Eli Barsi

Categories: Musicians: Guitar, Musicians: String Instruments, Musicians: Vocalist, Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Country, Inspirational or Spiritual, Roots or Folk


Eli Barsi
P.O. Box 1843
Moosomin, SK, S0G 3N0

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Canadian Recording Artist Eli Barsi is a traditional minded artist that was raised on the southeastern prairies of Saskatchewan. For over 3 decades she has traveled North America performing her brand of Western Roots Music, and working full time in the music business. This singer / songwriter / musician just celebrated the release of her 14th CD, entitled " Once Upon the West ", 2018. She has been the recipient of many awards both sides of the border, most recently Saskatchewan's Roots Artist and Roots Album recipient as well the only Canadian Woman to receive the prestigious Wrangler Award for Best Western composition ' Portrait of a Cowgirl '. Her music has been played coast to coast on Canadian, USA & International radio as well as seen on CMT.


  • Eli Barsi featured on CMT's The Edge - Farm Girl Takes Pride in Roots

    Eli Barsi featured on CMT's The Edge - Farm Girl Takes Pride in Roots

    February 19, 2015


  • Eli Barsi - Farm Girl Grit - Cultivates Career

    February 19, 2015


  • Elko Daily Free Press / Q & A with Eli Barsi

    February 19, 2015


  • Winning Awards both sides of the Border!

    Winning Awards both sides of the Border!

    June 29, 2014

    Red Truck International Recording Artist Eli Barsi is Red Hot!

    Recording artist Eli Barsi brings the prestigious Wrangler Award home to Canada. She was honoured Saturday, April 12 in Oklahoma City, being the first Canadian woman to receive the bronze sculpture for ‘ Outstanding Western Composition for her song Portrait of a Cowgirl, by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

    While in Oklahoma, Eli’s home province of Saskatchewan, Canada, held their 25th annual Country Music Awards (SCMA). Eli was also recognized at this event with 2 awards for the 2014 Roots Artist and Roots Album of the Year. Saskatchewan artists Blake Berglund and Stephen Maguire accepted on her behalf. Barsi is humbled by the simultaneous recognition from both sides of the border and thanks the Saskatchewan Country Music Association and its members for their great support.

    The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Awards was first established in 1961 to honour and encourage the legacy of those whose works in literature, music, film, and television reflect the significant stories of the North American West. Each honoree receives a Wrangler, an impressive bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback.

    Eli’s acceptance speech in Oklahoma included many thanks to some important people that have made a difference in her life & career: her Mom Georgina Barsi for the inspiration, husband John Cunningham for never ending love & support, Gary Bright from The RPS Entertainment Group in California for submitting her song for consideration. She also thanked her co-producer Bart McKay and the NCWH Museum for this honor and top shelf hospitality while in Oklahoma.

    The Wrangler Award winning song, Portrait of a Cowgirl, is the third single released from Eli's 13th album with the same name. With this song Eli pays tribute to her Mom, who was once a one room school house teacher on the prairies of Saskatchewan, farmer's wife for 60 years, 4-H leader, and long standing community volunteer.

    This comes on the heels of the Canadian release of this song & video. Barsi said, “I couldn’t be more pleased by this honour and it certainly is good timing. I wrote this song for someone that has inspired me my entire life, I never dreamed that this personal story would make such a difference to so many outside of my family. What a blessing!"

    Eli’s new album can be found on iTunes (Eli Barsi - Portrait of a Cowgirl) and by visiting her website www.elibarsi.com.

    To contact Eli and more info, please call 1-888-941-4149, or emailing bookings@elibarsi.com 


Date Event Venue
Jul 12 Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024
Country Thunder
Craven , SK
Jul 13 Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024
Country Thunder
Craven , SK
Jul 14 Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024
Country Thunder
Craven , SK


  • Portrait of a Cowgirl

    Various Artists

    June 2014

  • Once Upon the West

    Various Artists

    January 2018

    Eli Barsi releases her 14th album, ' Once Upon the West ', a collaboration with celebrated Western Humoirst and Poet, Doris Daley. This album pays homage to our western heritage painting a beautiful and poignant picture of the open range, cowboy lifestyle, and prairie living under the western sky.   A clever blend of poetry and music. . . entertaining and interesting.


Big Hat No Cattle

From Portrait of a Cowgirl

Farm Girl

From Portrait of a Cowgirl

Hitch Your Wagon to a Star

From Portrait of a Cowiglr

Fountain of Truth

From Listen


  • Farm Girl

    Farm Girl was written by Eli Barsi & Anthony Kelly.  It charted in Canada as well going to # 1 on the Texas Roots chart in June of 2014.

  • Portrait of a Cowgirl

    WRANGLER AWARD Winning ' Portrait of a Cowgirl ' is the 3rd single release from Eli's 13th album with the same name.  This song was written by Eli for her Mom Georgina;  a  lady who was once a one room schoolhouse teacher, 4-H leader, farmer, and contributor of time and energy to her prairie community.   This song can be found on i-tunes [ Eli Barsi Portrait of a Cowgirl ] and by visiting her website  www.elibarsi.com.