Angela lit up the stage Saturday at the local first round of the Texaco Country Showdown. She performed two numbers from her debut album, Feelings, including Bow Chicka Bow Wow and Last Time.
Music has always been a part of Angie Rosener’s life. Raised on a farm outside of Ute, Iowa, Angie grew up in a musical family—taking piano lessons from her Mom and singing and playing string bass in a bluegrass band with her sister. She went on to major in music education at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska and teaches TK-8th grade vocal and 5-8th grade instrumental music at Schleswig Community School in Schleswig, IA. She and her husband John are the proud parents of three daughters: Ashley, Sara, and Jenna.
Angie has been capturing the hearts of audiences everywhere. Her reputation for her passionate singing and vibrant, powerful sound has been garnering attention throughout western Iowa and beyond. She has performed at several benefits, banquets, county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and Nebraska's “Cattlemen's Ball” for cancer research where she was featured on RFDTV and was one of the acts leading up to a concert given by Sara Evans. She was also invited to sing at Iowa State Representative Jason Schultz’s fundraiser in August of 2012 and then by Congressman Steve King in October of 2012, which also had former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds in attendance.
Angie was recently featured on two different TV stations, KTIV Channel 4 and KCAU Channel 9, out of Sioux City, Iowa for a song that she wrote with her sister and mom called, “Tough Times.” It was dedicated to the people of Mapleton, IA after a tornado devastated the town on April 9, 2011. A prodigious songwriter and musician, Angie released her first self-penned CD entitled, “Feelings” in July of 2012. It features eight songs that were all written or co-written by Angie. The positive feedback and reviews of the CD have caught the attention of KDSN FM 107.1/AM 1530 radio out of Denison, Iowa and KKRP 1610 AM radio out of Cowlington, Oklahoma. They have been playing Angie’s songs to receptive audiences and fans.
The vocal talent that Angie possesses has also awarded her several prizes including an eight hour studio recording session in Tennessee. She has won first place at the local level on two different occasions for the national singing competition entitled the "Texaco Country Showdown." From there, she was runner-up at the state level in 2006 at Fort Madison, IA and in 2009 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, where she was one of the opening acts for Ronnie Milsap. She is a three-time winner of the "Wisecup Farm Museum Vocal Contest," which earned her a trip to Branson, Missouri where she was the pre-show entertainment for the "Dutton Family Show" and "The Brett Family Morning Show" held at thet Legends Theatre and Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theatre. She has also been the pre-show entertainment at "The Ozark Mountain Hoedown" show in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. One of her biggest musical career highlights has been singing in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia with the Wayne State Madrigal Singers as well as touring seven European countries with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music.