Meet the 2019 Oakwood Homes Acoustic Christmas Acts - Tenille Townes

Y96.9 and Oakwood Homes have teamed up once again, not only to throw the Holiday party of the year, but to raise some money for the kids at St. Jude as well. Our annual Acoustic Christmas is back!!!

This year's event will take place December 3rd at Cowboy’s in Downtown Colorado Springs, and once again, we have some of the brightest new stars from Nashville! Here's the lineup;

  • Mitchell Tenpenny
  • Jameson Rodgers
  • Tenille Townes
  • Brandon Ratcliff
  • Filmore

Five incredible acts, one stage, and it only costs you $9.69… Better yet, ALL of that money goes straight to the kids at St Jude Children Research Hospital.

Each week, we'd also like you to get to know one of the artists a little better. Today it's Tenille Townes!

The Canadian-born Townes, isn’t quite like anyone else who has graced the city’s stages. With the lyrical fortitude of Griffin or Lori McKenna, the soulful nature of Chris Stapleton or even Adele, Townes is paving ground all her own.

Townes insisted that her parents – supportive, hard-working local entrepreneurs – sign her up for singing lessons at the age of five, which led to owning her first guitar from her grandparents at fourteen. It was perfect timing, as Townes had already started to explore what it would be like to set her poetry to music. While other kids were reading Shakespeare and studying, Townes added the craft of famed songwriters like Carolyn Dawn Johnson to her workload, developing her own narrative style before most other teenagers even headed to prom.

Townes moved to Nashville permanently four years ago, at just nineteen – driving 45 hours from her hometown of Grande Prairie. Once settled in Nashville, Townes spent her days songwriting and her nights at guitar pulls or at the Bluebird, studying everything she could. Eventually, she scored a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog, and headed into the studio to record her debut.

She's since gone on to release her first top 30 single, "Somebody's Daughter," and is following that up with a song that is creating a ton of buzz around the country, "Jersey on the Wall (I'm Just Asking)."

A four award winner at the 2019 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Tenille Townes is about to be one of country music's next superstars!

Tickets to see this amazing show are on sale now. Grab yours here.

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