From his humble start in Southern Manitoba, Jerry Sereda has worked his way through honkytonks, rodeos, and festivals playing solo or rocking with his band to become a Multi-award winning Canadian country singer with over 1 million online streams who can't help but capture music fans everywhere he goes. With his gripping and energetic live performances, Jerry celebrates his Indigenous heritage by weaving personal stories and experiences into his delightfully catchy songs.
Beginning his music career as the winner of a local music contest who earned the opportunity to record his first single, the 2010 Indigenous Music Awards Best New Artist has firmly established his roots in the Canadian Country music scene. Drawing comparisons to the vocal and live performance style of Country legends Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw, Jerry has shared the stage with prominent Country artists including four-time JUNO award winner Johnny Reid and Canadian Country Music Association award recipient Jason Blaine. With four successful albums in his outstanding discography, Jerry has received numerous accolades throughout his flourishing career, including a Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award for “Best Country Album”, a North American Indigenous Image Award for “Best Music Video”, and 5 Manitoba Country Music Award nominations. These include: 2x Male artist of the year, Music Video of the year, Album of the year, and Indigenous Artist of the year. The talented singer has also received recognition from the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards and Western Canadian Music Awards, and has topped the Indigenous Music Countdown charts multiple times.
Showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, Jerry released his brand new upbeat and instantly catchy single. “My Favourite Sin” with the all-Indigenous production team — Sereda, award-winning producer/songwriter Troy Kokol, and Jamie Lillie.
“My Favourite Sin” co-written with Troy Kokol, and Duane Steele, and follows Jerry’s last single “Backroad Therapy” which Charted in the top 100 Billboard, as well as landing at # 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown, and the Canadian Indie Country Countdown.
Sereda’s inspirations include Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Eric Church, and his Grandma Dottie. Dottie taught her grandson his first guitar chords and shared her love of country music with him. Sereda said she was one of his biggest supporters throughout his life.
Growing up in the Parkland region (Treaty 1) of Manitoba, Jerry Sereda learned how to hunt, fish, trap, and live off the land. This is where he also learned the importance of hard work, family, and music. Sereda’s first single, “Time,” was recorded and released through the support of indigenous music programs. This lit a fire to pursue music as more than just a hobby. His second album "Turn the Country On" garnered nominations and awards at the Indigenous Music Awards, Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and charted several #1 songs on the Indigenous Music Countdown.