YoungBird Singers started In July, 1997 at Prairie Island, Minnesota. Since then, YoungBird has had over 50 singers, snd has composed over 100 songs. YB Travels to all parts Of The U.S. and Canada, averaging 35 Powwows each year, making them one of the most traveled drum groups. This GRAMMY nominated group demonstrates through their music the power of today’s Native American spirit. Young Bird brings its world-class southern-style singing to all parts of powwow country. Always in demand, this championship Native American drum group travels extensively throughout North America. Young Bird is truly at the forefront of today’s pow-wow scene.
Repeat Winners at Numerous Major Powwow Singing Competitions
They have won numerous singing championships at some of the largest singing competitions in the US and Canada (winning some multiple times), such as: 1998 United Tribes International Singing Champs In Bismarck, ND, 2000 Southern Drum and Overall World Champs In Mashantucket, CT; 2003 Wild Horse Casino Champions In Pendleton, OR; 2003-2005 Siksika Fair Singing Champs in Siksika, Alberta, Canada; 2003-2005 Apache Gold Singing Champs In San Carlos, AZ; 2004 Casino Morongo In Banning, CA; 2004-2005 Back To Back Southern Challenge Singing Champs At Gathering of Nations In Albuquerque, NM; 2004 Summer Praire Island Champs In Praire Island, MN; 2005 Singing Champions in Post Falls, ID; 2005 Pikani Champs In Brocket, Alberta, Canada; 2005-2006 Spotlight 29 Palms Champions in Indio, CA; 2006 Ft. Hall Champions In Ft.Hall, ID; 2006 Soboba Champions In Hemet, CA;
Other Awards for YoungBird Singers
In 2002 Young Bird was nominated for “Best Native American Music Album” at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center In Los Angeles, CA. Leading to this, YoungBird was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame.