It is a breakout year for Townes, whose is the most nominated artist at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards with six nominations and whose critically acclaimed debut album, The Lemonade Stand, is out now on Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. 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 recently performed on NBC’s “TODAY.”
Breakthrough singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes is the winner of New Female Artist of the Year at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards. This year’s awards host, Keith Urban, surprised Townes with the news via Zoom. Townes joins an impressive list of winners in the category including previous recipients Ashley McBryde, Lauren Alaina, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini. Of the honor, Townes shares, “I’ll always remember this feeling, standing here as a new artist. I feel so honoured and incredibly grateful just to be a part of this country music community that inspires me. Receiving this ACM Award feels like belief from that community, and that means so much to me.”
The Lemonade Stand Track List
Karissa Ella is encouraging women to remain true to themselves with her new single “Girls.” Exclusively premiered by Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country, this song is bound to be the song of the Summer with it’s important message and feel-good vibe. Karissa is encouraging all the girls to be independent and reminds them that they are all beautiful with this new song.
“This song is a reminder to embrace who you are and never change! We are all strong, unique, and beautiful. Keep doing your thing and keep taking over the world! I am excited to hear what listeners think of my new single ‘Girls,’” says Ella.
Listen to Karissa Ella’s “Girls” here.
Courtney Marie Andrews’ “Tiny Desk Home Concert”
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Courtney Marie Andrews is featured today as part of NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series performing four songs from her acclaimed new album, Old Flowers: “Burlap String,” “It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault,” “If I Told” and “Ships In The Night.” Of Andrews, NPR Music’s Bob Boilen praises, “One of the shining lights of Americana music.”
In celebration of the new album, Andrews was also recently featured on “CBS This Morning” performing as part of their “Saturday Sessions” series. Produced by Andrew Sarlo (Bon Iver, Big Thief), Old Flowers was released last month on Fat Possum Records and continues to receive widespread critical praise.