Weyburn’s Tenille Arts takes home CCMA for Rising Star

Tenille Arts continues to make a name for herself in the world of country music.

On Sunday night. the 26-year-old from Weyburn captured her first ever CCMA award as she took home the “Rising Star” honour at the show which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19.

The three big winners were Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel, and Tenille Townes, who picked up three trophies apiece.

Dallas Smith took home the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for the second consecutive year. Smith was also lauded for his accomplishments in 2020 on Saturday night at the CCMA Music Industry Awards where he took home awards in both the Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year presented by Music Canada and Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year categories.

Kissel grabbed  the Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and, for the second year in a row, Fans’ Choice. On Saturday night. Kissel also celebrated a win at the CCMA Music Industry Awards for Creator Director(s) of the Year, for work on his album Now or Never.  That album was produced by Bart McKay of Saskatoon. Kissel now has 18 career CCMA’s.

Townes took the award for  Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter(s), and Video of the Year categories.

Langenburg’s Jess Moskaluke had been nominated for Female Artist of the Year, “The Hunter Brothers” from Shaunavon were up for Group/duo of the year and Kalsey Kulyk of Hudson Bay was nominated in the Roots Album of the Year category.


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