Stephanie Urbina Jones' Vision Shines
Brightly In “Bring It Back To The Heartland”
First Single From Jones’ Forthcoming
Album, Fiery Angel
Nashville, TN – Aug. 12, 2015 -- In this age of seeming national apathy, economic insecurity and political vitriol, it can be easy for many of us to be resigned to the status quo.
Not Stephanie Urbina Jones. The Hispanic American multi-talented singer/songwriter from Texas has taken up the battle cry of American pride and released “Bring It Back to the Heartland,” the first single from her forthcoming cd Fiery Angel.
Passionate, powerful and free of pandering, “Bring It Back to the Heartland” speaks to those values that Americans at their core still revere – hope, confidence in their abilities to lift themselves up through their own hard work and perseverance, and giving themselves “dreams that have wings,” as the song asserts. For Jones, who co-wrote the song with Mark Marchetti, it’s an urgent message at an urgent time.
“As a wife, mother and American, I have never experienced so much apathy, hopelessness and division in this country,” Jones says. “It makes me sad and fearful for my daughter’s future and everyone else’s.”
But it’s clear that Jones isn’t alone. She sees the song resonating around the country with audiences from all walks of life. “This song has hit such a cultural nerve that it brings people to their feet,” she reports. “This is not about politics, religion or corporations. It’s about people and bringing back the heart of what made this country great!”
Jones’ Hispanic American heritage has helped her bring a unique perspective to country music, an authentic heritage rarely given voice. She is the first independent female artist to hit #1 on the Texas Music Chart. Jones also co-wrote “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face.” Recorded by The Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd, the song debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot Country Chart, thereby making chart history. In addition, “Bring It Back to the Heartland” was selected for the featured country music page on iTunes for three weeks running.
Jones has been taking her brand of country and Americana music far beyond the borders of the United States – to the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland; Country Gold in Kumamoto, Japan; Americana Cavalcade in Scotland; the Interlaken Country and Trucker Festival with The Mavericks; the Craponne Country Rendezvous in France; and many others shows in Mexico, Germany and Spain.
She will be performing in these cities later this year: Aug.25 Nashville, TN, Bluebird Café; Sept. 11 Springfield, IL; Sept. 24 Fredericksburg, TX; Sept. 26 San Antonio, TX; Sept. 26 Austin, TX; Sept. 30 Houston, TX; Oct. 1 Dallas, TX; Oct. 3 Luckenbach, TX; Oct. 10 Sebastapol, CA; Nov. 6 Kansas City, MO.
“Bring It Back to the Heartland” is sponsored by Arriba Salsa – American Made, Family Owned.
Photo credit: Juan Pont Levica