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.
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"
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.
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.
One-on-One Interview with Petrella
University of Indiana African-American Archive of Music and Culture one-on-one interview with Petrella featured in AAAMC Publication "Liner Notes"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comments & Critiques
"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."
"SONGS OF MANY COLORS"
"It is an intensely personal document though, a testament of her journey here, and a harbinger of peaks to come."