Tenille Townes. Photograph courtesy of Sony Music Nashville
Tenille Townes was the grand winner of the 2022 Canadian Nation Music Awards, together with “Feminine Artist of the 12 months.” She talked about her music, her performing debut, and her newest initiatives.
CCMA A number of Winner
This yr marked Townes’ fourth consecutive CCMA “Feminine Artist of the 12 months” award. “That was loopy,” she admitted. “CCMAs on the whole had been loopy. It was a whole lot of enjoyable celebrating an important yr. It was wonderful to have the ability to share that with my household in Alberta. It was such a particular night time. I liked enjoying on the present and co-hosting it. Merely I liked it.”
“The truth that folks have heard these songs they usually have made their method into folks’s lives is really wonderful. That’s the reason why we do what we do, particularly when music has discovered a method into their lives,” he added.
“For me, the narrative side of the music is an important factor,” he acknowledged. “Composers are a part of telling the story of human existence in a tapestry of all our experiences.”
Townes had nice phrases about Canadian Nation Music Corridor of Famer Michelle Wright. “Michelle is just the queen, she is the ‘Fairy Godmother’ to all of us in nation music. I like her very a lot,” Townes mentioned.
She revealed that she can be an enormous fan of Carolyn Daybreak Johnson and Patricia Conroy. “Carolyn is considered one of my favourite songwriters and human beings, she took me beneath her wing in so some ways,” she mentioned. “Patricia is a legend, she is an unbelievable composer. She’s nonetheless writing songs that amaze folks,” Townes added.
His single “The Final Time” is in regards to the common feeling of unhappiness one has after realizing an occasion in life that occurred for the final time.
dream duo choices
Townes listed Brett Kissel, Nate Haller, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton as his dream selections for male collaboration on music. “I am an enormous fan of Brett Kissel, he is somebody I’ve grown up with. Brett may be very good, he remembers everybody’s identify and may be very beneficiant. I am additionally an enormous fan of Nate Haller’s voice,” he mentioned.
Concerning the title of the present chapter of his life, Townes mentioned: “A season of looking, in a great way.” “I really feel very impressed and enlightened by the following chapter of music that I am engaged on,” she mentioned. “I am writing some stuff whereas I am on tour.”
Relating to his career-defining moments, Townes mentioned: “My grandfather purchased me my first guitar once I was 14 years previous and I fell in love with the songwriting course of. That was so elementary to me. My first tour was enjoying for Miranda Lambert and Little Massive City. That was an important dream.”
“Additionally, enjoying the Grand Ole Opry for the primary time was very particular to me, and sharing that second with everybody who got here from Alberta was loopy, it was the most important hug I may have imagined,” he mentioned.
Townes made her performing debut within the Hallmark thriller “Time for Him to Come Dwelling for Christmas,” the place Blake Shelton served as government producer. “It was a dream to be part of,” he mentioned. “I grew up watching all of the Hallmark motion pictures with my mother, so it was a full circle second. That was the primary time I needed to do one thing like that.”
“Tyler Hynes was very good. She was so nervous being on set, however he has such a form spirit. Everybody was great, it was an important total expertise. Having Blake government produce was wonderful,” she added.
On his definition of the phrase success, Townes mentioned: “Success means making folks really feel one thing actual, being within the second, and sharing that house with everybody. I really feel very glad to be at this level within the journey.”
His single “The Final Time” is obtainable on digital service suppliers for by clicking right here.