Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul Welcomes You

“SONGS OF MANY COLORS”

Natural ability, a strong will, and intense determination has propelled Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul forward to this point in her career. While she has achieved so much, there’s still a great deal she wants to accomplish in the world of music.

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About

A MUSICAL JOURNEY

Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul is an influential Music Artist with a devoted following. Her incredible career began with a bang in 1988, with the release of their first smash hit "Blues Stay Away from Me". Since then, she has toured almost constantly and has put out music on a regular basis that manages to thrill and delight fans—both old and new—and critics alike.  Her latest release is "SONGS OF MANY COLORS"

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In the News

PAST AND PRESENT

There’s so much going on in the world of Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul: from upcoming tour dates to new music releases. Find all of the news and press releases surrounding Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul and stay in the know with her accomplishments.

 
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Cash Box Magazine Cover and Cover Story

MARCH 13, 1993

In 1993 Petrella was on the Cover of Cashbox Magazine with a feature regarding her "Country-Soul" style music.

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Billboard 615 Spotlight

AUGUST 21, 2013

615 Spotlight: Petrella Celebrates 25 Years as the 'First Lady of Country Soul'

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One-on-One Interview with Petrella

FALL 2014

University of Indiana African-American Archive of Music and Culture one-on-one interview with Petrella featured in AAAMC Publication "Liner Notes"

April 2, 2018

Video Oral History of Petrella

APRIL 2, 2018

The HistoryMakers proudly announces that The Oral History Interview of Petrella is now a permanent part of the HistoryMakers Collection at the Library of Congress.

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Music

BEST OF THE BEST

Fusing vocal talent, precision, and skill with masterful production, Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul has created an impressive catalogue. From up-tempo tunes to more mellow tracks, check out a selection of music recorded over her career.

 
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Shine on Me

25TH SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

With Album "Shine on Me", Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul has created some of her most compelling and polished work to date. Listen and enjoy the superior sound quality of this album that’s been called an instant classic.  Vevo embraced the Video of Track #10 "Working in the USA" and Daily Motion also featured it.

100 Proof Woman

MUSIC FOR THE SOUL

With its catchy songs and piercing instrumental melodies, this album is a fan favorite. Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul worked incredibly hard on all the lyrics and accompanying arrangements. Listen to discover the magic of her music.  Track #10 "I Want to Know You Forever" reached number #14 on the Hot Billboard Single Sales via distribution through Warner Brothers.

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Dreams of the Heartland

SETTING THE MOOD

When mind and music come together, the result is a masterful album such as "Dreams of the Heartland". Digging deep into her musical soul, Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul has produced a compilation of powerful lyrics and harmonious melodies.  Track #4 "Paint it the USA" was featured by the The Texas Fallen Soldier project.

Papa Did A Raindance

A COLLECTION OF SONGS

This album reflects when Country meets Soul in one voice and takes you from Bar to Ballroom, featuring Track #9, "When the Night Rolls In" by hit songwriter Brenda Russell and a redo of the classic "If" written by David Gates.

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Countryversial

FIRST ALBUM FROM PETRELLA

Initially released by Playback Records, Country-Soul Division entitled "Petrella".  Three singles reached the Top 100 Cashbox Country Single Charts: Track #1, 'I Found Somebody", Track #3, "Blues Stay Away from Me" and Track #9, "This Isn't Goodbye".  This landed Petrella on the Cover of Cashbox Magazine and propelled her into the Country Music Spotlight.

Walking Around Heaven

COUNTRY SOUL MEETS GOSPEL

Some of your favorite Gospel songs with an added touch of Country Soul with proceeds of sales donated to the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic of Garland County, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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Homes for the Holidays

SETTING THE MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS

Classic Christmas songs plus a couple of originals with the proceeds of sales going to Habitat for Humanity

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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC

Here are links to live music performances and a link to some of the music.

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Live Performance

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Live Performance

 
 

Comments & Critiques

RESPECTED INSIGHTS

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Indie Shark

"SONGS OF MANY COLORS"

Nominated for Album of the Year. "

 Songs of Many Colors has something for every listening taste and rates among the year’s most satisfying music releases."

Mark Druery

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Hollywood Digest

"SONGS OF MANY COLORS"

"It is an intensely personal document though, a testament of her journey here, and a harbinger of peaks to come." 
Garth Thomas

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Too Much Love Magazine

"SONGS OF MANY COLORS"

It’s not an album of its time alone but an album for all time as it delves deep into timeless human emotions and features a powerhouse performance from Petrella. It’s well worth seeking out.  
John McCall

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Colin Jordan

"SONGS OF MANY COLORS"

Petrella is still thrilled by music, inspired by its potential, and hasn’t lost even a degree of engagement with her material. You can hear her unyielding yearning to create during each of the album’s eleven songs and sings with go-for-broke passion. Few modern singers put so much of themselves into their own work.
Colin Jordan

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Indie Pulse Music

"SONGS OF MANY COLORS"

Songs of Many Colors easily rates among the finest country releases in 2021 but, equally, stands as one of the year’s best, regardless of genre
Mindy McCall

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Rambles

"100 PROOF WOMAN"

"Anybody who dreams in country will enjoy the sound of this CD"  Rambles.net

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Rambles

"DREAMS OF THE HEARTLAND"

Petrella's Dreams of the Heartland is worth having a listen to with her great guitar, high energy and cool lyrics. And have a go at Countryversial, released in 1993, while you're at it.

by Virginia MacIsaac
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Dreams of the Heartland Foundation, Inc.

A POSITIVE IMAGE FOR OUR NATIONS CHILDREN

Created by Petrella in 1996, Dreams of the Heartland has provided more than $100,000 in gifts and contributions to a variety of Community Organizations including The Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, Philander Smith College, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and many, many more.

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Minority Internship Program for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

A REAL SUCCESS

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2016 Recipients of Dreams of the Heartland Foundation Inc. donations

EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

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Dreams of the Heartland Scholarship Program at Philander Smith College for Choir Members or Music Majors

PERFECT EXECUTION

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P.H.O.E.B.E. and the Uzuri Project Refurbishing the John Webb home in Hot Springs Arkansas

A REAL SUCCESS

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Property donated to Habitat for Humanity, Garland Co. Arkansas for 4 Homes on the corner of Garden and Mound streets in Hot Springs, AR

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

 
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Contact

Do you want to know more about Petrella, her music or her tour dates.

536 E. Boone St. #208, Santa Maria, CA 93454

501-226-9180

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