Multi-award winning Canadian country singer Jerry Sereda who payed homage to his Indigenous heritage with the release of his fourth studio album, Classic Country Couple, on June 21, 2021 for National Indigenous Peoples Day, has now won “Best Country Album” at the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards, and garnered several nominations for the “Manitoba Country Music Awards” including: “Country Album of the Year”, “Music Video of the Year”, and “Male Artist of the Year”.
The all-Indigenous production team — Sereda, award winning producer/songwriter Troy Kokol, and Jamie Lillie -- have recorded an album reflective of Sereda’s recent personal and musical evolution. 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.
After spending time in the fall/winter of 2021 writing songs in Nashville with many successful writers, Jerry continues to work in Treaty 8 Territory in Alberta as he, Troy, and Jamie begin work on his 5th studio album with the first single "Two People, One Shadow" being released January 17, 2022.