Hola Mis Amigos! I hope you have had a wonderful summer so far and are looking forward to fall just around the corner. To date this summer has been the busiest of my life so far with shows and journeys in Mexico followed by a tour across the North East, South East and Texas.
Iam over the moon grateful and excited to have been asked to share my Texicana Country Music in now 13 countries around the world, including my first festival in Ireland, HarvestFest 2017 this month with Miranda Lambert followed by playing the prestigious GSTAAD Country Music Festival in Switzerland this September with Mark Chestnut, Mo Pitney and Rhonda Vincent. YEEHAW!! We will bereturning to Texas to play the Texas Heritage Music Day on Friday Sept 28th in Kerrville, TXand the 8th Annual Oktober Fiesta in Luckenbach on Saturday October 7from 1-5pm. People travel from all over Texas and around the world to come to experience this fiesta platter of love! Join us!
If your wanting to create a night of magic anywhere in the US let us know as we are weaving together a tour for 2018! We have a few dates left in Texas for shows in the fall, Christmas and early Spring. Whether it is a festival, house concert or private party I would be honored to make some magic with you! As of right now we have opened these dates for possible bookings. Let us know if you want to create a show or spirit of Christmas house concert or party!
AVAILABLE DATES in TEXAS ARE
Oct 6/ 7 (night)/Oct 8/Nov 30/Dec 1/,Dec 2/Dec 7/Dec 9/Dec 10th
Blessings to you and yours! I hope to see you sooner than later down the road!
Blessings Y Gracias,
Hola Mis Amigos! I hope you have had a wonderful summer so far and are looking forward to fall just around the corner. To date this summer has been the busiest of my life so far with shows and journeys in Mexico followed by a tour across the North East, South East and Texas.
Hola Mis Amigos! I hope this email finds you and yours wonderful! So much magic is happening and I am so excited to share I have been invited to play the largest County Festival in Ireland HARVEST 2017!! It has been a dream of mine and my grandmothers to take this latin country americana music all over theworld. Fifteen years later those dreams continue to come true. This summer I will play Harvest 2017 in Ireland with Miranda Lambert YEEHAW!!! This event will be followed by playing one of the most prestigious country festivals in Switzerland GSTAAD n Sept 9 & 10th. It is going to be an amazing summer with some exciting news coming up later in the year and 2018!!!
To all you radio programmers, DJs and friends who have shared "VAMONOS" with you audiences , thank you from the bottom of my heart! Check my dates below and come to see me. From Texas to Mexico, the Northeast, Southeastand Europe we are making magic and bringing a fiesta platter of love to you!! If your are interested in hosting a private party or event in the fall or 2018 let us know ASAP as we only have a few dates left!
Once again, thank you for your support over the years. I am gratefully giving all the love that has been given backnight after night, day after day. I know I am blessed and I do my best to pass it along every chance I get. Until we meet again..
Happy Trails and Vaya con Dios,
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SUJ takes Texas to Mexico & Kicks off San Miguel International Literary Conference / Teaching on Songwriting
BUENOS DIAS my friends! I hope this email finds you and yours well. I am tucked into my room in Sans Miguel de Allende, Mexico working on my first presentation , teaching songwriting atthe International Literary conference where I will be kicking off the conference with my song " REVOLUCION en MI CORAZON" just beforeAmerican icon Judy Collins gives her key note address. I am so excited and honored!
After an amazing SOLD OUT concert here this past Saturday , we have been walking the streets of these cobblestone roads and taking in the magic of this amazing city in the heart of Mexico ! Wish me luck on this new adventure as a speaker, teacher and singer songwriter. I am honored and grateful to share what I have been given!
Muchismas Gracias to the Texas Heritage Music Foundation for choosing me to represent Texas in Mexico and sponsoring our trip here. No matter where you go, the truth is..everyone loves TEXAS COUNTRYand RED DIRT MUSIC! I am honored to be sharing it with so manypeople around the world.
Have a blessed day my friends..I hope to see you sooner than later down the road!!
VAMONOS (LET'S GO) CINCO DE MAYO GETAWAY in MEXICO April 30-May 6/ SINGLE ROCKING the CHARTS in Texas, OK and Beyond
Hola Mis Amigos, I hope this email finds you and yours well!!! I am so grateful to say my family is happy and healthy and we have dreams worth living in 2017! One of those BIG DREAMS COMING TRUE is my very first VAMONOS CINCO DE MAYOGETAWAY to the RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO April 30-May 6th! WOOHOOO!
I will be joined by celebrity Chef Jason Dady from San Antonio, Texasat the Gourmet Inclusive El Dorado Royale & Casitas Royale Resort & Spa by Karisma. It is GORGEOUS and located just 20 minutes south of the Cancun airport. Wine, culinary feast and music by me,fun in the sun, chilaxin, fiesta getaway in the gorgeous Mexican Carribean!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED!
If you are interested in joining us follow the link, make your plans and VAMONOS!!!
You can check out the beauty of the Riviera Maya on my video here as well. I can't wait to jump those waves and swim in the blue once again!
In other news I am super stoked to report that my single " VAMONOS" ( LET'S GO) is #32 on Texas Red Dirt Radio Report and #38 on CDX Traction Texas and on the rise. WOOHOO! Thank you to all the radio DJs spinning my music and sharing this song! I don't know about you but it always makes me smile and gets my soul a singing!!
There are lots of shows coming up in the new year from Texas across the Country, to Europe and Mexico! For more information or to book me for an event or show go to my website or email us here. I sure hope to see yousooner than later down the road!!!
Blessings to you and yours...
Hola Mis Amigos! I am so veryexcited to share another dream come true day in the life!
As if Rolling Stone premiering my video was not enough, this week I was invited to the headquarters of CMT (COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION) in downtown Nashville to BYOV (Bring Your Own Video) and perform live for the staff at CMT!
It was a beyond this world amazing experience! They asked me to not onlyshare my music but also my story and how my abuelita (grandmother) so many years ago encouraged me to keep adding chili peppers to my Texas country music! As I sang "VAMONOS"(LET'S GO) I could see her smiling down from up above.
I want to thank everyone at CMT for inviting me to share my passion, heart, Texicana Country music and all the love, joy and encouragement that has been given to me over the years.
Muchismas Gracias once again to you for your continued support every small or large step along the way. I am so very grateful!
Blessings Y Gracias,
The Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) is my favorite holiday of the year. It is believed that on this day the veil between the worlds is the thinest and that we can actually call those who have passed back into our hearts and homes as we celebrate their lives by making their favorite foods and telling stories of their lives. This year as with many I celebrated and remembered mi abuelita, (my mexican grandmother) Virginia Urbina Jones, the single most influential woman in my life . Only a day before she passed from this world to the next she took my hand and told me " Stephanie you will be a mensaje (a messenger) y una puente (a bridge) for our gente (our people) carrying our Hispanic heritage in song to people all over the world. At the time I could not even begin to fathom that happening. I was an outrageously insecure , bit overweight songwriter who loved my life writing songs for Sony in my robe. I was way too critical of myself to even consider a life that would force me to put myself out there . But after that profound moment and then holding her hand as she passed from this world to the next I was filled with a beyond this world passion and at the very least a willingness to follow her vision for my life.
Seeing my hunger to know more about my heritage my dad sent me to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to immerse myself in the language and culture. It was in those cobblestone streets of this magic Mexican town that I wrote "Revolucion en mi Corazon" as my heart came alive with love and a "new dream, vision and fierce passion was born in me to sing and bring this music in me to life . I began to feel the presence of my great grandfather Manuel Anaya Urbina and his story of crossing the border in 1901 in pursuit of a better life for himself and generations to come . Soon after returning to Nashville from Mexico I recorded with "Mariachi Azteca" and the rest is history . Within months we mortgaged our home for the first of 3 times to make a record and chip away. Within 1 year I had my first # 1 in Texas and had sung with my childhood musical hero Willie Nelson. It seemed the road was paved with gold and my destiny was unfolding when I met Little Big Town in Sweden and they took me under their wing . But as with all good stories there were dragons to slay , most of them in my mind , and about 10 years of wandering and almost giving up. It was in one of those moments of almost giving up that I found myself on the top of the pyramid of the sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico . There once again my spirit was filled with a knowing and vision of what was mine to do. The words "FIERY ANGEL" came to me and I knew I could not give up. There was a fire in my heart once again and I began chipping away not only on my career but on the inside job, those old demons still haunting me and keeping me from my greatest dreams. From vision quests , to sweat lodges , to Toltec dreaming , ministers , medicine men , shamans , churches from Mexico to Rome to Spain I searched for my peace and a greater understanding with so many angels, friends and believers cheering me and helping me along the way. lt has always and will always be a spiritual journey for me . Whether I am singing "Help me Make it Through the Night " or "God Loves it When We Dance" in a honky tonk watching people dance the night away, playing a festival to thousands or communing in an intimate house concert it is a humbling experience of songs pouring through. This journey now 13 years in the making has been one dream come true after another .. none of it could have happened with out so many angels along the way and I thank each and every one of you .. because after all , gratefully my abuelita ( my grandmother) was right and I am deeply honored to say in the last two years I have taken our heritage , this music , the passion ,the love , the fun , the heart , stories in song to 10 countries around the world. From Japan , to Spain , to Germany , to Scotland , London , the Netherlands , Norway , Switzerland , Mexico , Italy across the US , I am still dreaming my wildest dreams , chipping away day after day, turning it over and Going for it ! Today on Dia De Los Muertos especially I thank mi abuelita y my ancestors, those who came before and a laid path of joy and purpose along with a dream for me to dream on . Your love has left imprint on my soul .. I take you with me wherever I go .. Vamonos !!
Hola mis Amigos! I hope this email finds you and yours well and wonderful. It has been a whirlwind of life and adventures since I last checked in with many with you. As an independent artist, wife and momma sometimes the best I can do is wake up and ride the waves. Speaking of waves there has been so much magic happening to catch you up on. First up is the amazing fun time we had filming my next single and video "VAMONOS" (Let's Go) in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I was so blessed to have found director Miguel Valle who had just worked with Coldplay, producer Jerry Carlon and crew to film me and capture the passion and fun in the sun. Two days, 6 people, a drone, two golf carts, a crazy beautiful island in the Mexican Caribbean and crashing a wedding later we had captured the heart and spirit of what I love about Mexico, the Mexican people and of course Isla Mujeres.
It was a moving experience as only a few years ago I had co-written this song on a rainy day in Nashville as I was going through the worst time of my life. At the time I was hopeless and could not see a future worth living. I had lost my record deal and every dream I held in my heart. Thankfully my co-writers Mark Marchetti and Will Robinson had an idea that came through, cheered me up and gave me a window to a life I would one day live ...a little more happy and free , singing in the sunshine again. After writing the song and at the end of my divorce, I followed the inspiration of the lyric on a trip by myself to Isla Mujeres where I cried into the ocean and made peace with my past. I made a decision then and there that I would live my life with my heart wide open and give back what I had been given. I got that time was ticking and I could waste a lifetime in regret or choose to live the song I had written.
That defining trip shaped and changed my life forever. Even in the midst of some crazy hard timesI still choose on most days to see the best in life and people, to focus my lens on things that touched my heart, fuel my passion, joy and fire. This song is and was my medicine that breathed new hope into me. It is my greatest desire to share that joy with as many people as possible in hopes that it brings some joy,laughter and fiery fun into the world in the midst of some crazy times. Since those days ,those tears have dried and I have had the great pleasure of not only dreaming but bringing my dreams to life as a mother, wife, artist and friend traveling all over the world with my music. For all of this and more .. I am grateful and ready to say YES to singing in the sunshine and riding the waves all over again!!
Here's a little taste of the magic to come. We will be releasing the video and single in the coming weeks and I could not be more excited, humbled and grateful! Thanks you so much for fanning my fiery angel flames along the way and for believing in me till I could believe in myself. Here's to another adventure of a life time!
ABSOLUTELY beyond this world honored and excited to be stepping into a new area of my life and career as a PRESENTER at the International San Miguel Writers' Conference in the GORGEOUS SAN MIGUEL de Allende, Mexico next February 2017! I will be joining some amazing writers including legendary folk singer Judy Collins and Naomi Klein just to name a few. The dream of my career and what was mine to do was born in this cobblestone city of magic, dreamers and creators. This Writers Conference is renowned and brings in some of the greatest writers and teachers of our time. I am honored to be on the staff with Kathleen Ann Hudson of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation and Linda Wolf of Venus Rising Association for Transformation!! If your ready to start dreaming your life into reality and get your creative juices flowing Make your plans now and JOIN US.. We will be spending 5 days in San Miguel and then heading to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, MEXICO for a 6 days Journey! Talk about a powerful 10 days. It is going to to be AMAZING!! Muchisimas Gracias to Maia Williams for hearing my hearts and asking me to play a part in the MAGIC!
Well me and The Z finally made it home...16 days, 10 states, 7 shows and memories to fuel our hearts for years to come. From Broadway to Boston to the Beach.. From Family Farms to the First "Bring it back to the Heartland" Family Festival to Ferrys and a Family Firewalk, Fathers Day show to visiting the Capitol of our Country, DC to seeing and singing with friends and our own family along the way to swimming and climbing in the great Smoky Mountains..it has been an adventure of a lifetime for sure. In all my years as a mom I have never felt closer to my girl and I will forever be grateful to my own little fiery angel for being the light and inspiration you are in my life. Many thanks to Patterson Barrett for riding the roads, playing and singing the songs with us all these years. Happy Fourth of July my friends .. May the Force be with you and may freedom ring and bring joy to your hearts and homes this holiday weekend!
WOOHOO! of all the journeys and adventures I am excited about...this one has set my HEART ON FIRE!! Only a few years ago I was called to the heart of Mexico on a power journey to the pyramids of Teotitihuacan, Mexico. I did not know why I HAD to go just that I DID. That adventure turned into a pilgrimage that shifted my life forever. At the time I was questioning and praying for direction and there after 4 days I was given my answer . As I climbed to the top of the pyramid of the sun I was given a vision for my life and " FIERY ANGEL" the song and a life of passion and purpose was born. There is something about this place where so many people have walked and prayed with the intention of transformation that keeps it alive and holds the dreams of the dreamers . I am honored to be going this time to share my music and my experience along with my teacher and Aquarian shaman, author Linda Wolf, medicine man Nikólaus Wolf and my husband and firewalk instructor , toltec spirit keeper Jeremy Pajer . This place is a powerful conduit for change and transformation , add to that going deep into your own heart with Shamanic Breathwork and a Firewalk and I can only say it is going to be a game changer of journeys. If you are in a place in your life where you are seeking the courage to step into more of who you are called to be this trip is for you.I can tell you this..your life will never be the same... . We will be staying at the amazing The Dreaming House Mexico only steps away from the pyramids . If your heart is called..FOLLOW IT ...it knows where your ready to go! Vamonos Y'all!
Hola from Tularosa, New Mexico! We drove 19 hours dodging storms to arrive in the land of enchantment! Working on a special project and my heart is singing .. Another dream I've been dreamin since I was 5 is coming true! Can't wait to share the exciting news! Thanks to Scotty Moore and his family for a late night bed, breakfast tacos and a Texas welcome in Abilene on our way to New Mexico! Magic is happening and there seems to be an army of angels leading the way! I am blessed and SOAKING in the JOY from the music we are making in TULAROSA! Here are a few of the mariachis that I have the honor of working with! The lead singer is Pedro Montoya. He and his son on percussion Mike Montoya played with me at the last minute when I had a show a few weeks ago! One miracle led to another miracle and then fast forward a few weeks later and me and Patterson Barrett are back eating tacos and making magic with these guys. I am learning so much about this beautiful culture and gaining more respect than ever about the tradition and sounds of mariachi!! DREAMY DREAMY DREAMY music..Thank you to all the angels who stitched this tapestry of love together! Magic in Tularosa is happening!
SUJ Follows in Her Great Grandfathers Footsteps & is Ordained as a Shamanic Minister & Breathwork Facilitator
There is an old saying that says "YOU CAN'T KEEP IT UNLESS YOU GIVE IT AWAY" Well the time has come for this Fiery Angel to finally step out and give back what I have been given in a new way. As some of you know I have been doing a powerful healing modality called Breathwork over the past two years that has changed my life. Ever since I was a kid I struggled through debilitating depression on a regular basis until I started this work. It has changed my life like nothing else before and I have tried everything. I have never been so full of gratitude, intuitively guided, joyful, centered and riding through the cycles of change in my life mostly good but sometimes devestating and still been well. I credit this internal healing and new way of living to breathwork. I believe in it so much that in February I followed in my great grandfather Manuel Anaya Urbina footsteps and was ordained a Shamanic Minister in the hills of the Great Smokey Mountains and this Saturday I will share my gifts of song, teaching and offer breathwork to a number of folks seeking to transform their lives. Many may not understand this kind of work but since I have shifted so much I know GOD is at work through me and I am gratefully surrendered to share the gift of personal freedom I have been given.
This past week was a week of full circles and I wanted to share some of the amazing moments. When I moved to Nashville a few moons ago, my first job was as a receptionist for REFUGEE MANAGEMENT and PLA MEDIA who represented GARTH BROOKS. He was rocking the whole world at the time but I never met him. Fast forward to last Monday when I was invited to a VIP event in Nashville. Garth walked right up to me and asked me who I was. I told him and thanked him for being a part of my start. He was as kind as he could be and spent over an hour with folks making sure everyone felt his love.
That night I ran into my dear friend and believer Bobby Braddock who was performing as well. Bobby has written some of the biggest songs of all time including DIVORCE, TIME MARCHES ON and the #1 Country Song of all time "HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY" Bobby also happened to be BLAKE SHELTON'S first producer and was the ANGEL who pitched "MY BABYS GOT A SMILE ON HER FACE" to Blake so many moons ago. As the story goes, Blake held on to the song but never cut it. Fifteen years later, he gave the song to CRAIG WAYNE BOYD, who he was coaching on the VOICE. Craig sifted through 25OO songs and then chose our song to record and sing. He of course won the VOICE and then on Christmas Eve it went #1 on Billboard Hot Country Charts. It was a night I will never forget.
I was grateful to get a call from Bobby later last week inviting me to go with him to see Blake Shelton. The Bridgestone Arena was sold out 3Ok people in two nights. Blake could not have been more gracious and grateful to Bobby for giving him his start so many years ago. Not only did he and Gwen Stefani meet with us before the show, but he also pulled up a bar stool and sang an acoustic set of songs from those first few records recognizing Bobby as the man who started it all and thanking him in the middle of the concert. In both of these cases I saw why these two gentleman are stars. They were and are truly grateful for what they have been given and generously honor those that got them there. It was such a full circle week to be able to see and thank GARTH, BOBBY and BLAKE, three stars who in their own way had played a pivotal role in my life and career.
Many thanks to each of you for believing in me too! In the end, it truly is the people and experiences that make it all worth while. I will be heading to Sedona, AZ, La Luz, Santa Fe and Taos, NM, Colorado and back to Texas this April. June we will be heading to the Northeast, summer in Europe, late fall to the West coast up to the Northwest. If you or anyone you know would like to host us let me know!!!
Happy almost Spring my friends. Here's hoping your heart is soon in bloom and I see you sooner than later down the road!
Blessings Y Gracias,
One year ago today we prayed and put together the "FIERY ANGEL " INDIGOGO campaign. I had NO idea how I would take this record I LOVED SO MUCH and be able to give it the life it deserved...but I had to do something before I QUIT. Really , I was gonna QUIT..but not before I got THIS FIERY TALE out and honored my partners, writers, producers, former managers and all the people who had come together to help bring it to life. It was humbling to ask for help but I did and you my friends answered. We raised enough to get the ball rolling and then came Craig Wayne Boyd with his #1 Billboard Hot Country song from the The Voice "My Babys Got A Smile On Her Face" "that me and Mark Marchetti wrote. It was a HALLELUJAH moment ( thank you Craig and Blake Shelton ) on Christmas Eve 2014 and just the momentum I needed to keep moving. Since then the road has risen to meet me and my fire has been stoked by YOU and all the amazing experiences I have had from the my first #1 Billboard song, stories in Rolling Stone , Billboard, the Grammys, to touring all over the world in 8 countries filming the video for " I Wanna Dance with You " in northern Spain and having it played on ZUUS Country America seen in 42 million households , to coming home to "Bring it Back to the Heartland" climbing the charts in Texas with a heart of gratitude and a tour to give life to this album. I have for the the 3rd time happily mortgaged everything we have , spent every dime from my #1 and been gifted beyond understanding from angels along the way! I have an amazing team of believers and I am so grateful to each of you! I LOVE WHAT I GET TO DO and I know it is because of YOU! I am amazed and proud to announce that for the third week in a row " FIERY ANGEL " is on the ITUNES cover page .WOOHOO! I'm in some MAJOR company! What an HONOR!! Thank you to each of you for every thought , word , gig , deed or dollar you have given..MAGIC IS HAPPENING and mi corazon se llena! MUCHISMAS GRACIAS Y'ALL! If you haven't gotten one...Get your DOWNLOAD TODAY!
Hola my friends! Stephanie here. I am so excited to announce that this week we KICK off the FIERY ANGEL CD RELEASE PARTIES and CONCERTS all over this great country! After the first few weeks of Radio Tours in Texas and Oklahoma we headed north last FridaySeptember 11 and kicked off the "FIERY ANGEL TOUR" in the HEART of THE HEARTLAND , home of Abraham LIncoln ,waving wheat and cornfields , Springfield, Illinois. It was a night I will not soon forget, intimate, inspiring and powerful. Tonight we are in NASHVILLE ,TN otherwise known as MUSIC CITY, USA at 3rd and Lindsley taking the stage just before the Time Jumpers.
Next week we head back to my home state of TEXAS with shows in the Hillcountry town of Fredericksburg, Austin, San Antonio, the Woodlands and Dallas before heading to California and Kansas City, MO! Dates are being added daily. From Honky Tonks to House Concerts to festivals around the world..we are "BRINGING IT BACK TO THE HEARTLAND" If you are interested in us coming to you let us know! It would be an honor!!!
Have a blessed day my friends! I hope to see you down the road at one of these shows! Once again, thank you for your continuedsupport!!! I am so very grateful and mi corazon se llena!!! Time to celebrate!!! VAMONOS!
Hello Friends! Stephanie here! I hope all is well in your world! I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news! . "Bring It Back to the Heartland " is in its 4th week of being featured on ITUNES COUNTRY COVER PAGE , we have finished and are getting ready to release a video for " I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU" filmed in Gijon Spain and I will be honored by NSAI ( Nashville Songwriters Association International for the #1 Country song I co-wrote with Mark Marchetti called "My Babys Got A Smile On Her Face" on Sept 14th . The following week we will be releasing "FIERY ANGEL" andkicking off shows and concerts from Tennessee to Texas to then criss crossing the country! From Honky tonks to House Concerts to festivals to farms we will be "Bringing it Back to the Heartland". Stephanie
SUJ Headlines Her First Festival in Spain ..Beautiful Barcelona, Music , the Mediterranean, Spanish Honky Tonks & Running with the Bulls!
Hola Mis Amigos from ESPANA! I hope this finds you and yours fantastico! I wanted to take a moment and share some of the AMAZING 9 days I have just LIVED in Spain. This truly was a dream come true as this country has inspired my heart for years!
After our incredible show in Interlaken, we flew to BARCELONA and rehearsed a band in this passionate city by the sea. Thankfully in between rehearsals and gigs we were able to experience the vibrant sights and sounds of BARCELONA from from the GAUDI inspired SAGRADA FAMILIA ( WOW!!) to MONTSERRAT, to strolling down LAS RAMBLAS, shopping in LA BOQUERIA, to visiting 4 CATS, a restaurant PICASSO loved , to seeing and hanging out with one of my favorite bands of all time, the MAVERICKS.
Our first gig was at L'ANCORA, a bar in the Mediterranean Coast town of St Felieux where we spent the day and night making music by the sea. The next morning we caught a flight to Northern Spain and I played my first festival in ESPANA in AVILES, Asturias. Much to my suprise I was able to talk and sing in Spanish/ English and the crowd LOVED the MUSIC!
The next day we headed to another seaside town of GIJON where I played one of the coolest honky tonks ever called the SAVOY! I was so excited to have a full house and folks who had seen me the night before travel down to see me again!
As luck would have it we had 2 days before we needed to be back in Switzerland and were only hours from PAMPLONA, SPAIN , the home of "THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS" , #1 on my BUCKET LIST. Since I was 5 I have dreamt of seeing this in real life and so we headed up the coast and arrived in Pamplona just in time for the nights festivities of dancing, eating and fireworks. The next morning we rose at 5 am to get to our balcony to witness thousands of people lining the streets and hanging from windows to see thousands of LOCOS ( crazy men and women) run wth the bulls. Thankfully no one was hurt that day but it was an experience I will never forget!!! We sang for our super , made some new friends for life and caught a flight from Pamplona to Madrid and then back to Zurich.
The adventure continues and to my amazement so far every country has welcomed me and my music with open arms, dancing , screaming and standing ovations. It seems we are onto something and I am beaming from the inside out! I want to thank my new family of fans and friends for the REVOLUCION EN MI CORAZON !!! Espana is BOLD and BEAUTIFUL and I long to return sooner than later for sure! Tomorrow we are on to Germany , Belgium and Amsterdam before heading back to Switzerland next weekend..YEEHAW!
Once again thank you for coming along for the ride and for your continued prayers of support!!! I'm sending my love and gratitude over the ocean and back home to you!!!! Have a blessed week my friends!!!
Hola Mis Amigos frombeautiful Interlaken Country & Trucker Festival in Switzerland. For many years I dreamt of playing this prestigious international festival and it was a dream come true AMAZING weekend! I had the honor of getting to know and sharing the main stage withlegends "The Bellamy Brothers", "John MIchael Montgomery" and one of my all time favorite bands the "Mavericks."
As you can imagine I was a bit nervous as I never know if a new country will "GET" my music ...but guess what?? THEY LOVED IT!! They danced, sang, hoot, hollered and I made friends and fans for life!!! It seems thatLATIN COUNTRY is right on time and I am honored and excited to be sharing my music all over the world!
After the show we had the pleasure of going to one of the most AWE INSPIRING spots in Switzerland called SCHLITHORN. It takes 4 gondolas rides to get to the top where a James Bond movie was filmed years ago. The location was turned into a revolving restaurant in the Swiss Alps. My head was in the clouds as Iate a meal I will never forget.
Just in time for the 4th of July we are getting ready to release my first single off the "FIERY ANGEL " project called "Bring It Back To The Heartland". I have never written and sung a song that moved people like this one does and I have never been more excited to take a song to the people ! We will be playing across the USstarting in Tennessee & Texas in August. From Honky Tonks to House Concerts to Festivals and more we will be singing and bringing our heartsanyhwere and everywhere this fall!
Today we are back on the road in Espana where we are rehearsing a band in Barcelona, Spain thenplaying a venue in Costa Brava and a festival in Northern Spain followed by a dream come true balcony seat to see the RUNNING OF THE BULLS in Pamplona, Spain next week!!!
The adventure continues and I am so very grateful to each of you for being a part of the magic. "Your love has left an imprint on my soul, I take you with me wherever I go". I hope your having a beautiful day wherever you are!
Blessings Y Gracias,
Hola Mis Amigos...hello my friends!
I hope this email finds you and yours well and enjoying the summer of 2016. We have just returned from having the time of our lives in Scotland playing 6 radio interviews, the Americana Cavalcade Festival and a guest spot on the prestigious Music Day at BBC Scotland where I had the distinct pleasure of singing with icon writer / artist DONOVAN!
What an honor to share the stage, and even more to sit down and talk with him, hearing stories of Joan Baez, The Beatles and his amazing life experience. For 9 days straight from the Lowlands to the Highlands from Perth to Edinburgh to Glasgow we played and sang from morning to night .. festivals, tolistening rooms, to radio stations to a live Scottish pub, to singing to an audience in this recreation of aCrannogpictured here.
From one unexepected moment to the next wemade friends and fans for life. I want to personally thank Billy Sloan from the BBC Scotland, Donovan, Rob Ellen and Mairi from the Medicine Show, all the radio programmers, stations, venues who bet on me as their international artist and made it all happen! I am honored to be in life and music with you and hope our paths cross sooner than later down the road in Scotland.
To the people of Scotland and all of our new friends thank you for making us feel so welcomed in your enchanting country!
After two weeks back in Nashville, tonight I am in the airport on my way to a month tour in Europe starting with Interlaken Trucker and Country Festival with the Mavericks, The Bellamy Brothers and John Michael Montgomery. Then it is on to 3 shows in Spain, a dream come true chance to see the Running of Bulls in Pamplona and thenGermany for a farm house concert and a show on the River Rhein, followed by a few dates in Belgium and back to Switzerland to play Klewenalp a festival in the Swiss Alps you can only access via Gondola! Yes it is a dream come true summer for me and I am truly drinking in the moment and so very grateful.
Thank you to all the folks who have embraced, played , bought and danced to my latin country music and each of you for your support along the way! It seems magic is happening!
For all of you generous folks who donated to my "FIERY ANGEL" CAMPAIGN I am excited to say we will be putting out the first single "Bring it Back to the Heartland" in July followed by CD Release parties and shows through November across the US starting Aug 25th at the Bluebird in Nashville, TN.
From Honky Tonks To House Concerts , Churches to to Radio stations we are bringing it this fall!!! Once again thank you for your support and patience! Somethings in life are worth the wait!!!
Many blessing to you and yours from the airport in DC!! May the road rise to meet you and may your sing all summer long!!!
Vaya con Dios,
AYAYAY.. I am so excited! I have been invited as the SPECIAL GUEST on BBC SCOTLAND along with international folk icon "DONOVAN" who wrote and sang the hit song "MELLOW YELLOW"! I will kick off the night with a song and then perform three songs during the broadcast, as well as join DONOVAN for a final performance of MELLOW YELLOW! WOOHOO! You can watch and or hear by following this link at 23:30 BST or 4:30 EST / 5:30 CST/ 3:30 PST. TODAY! Tune in all over the world !
It seems this latin country americana music is infectious and we are being so welcomed and embraced! Yeehaw! We have done 5 radio interviews and impromptu performances at the Folk Leif Club, an authentic Scottish Pub , at the Kenmore National Cranog Center, tonight at Morton at Midnight on the BBC SCOTLAND in front of an exclusive live audience of 100 and tomorrow our first festival at the Americana Cavalcade at the Perth Racecourse. It is such an honor to see these folks discover another part of the world and culture through this music. My heart is wide open and I am so very grateful for this experience!! Thanks you to Rob Ellen , Mairi Maclennaa from the Health & HappinessMedicine Show . I also want to give a shout out to our angels on this earth that made sure Patterson and I got over here. You know who you are..Muchismas Gracias! Your heart has touched so many! Music travels , open hearts and minds..Gracias A Dios for this dream come true! Tune in later today and or tonight around the world. This is gonna be amazing!