Singer-Songwriter Carol Markstrom has two times been awarded Female Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists and two-time CD of the Year Awardee from the Rural Roots Music Commission. She has also received top honors from Native American music organizations. The storytelling quality of her lyrics transport to other places, times, and people of the West including its Native cultures. Her ballads and love songs range from the whimsical to bittersweet, and the beauty of Western landscapes inspires some of her songwriting. Carol has released three CDs and is working on her next one. She is based out of Tucson and tours and performs at a range of venues throughout the West to the far north of Alaska.