TERRI-ANNE STRONGARM

 

Terri-Anne Strongarm, a singer has been singing and traveling since the age of 4 years old along side Lawrence (Alex) Strongarm (her father) of the Highway Express Band. She traveled though-out the prairie provinces and into the United States. Terri-Anne has made numerous appearances on the main stage of the Saskatchewan's’ Craven Country Jamboree, music venues and music festivals, where she wins over audiences with her engaging stage presence and incredible vocal rage. She also appeared at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and sang the national anthem on live television at the Northern American Indigenous Games. She has opened for artists including: Charlie Major, Kalan Porter, Shane Yellowbird, The Road Hammers, Doug Kershaw, Crystal Shawanda, and Patty Loveless. Hailing from Saskatchewan’s Starblanket Cree Nation, Terri-Anne has already garnished a substantial list of accomplishments:

•2002 Fred King Memorial “Most Promising Entertainer” Award 620 CKRM Big Country Talent Show (at age 13).

•Winner - 2003 GX94 Yorkton Star Search Championship (at age 14). Her win resulted in the recording of three songs, "Starblanket Blues," "Who I'll Be," and "Anymore." have which shown up numerous times on the "Aboriginal Most Active" Charts, and are still receiving air play throughout Canada and aboard.

•Nominations in 2005, 2006, and 2007 for Aboriginal Artist of the Year, Saskatchewan Country Music Awards

.Selected to for an exclusive SaskMusic showcase during the 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards, where she wowed a standing-room-only audience of industry professionals and VIP's.

• Winner - 2008  620 CKRM Big Country Talent Show

• Award winner at the Saskatchewan First Nations Circle of Honour Awards as Youth Role Model - Music 2008.

•Winner of the (2009) Dakota Dunes Idol in Saskatoon, SK.

Along with numerous appearances at Saskatchewan’s’ Craven Country Jamboree, Terri-Anne has also performed on the stages of Casino Regina, and Moose Jaw, Painted Hand Casino(Yorkton), Bear Claw Casino (Carlyle), and Northern Lights Casino (Prince Albert). She also appeared at the Kinsmen Telemiracle, Canadian Summer Games (2005), Regina's Queen City Ex, Music & Dance Festival (Reedy Creek MB), and three years in the "Voices of the North" Aboriginal talent showcase (running in Prince Albert and several other cities). Terri-Anne has a love for classic country, having grown up learning to play beside her fiddling father. She loves belting out such standards such as "Stand By Your Man", as much as a current Martina Mcbride or Gretchen Wilson hit.

-Saskatchewan Country Music Association newsletter.
”Terri-Anne has been singing since4 years of age and if she is performing in your area she is a "must see". Call your local radio
station and request her music. (But) be prepared to adjust the volume on your radio because hervoice will blow you away."