Weyburn’s own Tenille Arts received two nominations for the Canadian Country Music Association awards, announced on Wednesday.
She is up for Album of the Year for “Love, Heartbreak and Everything in Between”, and for the Rising Star Award.
In posts on social media, Tenille said, “I don’t even know what’s happening, but I do know that I’m so grateful and sending all of my love back home to Canada today!”
She said in a radio interview that winning a CCMA award has been a long-time dream of hers, and she knows many of the artists who have also been nominated along with her.
In the past year, her single “Somebody Like That” reached No. 10 in Canada and in the Top 40 in the U.S., and she has performed on the Today Show and on The Bachelor, and sang the Canadian National Anthem at the 2020 NBA All-Star game in Chicago.
The CCMA awards will air on Sept. 27 on Global and on the Global TV app. The awards will be filmed in two locations, at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Ontario, and in Nashville, to honour the biggest names in Canadian country music.