Tenille Townes Wows With Debut Single ‘Somebody’s Daughter’ At 2020 ACM Awards

Tenille Townes; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS
Tenille Townes; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS
Tenille Townes; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS

New Female Artist Of The Year Tenille Townes wowed with a performance her debut single “Somebody’s Daughter” at the 55th ACM Awards on Wednesday (Sept. 16).

“’Somebody’s Daughter’ was inspired by a drive that I took with my mom,” Townes previously explained of the track. “We were going furniture shopping and took this exit of the interstate and saw this girl holding onto a cardboard sign and she looked so young and so worried. And, we had this conversation in the car about, you know what her might of story look like.  And, I couldn’t shake her face from my mind and brought this idea into a writing room and, and I’m really just grateful for the opportunity to have grown up in a house where we had conversations about what was going on in the world around us, and the people’s lives around us, and that my parents taught me to remember the fact that everybody has a story.  You know.  And, I think sometimes music and recognizing those moments can make us feel more alike and more all together than we might realize.”

“Somebody’s Daughter” was co-written by Townes alongside Barry Dean and Luke Laird. The track is featured on Townes latest album, The Lemonade Stand, released via Columbia Nashville on June 26, 2020.

Townes also took home the ACM Award for Music Event Of The Year with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack & Elle King for their performance of  “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour.

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Keith featuring P!nk, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.

The 2020 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show broadcasted from three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award-winner, Urban also hosted the star-studded event, which broadcasted on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network, and streamed live and on-demand on CBS All Access.