Weyburn’s Tenille Arts took home three 2020 Saskatchewan Music Awards this weekend.
Arts won Country Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, with her song “Somebody Like That” which reached #9 in Canada on the Billboard Hot Country charts. Arts also won Album of the Year with “Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between”.
The show was held online Sunday evening, and themed around ‘retro communication formats,’ with references to Windows 98, AOL chats, MySpace, and more, acknowledging the virtual communication that has become a part of our daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for artists and the music industry who have turned to livestreamed concerts, online conferences, and video co-writing as ways to stay creative and connected.
Congratulations to Saskatchewan Music Award winners: Alternative Artist of the Year: @closetalkerband
Country Artist of the Year: @TenilleArts
Single of the Year: Tenille Arts, "Somebody Like That"
(with Album of the Year, that makes 3 SMAs for Tenille!)#SMA2020 #musicawards pic.twitter.com/7IHQi1Ufol
— SaskMusic (@SaskMusic) January 25, 2021
Here is a complete list of winners;
Alternative Artist of the Year: Close Talker
Country Artist of the Year: Tenille Arts
Electronic Artist of the Year: RUMPUS
Experimental/Contemporary Artist of the Year: The Garrys
Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Factor Chandelier
Indigenous Artist of the Year: The North Sound
Metal/Loud Artist of the Year: The Basement Paintings
Rock/Pop Artist of the Year: W3APONS
Roots/Folk Artist of the Year: Jeffery Straker
Music Video of the Year: Dylan Hryciuk – Versa Films for Spiritbox, “Blessed Be”
Single of the Year: Tenille Arts, “Somebody Like That”
Album of the Year: Tenille Arts, “Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between”
Industry Achievement: Broadway Theatre
Producer of the Year: Bart McKay
Venue of the Year: Broadway Theatre