2012 Alberta Country Music Association Female Artist Of The Year







July 13, 2016 – EDMONTON, AB – Tristan Horncastle’s design team was announced today to be amongst this years 2016 Canadian Country Music Award Nominees. Designer, Bronwin Parks & Photographer Mark Maryanovich, have been nominated for “Recording Package of the Year”.

The album package under consideration for the Recording Package of the Year CCMA Award comes from Parks’ work for the latest release by Tristan Horncastle, Turnin’ Up A Sundown. This artwork and the wide variety of marketing materials created for the Royalty Records release offer an example of Parks’ ability to create artwork that is both innovative and personal, reflecting an artist’s passions, values and — most importantly — their music.

This achievement comes on the heels of a major milestone year for Parks and Feisty Creative, after receiving her first WCMA nomination in May, having relocated her business to Victoria, BC and returned to her west coast roots in the fall of 2015. With over twelve years of experience developing outstanding design, Parks’ past creative collaborations include some of Canada’s biggest stars, including Johnny Reid, Paul Brandt, Blue Rodeo, Jann Arden and Spirit of the West. Throughout her entire career Parks has been a lead member of the creative team for the Canadian Country Music Association, which gives this honour special significance.

Award-winning photographer Mark Maryanovich has captured an impressive variety of artists including Chris Cornell, Bob Rock, Chad Kroeger, Elliott Smith and Henry Rollins. His photographs have appeared as album covers and artwork for companies such as Sony, EMI, Warner Chappell Music, and in 2012, Mark received a Canadian Country Music Award for Album Design of the Year, his second in the category since 2009.

Mark’s images stand out from the masses with a unique quality, a quality created by a unique style of shooting; an experience that captures the raw essence of his subjects. Mark provides a multitude of images to fulfill the constant demand for visual content, while creating a cohesive brand identity for his clients that translates intangible qualities into tangible form.

With the Canadian radio success of his Top 5 selling debut album A Little Bit Of Alright having established Horncastle as an undeniable breakout artist, Tristan is eager to share more of his life on his sophomore and #1 iTunes selling album, Turnin’ Up A Sundown, released earlier this year on February 5th, 2016 through Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada.

Since releasing his first EP in 2011, the Fredericton, New Brunswick native has shared stages with the likes of Travis Tritt, Dean Brody, Joe Diffie and Leann Rimes. Horncastle’s hard work and dedication culminated in 2015 with a nomination in the Canadian Country Music Association Awards’ Rising Star category and Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Group of Solo Artist in the Country category and most recently 3 Wins at Prix Music NB Awards for Album of the Year, Country Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice.

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce the final nominees in forty-two (42) categories. CCMA Awards will be given out over three (3) awards ceremonies during Country Music Week in London, Ontario, September 8 – 11. Ticket and event information regarding Country Music Week can be found at ccma.org. Performers for the 2016 CCMA Awards show will be announced throughout the month of August.

Voting is now open for CCMA industry association members at ccma.org and will close on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Click here to view the CCMA award nominated Turnin’ Up A Sundown artwork http://feistycreative.com/works/tristan-horncastle/


For more information and media inquires, please contact: 

Kathryn Hummel
Royalty Records
(416) 712-9375

Tenille’s Play It Forward Alberta School Tour – GRAND PRIZE WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS THURSDAY!

Tenille will be stopping by Breakfast Television Edmonton this Thursday to announce the WINNER of the Alberta Play It Forward School Tour GRAND PRIZE of $10,000!

Tune in the morning of January 17th to find out who the winner is and to hear their story!

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A 50 minute in-school presentation that uses music and story telling to spark interest, ignite change, and fuel passion while recognizing positive leadership efforts of our nation’s youth! Particular emphasis given to selfless, community-minded behavior that helps others; essentially, PLAYING IT FORWARD!

The exciting launch of the Play It Forward tour took place in Tenille’s home province of Alberta between October 15 and November 09, 2012. This tour will continue across Canada throughout 2013. Tour dates to be posted soon!

  • Tenille is the Youngest ever recipient of the 2012 CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award.
  • The 2012 Alberta Country Music Association Female Artist Of The Year.
  • Youngest ever Canadian Country Music Awards nominee for Female Artist of the Year in 2011.
  • Tenille’s ultimate goal is to make a difference with her passion for music.


The future belongs to youth who believe in their dreams and have the ambition to make them reality.
Today’s youth hold the opportunity to prove that passionate actions can truly make a difference!!

During the show, Tenille and staff members of the school will call 1-3 pre-determined leaders out of the student body who will be recognized for their actions during the presentation. Each leader will receive $75 – this money is to be played forward to their school however they see fit! They will also be entered to win the mass draw at the end of the tour for the $10,000 prize package. $5000 of which is donated to a charity of choice the chosen leader is passionate about, and the other $5000 going towards the school of the drawn leader to be put towards a program that continues to play it forward through their hallways!