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Tenille Townes Bares Her Soul On New EP ‘Masquerades’

28 April 2022 | 12:54 pm | Staff Writer

The EP signals the beginning of a new chapter for Tenille Townes after she spent the last two years growing, reflecting, and evolving as an artist.

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Canadian-born and Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Tenille Townes has released her latest seven-track EP, Masquerades, which includes collaborations with Wrabel and BRELAND. 

The EP signals the beginning of a new chapter for Townes after she spent the last two years growing, reflecting, and evolving as an artist.

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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Townes released her first album, Real, in 2011. Light followed in 2013. In 2018, she signed a record deal with Columbia Nashville. Her first single with the label, Somebody’s Daughter, reached #1 on the Canadian Country chart the following year. She 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.

She 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.

Masquerades Tracklisting:

1. When You Need It (featuring Wrabel)
2. When’s It Gonna Happen
3. The Sound of Being Alone
4. Villain In Me
5. Shared Walls (featuring BRELAND)
6. Same Road Home
 7. Light In Your Eyes

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