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Emerging singer, songwriter and performer Tenille Townes 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. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5 at 8:00pmET/7:00pm CT.

The nominations continue a breakthrough series of years for Townes, whose new EP, Road to the Lemonade Stand, was released earlier this month via Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here). With the release of the EP, Townes is inviting fans to join her on the journey to her highly anticipated debut album, The Lemonade Stand. Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town), the EP features five songs written by Townes including her current single, “Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking),” which was recently Gold certified in Canada, as well as a rendition of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy.” Last month, “Jersey” reached #1 on the BDS Canada and Mediabase Canada country radio charts, making it Townes’ second chart-topping single following her Canadian Platinum-certified “Somebody’s Daughter.” This accomplishment makes Townes the only female in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two #1 singles. Released to critical acclaim, Rolling Stone calls “Jersey,” “a stirring, full-bodied anthem about loss and faith,” while Taste of Country proclaims, “Townes continues to release music grounded in empathy…She aims for a higher brand of acclaim and satisfaction.”

In celebration of the release, Townes will kick off the “Road to the Lemonade Stand Acoustic Tour” this spring with stops at Chicago’s Carol’s Pub, Boston’s City Winery, New York’s Rockwood Music Hall and Washington DC’s City Winery among others. The headline run adds to an impressive 2020 tour itinerary, which includes Stagecoach Festivalon April 25, Ryman Auditorium with Hot Country Knights on April 29 and several spring/summer dates supporting Alan Jackson and Sugarland. See below for complete details. Townes will also be included in the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s new American Currents: State of the Music exhibit, which opens on March 6.

Canadian-born and Nashville-based, Townes is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards and recently 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. 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.” Townes also 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 addition to her work as a musician and songwriter, Townes remains committed to charitable causes including her own initiative, Big Hearts For Big Kids, which has raised over $1.9 million to date benefiting a youth shelter in her hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta. More information can be found at


1. “Holding Out For The One”

2. “White Horse”

3. “Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)”

4. “I Kept The Roses”

5. “Somebody’s Daughter”

6. “Stupid Boy”


March 7—Berlin, Germany—Verti Music Hall

March 8—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live

March 10—Cologne, Germany—Club Volta

March 11—Munich, Germany—Hansa 39

March 13—London, UK—The O2

March 14—Glasgow, UK—SSE Hydro

March 15—Dublin, Ireland—3Arena

March 26—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center*

March 27—Springfield, MO—JQH Arena*

March 28—Kissimmee, FL—Country Thunder

April 8—Green Cove Springs, FL—Clay County Fair

April 17—Biloxi, MS—Crawfish Music Festival

April 19—Florence, AZ—Country Thunder

April 25—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Festival

April 29—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium#

April 30—Chicago, IL—Carol’s Pub†

May 1—Grand Rapids, MI—The State†

May 2—Indianapolis, IN—Lo-Fi Lounge†

May 6—Boston, MA—City Winery†

May 7—New York, NY—Rockwood Music Hall†

May 8—Washington, DC—City Winery†

May 9—Vienna, VA—Jammin Java†

June 4—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡

June 5—Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview‡

June 6—Hartford, CT—Xfinity Theatre‡

June 12—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman‡

June 13—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion‡

June 14—Austin, TX—Germania Insurance Amphitheater‡

June 18—Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater‡

June 19—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion‡

June 20—San Diego, CA—North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre‡

June 25—Sacramento, CA—Toyota Amphitheater‡

June 26—Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre‡

July 2—Aurora, IL—River Edge Park‡

July 3—Prior Lake, MN—Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater‡

July 10—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center‡

July 11—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion‡

July 12—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater ‡

July 16—Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center‡

July 18—Bangor, ME—Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion‡

July 19—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion‡

July 30—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center‡

July 31—Atlanta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre‡

August 1—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion‡

August 7—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena*

August 23—Calgary, AB—Country Thunder Alberta

August 28—Detroit, MI—Little Caesars Arena*

August 29—Green Bay, WI—Resch Center*

October 2—Salt Lake City, UT—Vivint Smart Home Arena*

October 3—Denver, CO—Pepsi Center*

*supporting Alan Jackson

#supporting Hot Country Knights

†“Road to the Lemonade Stand Acoustic Tour”

‡supporting Sugarland


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