The newly crowned ACM New Female Artist of the Year, Tenille Townes, recently released a breathtaking rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Townes, who says the song was a catalyst in securing her record deal, released a special acoustic performance video from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to accompany the song’s release.
“This song brings me comfort and hope, and during these times, we could all use a little bit of both,” Townes shares. “I wanted to share my version of this song because it holds a special place in my heart. It played an instrumental role in my signing at Sony Music and it has always been a special song to me, but right now, this song has reached a different place in me than it ever has before. I hope the word ‘Hallelujah’ carries a reminder that we’re going to be ok.”
This past year has been a breakout year for Townes. She recently released her debut album, The Lemonade Stand, to rave reviews. In addition, she was the most nominated artist for this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards, garnering a whopping six nominations.
With her incredible debut album, she also won New Female Artist of the Year at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, where she will be performing on Wednesday, September 16th.