--> The Pocket Community Theatre - Hot Springs, Arkansas: "Petrella in Concert"
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Petrella in Concert 2014 Last Modified: Sunday, January 19, 2014
A Pocket Extra!
Presented on Our Main Stage
Petrella in Concert
Featuring the First Lady of Country Soul.

Performance Date
January 2014

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Program Description:

As one of the first female African-American country artists, Petrella has caused a sensation since 1988. Pioneering a new form of country flavored with soul, gospel and roots accents, Petrella landed on the cover of CASHBOX in 1994, and has never looked back. Petrella was born and raised in Hot Springs. She grew up singing in church and explains “I didn’t choose country music; it chose me … it is a part of who I am”.

Petrella has worked with some of the greatest studio musician in Nashville, including drummer Eddie Bayers (played on 150 gold and platinum albums. received the Academy of Country Music 'Drummer of the Year Award' for eight straight years, and has three times won the Nashville Music Awards 'Drummer of the Year'), fiddle player Rob Hajacos (played on George Strait, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney’s albums), slide guitar legend Buddy Emmons (Recorded with The Carpenters, Nancy Sinatra, Ray Charles, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, The Everly Brothers and Willie Nelson) the renown Kevin Dorsey (Vocal director for Michaels Jackson’s concert tours ,including the Dangerous and History world tours.), and Oren Waters (member of the nation’s most successful backup singing group The Waters, 260 gold and 100 platinum albums).

As an independent artist, Petrella has won the Airplay International Golden Microphone Award and the Producer’s Choice Award. Her first album was nominated for Album of the Year by the Nashville tracker magazine and her single "Blues Stay Away from Me" went to #50 on the charts and was the #1 ranked independent single by Cashbox magazine.

For more information about Petrella and her music, click here.