The 55th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards nominations were released this morning and it saw quite a bit of Canadians, including two Albertans receive nominations in the category of New Female Artist as well as Music Event of the Year. Those artists were Grande Prairies Tenille Townes and Calgary’s Lindsay Ell. Lindasy is nominated for Music Event of the Year with Brantley Gilbert for What Happens In A Small Town, while Tenille is nominated in Music Event of the Year for Fooled Around And Fell In Love with Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack & Elle King. Justin Bieber is also nominated in Music Event of the Year for his song 10,000 Hours with Dan+Shay, along with Song & Music Video of the Year.
For Tenille this caps off an incredible couple days as she was recently presented a commemorative plaque celebrating her outstanding success in Canada, her most recent single “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” reached No. 1 on BDS Canada and Mediabase Canada charts, making it her second chart-topping hit after her debut single “Somebody’s Daughter” reached No. 1 last year. The feat makes Townes the only female in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two No. 1 singles. Additionally, “Jersey on the Wall” was recently certified Gold and “Somebody’s Daughter” was certified Platinum by Music Canada.
Canada will also be represented in the category of Festival of the Year, with Boots and Hearts Music Festival getting nominated. The festival is located in Oro-Medonte, ON, not to far from Barrie.
The 55th ACM Awards will be on April 5th at 6pm MST on CBS.
For a full list of nominations click HERE.