Take the toughness and raw beauty of the Badlands of South Dakota, the boldness of Dolly, sprinkle in the soulfulness of Beyonce, and you get the distinctively unique Keenie. Though today the country singer/songwriter calls Nashville home, she grew up in the saddle in South Dakota, in the shadows of legends. She spent her early years on her grandparents' ranch on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with dad, Grady, a former PRCA steer wrestler, and mom, Kelli, a South Dakota Rodeo Hall of Fame All-Around Cowgirl great. An accomplished barrel racer in her own right, her brother, Jess Tierney, is a PRCA steer roper, recently qualifying for his seventh NFR. An enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, her background is as diverse as her musical influences. She's part cowgirl, part Native American, and all country.
Keenie had her first big break as a songwriter in 2019. Her original titled, "Bring It On Back" secured a cut with Brennley Brown, Walt Disney Recording artist and a season 12 finalist on The Voice. Another original song, "I Just Wanna Be A Cowgirl," will be featured in an upcoming documentary for SAYiWONT set to hit film festivals in 2020.
Keenie keeps busy playing fairs, festivals, and rodeo events. She has opened for Martina McBride, The Band Perry, LoCash, Chris Cagle, Neal McCoy, and Joe Diffie, among others. She has performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during National Finals Rodeo (NFR) week as well as various PBR events. She most recently finished a few new sides with legendary songwriter Paul Overstreet ('When You Say Nothing At All,' 'Forever and Ever Amen') and Billy Aerts (songs recorded by Kenny Chesneyand Miley Cyrus).
Keenie continues to broaden her fan base by hosting and performing at women's conferences across the United States with a friend and fellow singer, Susie McEntire. Perhaps her most significant honor was touring with Armed Forces Entertainment in Africa, performing for our troops at three remote military bases. Keenie took the stage in Spring 2019, in her first acting debut' in the new Lifetime movie, Patsy and Loretta Forever.