July 22, 2020—Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes is the most nominated artist at the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards with six nominations: Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (“Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)”), Video of the Year (“Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)”), Interactive Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice Award. The reigning CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Townes won all four of her nominated categories at last year’s ceremony and led the night with the most awards received. The 2020 CCMA Awards presented by TD will air Sunday, September 27 at 9:00PM on Global and streaming on the Global TV App.
The nominations add to a breakout year for Townes, whose critically acclaimed debut album, The Lemonade Stand, is out now on Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records (stream/purchase here). Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town), the album consists of twelve songs written by Townes including “When I Meet My Maker,” which she performed yesterday on the 3rd Hour of NBC’s “TODAY.” Watch/share HERE.
Of the album, Townes reflects, “The Lemonade Stand is a collection of songs that mean so much to me and are the way I see the world in this season of my life right now. I want this music to be like a gathering place, where people can come and be filled up. I hope this record reminds people of who they are, that they are not alone, and reminds them of their dreams. This record is the dream that I had when I was a seven-year-old kid singing along in the backseat of the car. She would really be freaking out right now.”
In celebration of the album release, Townes recently raised $89,000 during her virtual “Big Hearts For Big Kids” fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting two organizations: Sunrise House (a local youth shelter in Townes’ hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta) and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Troop 6000 (an initiative that supports girls without permanent housing in the Nashville area). In the eleven years since Townes started the annual fundraiser, “Big Hearts For Big Kids” has raised over $2 million. Hosted at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the event featured Townes performing songs from the new album as well as special at-home performances from Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, Ashley McBryde, Lori McKenna, Chrissy Metz, John Osborne and Lucie Silvas.
The release of The Lemonade Stand continues an already notable career for Townes, who is nominated for two awards at the 55th ACM Awards: New Female Artist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack and Elle King. She is also a MusicRow 2020 Next Big Thing Artist, an 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.” Additionally, Townes is featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s new American Currents: State of the Music exhibit.
THE LEMONADE STAND TRACK LIST
1. Holding Out For The One
2. Where You Are
3. Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)
5. White Horse
6. I Kept The Roses
7. When I Meet My Maker
8. Come As you Are
9. The Way You Look Tonight
10. Find You
11. Somebody’s Daughter
12. The Most Beautiful Things