Mere months since releasing his video for “Ain't Learned Nothing Yet”, local country artist Jerry Sereda, has picked up the North American Indigenous Image Award for Best Music Video.
Since 2009, the annual event is the first & only awards show of its kind to recognize Native Americans and Canadian Aboriginals, something that Sereda is excited to be a part of.
“Both the nomination & win in such a talented and North America-wide category came as a huge surprise to me,” Sereda says. “To win the award is a huge honor, which I hope brings more awareness to the video and, in effect, more attention to my music in both Canada and across North America.”
The video was recently added to medium rotation on Country Music Television Canada (CMT). Jerry has also been the featured artist on CMT.ca for the past month and the video has been #1 on Yallwire.com, the Austin-based online company that runs the Internet's leading independent music video network for today's hottest unsigned, indie, and major-label artists. Manager Jack Shapira says he's ecstatic these accomplishments and the award win happened so early on.
“Jerry's album Turn The Country Up hasn't even be released yet,” Shapira explains. “For an artist to receive so much recognition by this point shows the success of his debut album last year continuing with full force for the newest one.”
With these most recent accomplishments, Jerry has seen "Ain't Learned Nothin' Yet," hit the Top 50 on the Canadian Country music chart and #8 on the National Aboriginal Top 40 Chart along with playing key showcases at the CCMA's in Edmonton and CMW in Toronto.