Monday, May 12, 2014

Music Row exec and two media personalities: stay tuned for these interviews from the archives

Photo by Marino González. Licensed via Creative Commons.

A confession: some of my interviews with Hispanic Nashvillians have never seen the light of day. Yes, I asked questions, and the interviewees answered, but some of those exchanges wither away in storage collecting dust.

One of the interviews is with a morning co-host at a local Christian radio broadcaster, who got her job in 2010 and who gave me an interview in 2011. I posted an excerpt at the time, but there was much more to it that what you saw.

Another interview collecting dust is with a Music Row executive.  Another is with a local TV news personality.  You haven't seen either of those.

Just so you know, I'm dusting off these interviews.  Coming soon...   

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Jackie Arredondo CMA performance and donation to follow Sabado Gigante gig

Jackie Arredondo. Submitted photo.
Latina country music performing artist Jackie Arredondo will autograph and donate a pair of her boots to the CMA Celebrity Auction, as part of the CMA Music Festival this June. Proceeds raised by the annual auction are to be donated to CMA’s Keep the Music Playing charity in support of public school music education. Jackie will be performing during CMA Fest on June 3, 2014, in an unplugged show at O Gallery, located at 1305 Clinton St., Suite 120, from 6pm-8pm. Tickets can be purchased on her website or in person by contacting Sheyla Paz.

Jackie was recently on a panel of experts for a singing competition on Sábado Gigante, Univision’s long-running, highly rated variety show. Arredondo was also in charge of the vocal coaching for the competition, called Viva la Diva. Arredondo has provided vocal coaching to singers working with producers like Emilio Estefan, Tommy Mottola and Sean (P Diddy) Combs.

Arredondo, a Cuban-American raised in Miami, Florida is a multi-talented artist who has already gained attention for her career as a country singer; her EP, “Just Call Me Jackie,” which was produced in Nashville by Brian G White.

Her last single “Like We Used To” was playing on radios in over 50 stations around the world including in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Scotland, Australia, Netherlands, England, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Northern Ireland, Sweden, New Zealand and France. More recently, she released her new single “Amar Como Antes”, the spanish version of her song "Like We Used To" to the Latino market.

She was recently in Nashville recording her upcoming single.

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