Tenille Townes is walking away from the JUNO’s with the 2023 Country Album of the Year award, for her 2022 released album MASQUERADES.
Others nominated for the Country Album of the Year Award include the Bluenort Alberta band High Valley, Jade Eagleson, the Reklaws and Orville Peck. This is the second time the Grande Prairie artist has received the JUNO recognition, having won the Country Album of the Year award back in 2021 for her debut album The Lemonade Stand.
On Sunday Townes took to Facebook thanking those who helped her get to this point, and supported her so can do what she loves. She goes on to share where the songs from MASQUERADES come from.
“These songs are pages from my journal and you gave me the courage to share these pieces of my truth,” Townes writes. “I love singing these songs with you guys. Thanks to all the co-writers, producers, musicians, and creative forces a part of bringing this record to life and to champions of this project who lifted it up.”
Townes also was up for Song Writer of the Year for the songs on her 2022 released album MASQUERADES, including The Last Time, When You Need It, and When’s It Going to Happen. However, Abel Tesfaye’s songs “Less Than Zero,” “Out of Time,” and “Sacrifice” won the 2023 award.
Townes is set to make her first JUNO Awards performance Monday night.