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Artist of the Week: Tenille Townes

29 April 2022 | 10:41 am | Mallory Arbour

CountryTown is proud to announce Tenille Townes as our Artist Of The Week!

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CountryTown is proud to announce Canadian-born and Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Tenille Townes as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of her new EP Masquerades.

Raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Townes began her career under her birthname, Tenille Nadkrynechny. In a 2018 interview on Everything GP, she explained, "Townes is actually from Township Road 722, which is the road that I grew up on and the house that built me essentially, so that’s where that all comes from.”

Following the release of her first two albums Real (2011) and Light (2013), she moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. In 2018, she signed a record deal with Columbia Nashville, and released the EP Living Room Worktapes. Her first single with the label, Somebody’s Daughter, reached #1 on the Canadian Country chart the following year. She also toured with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town and appeared on Donovan Wood’s album The Other Way in 2018.

In 2019, she won four CCMA Awards, including one for ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and three for Somebody’s Daughter – which won ‘Single’, ‘Song’ and ‘Video of the Year.’ She released her EP Road to the Lemonade Stand as well as her critically acclaimed album, The Lemonade Stand in 2020. Since its release, Townes has been named ‘New Female Artist of the Year’ at the 55th ACM Awards, won three awards at the 2020 CCMAs, making her an eight-time CCMA winner, and received her first JUNO Award for ‘Country Album Of The Year’ at the 50th JUNO Awards.

The 28-year-old recently joined country newcomer, Nate Smith for the duet version of I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven. Townes will perform at CMC Rocks QLD in Australia alongside headliners Brad Paisley, Kane Brown and Morgan Evans this September.

The new EP, Masquerades signals the beginning of a new chapter for Townes after she spent the last two years growing, reflecting, and evolving as an artist. It features collaborations with Wrabel and BRELAND.

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Masquerades is me setting aside the smiling face I hide behind sometimes and letting the world see more of who I am. In this process, I realised that I am two different people, and I struggle between those two often,” Townes shared in a press release. “I am the introverted songwriter and the fiery performer, and both are true to who I am. I look forward to showing more of these sides in my music and live performances. Music has always been a bridge for me between both of these sides, and I hope this music can help others who can relate.”


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