Westbank singer to perform during music awards show


Kelly Derrickson, originally from Westbank, will perform during the Native American Music Awards on Oct. 14.

Derrickson is also nominated for three awards to be presented during the show.

Derrickson is the daughter of former Westbank First Nation chief Ron Derrickson. She has coined the phrase “country tribal rock” to describe her musical style.

She won Best New Artist at the 2016 Indigenous Music Awards, and was nominated for the second time as Best Country Artist in the Coachella Valley Music Awards.

Her single 40,000 Ft Over You from her album Warriors Of Love Album was considered the Best of 2016 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown, holding the No. 1 spot for two weeks in a row. Her new single I Am is currently No. 8 on the charts.

In a 2014 interview with The Daily Courier, Derrickson said music has been a part of her life since she was young.