Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Tenille Townes won four awards at the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards: Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”), Anthem Entertainment Songwriter of the Year and Video of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”). Winning all four of her nominated categories, Townes lead the night with the most awards received.
Additionally, Townes’ 10th annual Big Hearts For Big Kids benefit concert will take place this Saturday, September 14 at the Entrec Center in Grand Prairie, Alberta. Over the past nine years since Townes started this initiative, the event has raised over $1.5 million to benefit The Sunrise House —a local youth shelter in Townes’ hometown of Grand Prairie. In addition to a headline performance from Townes, the concert will also feature a songwriters round with Adam Hambrick, Gordie Sampson and Striking Matches.
These recognitions celebrate a breakout year for Townes, whose forthcoming full-length debut album, which was produced by Jay Joyce, is set for release via Columbia Nashville. In advance of the release, Townes has debuted four album tracks: “Jersey On The Wall,” “White Horse,” “ I Kept The Roses” and lead single “Somebody’s Daughter,” which reached No. 1 on both Mediabase and Nielsen BDS Country Airplay in Canada. Of Townes, Billboard praises, “…knack for writing story songs that make the listener stop and think,” while Music Row declares, “Tenille Townes is the future. Get on board now.”
Adding to her breakthrough year, Townes recently participated in Cracker Barrel’s “Five Decades, One Voice” campaign—a project created to highlight the importance of women in country music by celebrating legendary female artists and those following in their footsteps. For the project, Townes was personally selected by Brandi Carlile to collaborate on new versions of two songs—Townes’ “ Somebody’s Daughter ” and Carlile’s “Fulton County Jane Doe.”
In support of the new music, Townes will join Miranda Lambert on her “Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour” this fall and will perform select dates with Maren Morris in November. See below for complete tour details.
Already receiving widespread attention, Townes has been named iHeartCountry’s “On The Verge” artist and has been included in Amazon Music’s “2019 Artists To Watch,” CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” iHeart Radio’s “Artists To Watch in 2019,” “The Bobby Bones Show’s” “Class of 2019,” CMT’s “Listen Up” and the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage.”