Tenille Townes is the winner of New Female Artist of the Year at the 55th Academy of Country Music (ACM) 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 honour, 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.”
Still to come, Townes is also nominated for Musical Event of the Year for “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack and Elle King at this year’s ACM Awards. Townes will also perform during the awards ceremony, which will air on CBS on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.