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Victoria Blackie - Navajo
WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington kicks off its Indian Summer Showcase this weekend.
This Saturday, June 11, at 5 pm, the Museum is hosting a FREE outdoor concert on the Welcome Plaza called Indian Country/Country Indian, featuring country singers Victoria Blackie (Navajo), Rebecca Miller (Six Nations, Ontario, Canada) and Becky Hobbs (Cherokee). All concerts are free and open to the public.
Last year, Blackie won the prestigious "Debut Artist of the Year Award" at the Native American Music Awards.
In 2002, she performed at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Miller, of the Six Nations in Ontario, Canada, has been nominated for the Aboriginal Music Award, the Canadian Country Music Award, European Country Music Award and the Big Country Music Award.
Hobbs, who has performed in 40 countries around the world, has written songs that have been recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, and Emmylou Harris, among others.
Learn more about the NMAI Indian Summer Showcase Series »
posted June 9, 2011 7:00 am et
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