MURRAY, Tena Rae interview

LITE FM 94.1 Brenahm, Abbi Rhodes, Tena Rae’s interview

Tena Rae Helm Returns with New Concert at Unity 2014

Brenham’s own vocalist and songwriter Tena Rae Helm will bring her wonderful new concert, inspired by our unique American life, to Unity Theatre on March 22nd. The concert features a new collection of music, focusing on Tena Rae’s outstanding vocal talent. Accompanied by a pianist and fiddle player in a classic intimate setting, Tena Rae celebrates the music that inspires all Americans including beloved classics, inspirational ballads, and some of her own original songs influenced by her Texas roots.


 “Last March, Sounds of An American Life was a big hit with our audiences said Kate Revnell-Smith, executive artistic director of Unity Theatre. “We are excited to present a new version of the show, with a more relaxed setting, centering on Tena’s vocal range. 


Sounds of An American Life is an ever-changing celebration of the American songbook,” said Helm, who is also the show’s producer. “I am focusing on the vocal message of the songs to inspire and uplift my audience. This concert is a life-long dream for me. I am thrilled to perform songs we all love and have been inspired by our American life, such as “Dream the Impossible Dream”, “Born Free”, and “Amazing Grace.”


The event will take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 22. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Unity Theatre Box Office at 979-830-8358. Located at 300 Church Street in Brenham, the Box Office is also open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays.


Show sponsors include Brenham National Bank, Coca-Cola, Cordelia Cummings, ExxonMobil, Don & Anne Kinney, Harley & Jayme Ponder, and Sterling & Jane Womack.


Tena Rae Helm has entertained crowds since she was a young girl, and her teen years were consumed with modeling and professional theatre. As a young adult, she spent ten years as lead vocalist for the Eclipse Orchestra, performing across the U.S.


While living in Houston, Helm headlined at the Swiss Chalet, The Great Caruso, Houston Astros and Rockets games, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She has performed with greats such as Howard Hartman, Vince Gill and Trisha Yearwood.


Helm’s first album in 2004, titled Tena Rae, launched her recording career. Her second CD, Embracing Every Moment, was released in 2010 with many original songs. Its upbeat single, Nobody’s Watching, climbed the charts to the top 100, as part of the Texas Music Radio Tour.


Today Helm performs in many venues, including non-profit events, and continues to write music and record original music.  She plans to release her third album, Sounds of An American Life–LIVE, with HD live video of the full concert early this year and, in late 2014, Helm will be releasing a new Christmas album and Christian album. Her new single and music video, Not Gonna Hold You, will also be released this year.


For more information go

2013 “Sounds of an American Life” LIVE Concert

Tena Rae Helm photo master

Tena Rae Helm shares musical memories of the generations.


Producer TENA RAE HELM Music Director / Pianist / Vocals ROBERT COLER Fiddle KEVIN CARTER Sound Manager PERON EINKAUF Visuals / Video Production TRAE PRODUCTIONS Business Manager ANNE KINNEY Costume Assistant KAYLA ZWAHR Guitar / Vocals NEIL KULHANEK Keyboard GREG BUENGER Stage Manager / Light Operator ALAN WILL Photography / Videography JAMES PHARAON CREATIVE Technical Manager MICHAEL WOOTEN Marketing Manager / Playbill SHARON BRASS

SPONSORED BY Anonymous, John & Jane Barnhill, Brenham National Bank, Coca-Cola, Cordelia Cummings, ExxonMobil, K-Bob’s Steakhouse, KTEX & KWHI Radio, Don & Anne Kinney, Kwik Kopy Business Center, Harley & Jayme Ponder, Sterling &Jane Womack,Michael&Patti Wooten.

CONCERT “TXLDA” 5K Run/Walk Houston


“Tribute to Brother Johnny Cash” CONCERT


Tena Rae will be featured with Tommy Cash (brother of Johnny Cash) at Cypress Saloon.

 Saturday September 29, 8:00 pm


The Christmas Stroll Brenham, Texas


Hi Everyone,

 Tonight!  Friday December , 2nd  2011

The Christmas Stroll and Parade” 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Downtown Brenham,  Texas

 Entertainer Tena Rae Helm, with some of her vocal students, will perform songs from the era mixed with Christmas carols.

View our videos on YouTube

 Costumed characters from the historical story will take part in this year’s lighted Christmas Parade at Christmas Stroll, starting at 6:00 along Main and Alamo Streets. After the parade, the characters will greet Toubin Park visitors to continue the celebration of Toubin Park’s opening. 

  Actors include Geneva Aguilar, Tony Meeks and Barry Brass, all part of the acting troupe who performed at the recent opening of Toubin Park.

 Book Cover A new historical book, about Washington County’s turbulent past, will be sold this year at Christmas Stroll. The author, Sharon Brass, will be on hand to sign copies of the popular book for purchasers. She and the books will be at the corner of Alamo and Park Streets, near the new historic Toubin Park.

Come out and Join us!

Happy Holidays!    Love, Tena Rae

Happy New Year!

Love, Tena Rae


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 Listen to: Put The Givin’ First  

Put The Givin’ First Message Video.

A message from Tena Rae Helm
During this Thanksgiving season, I want to share a special song with you, Put the Givin’ First.  I hope that it touches your heart and inspires you to make a difference in someone’s life.   After you listen, please forward it to your friends and family.
 The motivation for this song came from a Brenham ministry, Adam’s Angels, that helps families who face childhood cancer.  I’ve been involved with Adam’s Angels for four years, and I’ve been honored to spend time with some of the families they support. Many of these parents bravely sacrifice their own comforts and worldly possessions while trying to save their children.
  I was moved to create a song that would bring love and hope to people who are living through such hard times.  I wanted to make a difference   — not just for cancer patients, but also for others who struggle with life’s hardships.
 I am blessed to have very talented people in my life, who came together for this cause.  These folks generously gave their time, so there was no  cost in the production of Put the Givin’ First. 
Mark Richardson:  producer
Tena Rae Helm, Cheryl Amelang, Doug Deforest:  song writers
Cheryl Amelang:   piano
Ernie Wells:   guitar and engineer
Mark Richardson:  bass guitar
Steve Allison:  drums
Tena Rae Helm:  vocals
Don Hirsh:  video highlights



  Please help us make a difference this Thanksgiving.  Share Put the Givin’ First with everyone you know.  Together, we can brighten someone’s life and let them know they are not alone.  Together we can be their guiding light. 
 Pass it on . . .
 God bless you and happy holidays!
Tena Rae
 To learn more about Adam’s Angels Ministry or to donate, go to

Concert AMPHITHEATRE Brenham,Texas


Toubin Park Grand Opening








Tena Rae Helm will be performing the role of Charlotte Lamoure, queen of the Old Brenham Opry House.  Also serving as Music Director for the production. The music and costumes depict life in the Civil War era.

Backporch Family Music Festival Concert

Tena Rae Helm In Concert 

Backporch  Family Music Festival   BIG Creek, Lake Somerville



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