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Townes takes four CCMA honors

Monday, September 9, 2019 – Tenille Townes won four awards at the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards, the most of any act.

Townes, who will release her debut album in the U.S. on Sony Nashville, won honors for Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year ("Somebody's Daughter"), Anthem Entertainment Songwriter of the Year and Video of the Year ("Somebody's Daughter"). She shared the songwriter's honor with Luke Laird and Barry Dean.

Dallas Smith won the Entertainer of the Year award along with the Male Artist of the Year.

The Washboard Union started the night by winning the Best Group or Duo Award of the Year. The Reklaws won the Ford CCMA Best Album of the Year with their 2018 album, "Feels Like That."

Jade Eagleson took home the Rising Star Award.

Brett Kissel led the male nominations with five nods and won the Apple Music Fans' Choice.

Ell scored the award for Interactive Artist or Group of the Year.

Donovan Woods took home Roots Album of the Year for "Both Ways."

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 inductees were Charlie Major and Anya Wilson.

The show as held in Calgary and hosted by Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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