Tenille Townes emerges as top winner at CCMA Awards

At the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday in Calgary, Tenille Townes accepted the award for entertainer of the year

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Tenille Townes is known as one of Canada's biggest country music stars. On Sunday, 

she won five awards at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Calgary, which only added to her reputation.

Townes was also a co-host, along with Atlanta musician Blanco Brown. Before the weekend, Townes had the most nominations, with seven.

She won awards for best songwriter, best female artist, best single for "Girl Who Didn't Care," best entertainer, and best album for "Masquerades."

The singer from Grande Prairie, who now lives in Nashville, said, "This is so cool." "Man, it feels so good to be back here in Alberta." She was

paying tribute to female artists who came before her. "Dream come true" 
It's been 40 years since the CCMAs started, and she said,