Toni Tennille is a very popular American singer and a songwriter. She is also a keyboardist and has been known as part of duo Captain and Tennille. She did work together with her ex-husband Daryl Dragon. They did work on a very popular song by the name ‘Love Will Keep Us together.’ Tennille has been able to work also as an independent artist. She has been able to release multiple albums. She has also been known for her contralto vocal range that had over 2.5 octaves. Here is a quick summary of Toni Tennille’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Toni Tennille Early Life
Tennille was born in the year 1940 on May 6th. She was born in Montgomery Alabama. She has three sisters. Her father did own a furniture store and also did work in the Alabama Legislature. Her mother did work as a television show host. She did attend Sidney Lanier School. She completed her studies and eventually did graduate. After graduation, she proceeded to join Auburn University. She studied for two years.
She did study classical piano as well as did sing with the big university band. The band was popularly known as Auburn Knights. In the year 1959, together with the family, they did migrate to Balboa, California. She did work as a file clerk and later statistical analyst for the North American Rockwell Corporation. She has been married several times. The first time she got married was in the year 1962. She got married to Kenneth Shearer. However, after ten years, they got divorced. She would later find love in Daryl Dragon, as they got married in the year 1975. The couple did live in Prescott Arizona. They got divorced in the year 2014. She migrated to Florida.
Toni Tennille Career
Tennille started her career in the 1960s after she became a member of the South Coast Repertory. She was requested by one of the directors of the repertory to be able to write music for a new rock musical that he was working on by the name Mother Earth. The song did achieve huge success. She would later meet her future husband, Daryl, in one of the auditions for mother Earth. Tennille did join The Beach Boys as a guitarist. Tennille and Daryl would later leave the band to form their group that was dubbed ‘Captain & Tennille.’
They started by performing in various clubs. Their first debut single was ‘The Way I want to touch You.’ This song launched in the year 1973. They later did sign a contract with A&M records. They did a remix of ‘Love Will Keep Us Together.’ This song was able to achieve huge success as it went on to win a Grammy Award in the year 1975. Tennille has been able to serve as a backup singer in various songs. She has also been able to host her show dubbed ‘Toni Tennille Show.’ She has been able her memoir. She has also been able to release solo tracks and an album.
Awards and Achievements
Tennille has had a very successful career in the music industry. Together with her former partner, Daryl, they were able to release ‘Love Will Keep us together.’ This song was able to achieve huge success as it went on to win a Grammy Award in the category of Record of the Year. This was in 1975.
Net worth of Toni Tennille
Tennille has a net worth of over $11.5 million. This wealth has been generated from her successful career as a musician. Together with her partner, they were able to achieve very good sales of their albums. The duo also did perform in various concerts and shows. She has also been a host of her television show. All these activities have helped to increase her net worth.
Tennille was a very consistent artist in her career as a musician. She had a very good voice that made her fans to always fall in love with her every time she did release a song. She has at one time been able to sing at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.