Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Stephanie Urbina sends Holiday Whishes



TEXICANA COUNTRY ARTIST STEPHANIE URBINA JONES PUTS FIERY MARIACHI SPIN ON “FELIZ NAVIDAD” CLASSIC  
SENDS HOLIDAY WISHES WITH NEW Feliz Navidad, Y'all RELEASE

Stephanie Urbina Jones

 
NASHVILLE, TN – November 10, 2015 -- Following the release of her Fiery Angel CD, Latin country artist Stephanie Urbina Jones brings her passion to Feliz Navidad Y’all, a wonder-filled, 12-song holiday album bursting with Christmas cheer. Showcasing her Hispanic American roots with a fresh, fun mariachi country spin on the classic “Feliz Navidad,” the collection is a ride through the musical landscape that spans country to gospel, from intimate and moving originals to familiar classics, all reflective of the Texas soul Jones brings to her music.    
Jones is a #1 Billboard songwriter, and the first female independent artist to go #1 in the history of the Texas Music Chart. Feliz Navidad, Y’all will be released November 20 on iTunes and all digital service providers worldwide.  
While Feliz Navidad, Y’all was initially planned to be a simple guitar/vocal album, one could say that the spirit of Christmas intervened to insist on something much more.                         
It all started late one night after a gig in Plano, Texas, some years ago.  Jones and her band were staying with some friends who asked her to record a Christmas album, promising to buy 150 copies if she did. Jones immediately declined the offer, but went to bed feeling strangely inspired and inclined to at least consider the idea. After saying a few prayers for guidance, she fell asleep. The next morning, she awoke to pen the first of five original Christmas songs.   
Those five originals – the moving “The Spirit of Christmas (Espiritu de Navidad),” the evocative “You Light Me Up,” the inspiring “One Little Boy,” the seductive “Sexy, Saucy, Sometimes Naughty Time of Year” and the uplifting gospel of “Hallelujah Chorus” - add Texicana flair to Feliz Navidad, Y’all that separates it from the rest of the flurry of holiday releases. Jones has seamlessly woven her Latin roots with the universal appeal of timeless classics like “Silver Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Winter Wonderland.” Laced with mandolins, piano, guitar, bass, drums, accordions and, of course, a few mariachi trumpets, Jones sprinkles a little Norah Jones-inspired bare-bones flavor to take her audience on a journey, complete with snow and sleigh bells, that will put anyone in the holiday spirit. Jones has put a fresh, fiery and fun spin on the Jose Feliciano classic and single, “Feliz Navidad.” Its joyful sound sets the tone for the entire release, ready to start toes a-tappin’ and boots a-scootin’.  
The release of Feliz Navidad, Y’all caps a couple of years of unequaled career success for Jones. Heavily focused on sharing her bicultural roots and bringing people together through her music, she has taken her Latin-style country music to eight countries, including stages at the prominent Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Country Gold in Japan, Magic Town Music Fest in Mexico, Americana Cavalcade in UK and the Craponne Country Rendezvous in France. Fans around the world have embraced her unique Texicana brand. Their encouragement was the inspiration to record and release the single, “Feliz Navidad.”    
This year has already turned out to be a stellar one for Jones. Craig Wayne Boyd, the victor of the Emmy-winning show The Voice, recorded her song, "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face," which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It became only the second song to debut at #1 in that chart's history. Jones also released her aptly-titled Fiery Angel collection, and sat in with The Time Jumpers in Nashville. Jones current single, " Bring It Back To The Heartland," is climbing the charts in Texas.
 
This Christmas season, Jones is looking forward to working with the Texas Heritage Music Foundation in December to share the magic of Christmas as she visits nursing homes, children’s hospitals, homeless shelters, veterans and special needs homes and orphanages, bringing her joy, love and the true spirit of Christmas to those in need.  
“It’s all part of the flow,” she says. “I am so grateful and honored to give back all the faith, joy, compassion and love that I’ve been given.  
“I always start and end every show with ‘Feliz Navidad.’ With the release of Feliz Navidad, Y’all, now I can leave them with something to listen to, every Christmas from here on out.”  
Spirited and fun, yet intimate and personal, Jones reaches her audience in all the right ways. Warm and inviting like cozying up to the fireside, whether you’re in the mood for Christmas cheer, holiday romance, or sacred reflection, Feliz Navidad, Y’all is the perfect accompaniment to your seasonal celebrations.
Jones will take the stage in Nashville with rock soul sister Sherrie Phillips on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 9 p. m. at 3rd & Lindsley.  For more information and tickets: http://goo.gl/He8K9u  

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