Singer/songwriter Bobby Marquez is proud to perform at this year’s International Western Music Association Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The prestigious music slots are selected by an official committee. This year, Marquez will entertain on the Friday Night Western Opry at 7pm on November 11th and he will also put on a special showcase, Saturday afternoon, November 12th, at 3:30pm, prior to the awards ceremony that evening.
This will all take place at Hotel Albuquerque. The IWMA convention is a five-day event filled with sought-after musical performances, workshops and networking opportunities with some of the top names and most legendary acts in western music. The mission is to uphold the western lifestyle and this roots music.
“I have been working towards this for a long time. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be included in this arena. Western music is all about storytelling. This style tests your skills as a writer, singer and guitar player…as a performer period. It is a real honor to be in this group,” states Marquez.
As a matter of fact, IWMA Hall of Fame star Rex Allen Jr. produced some tracks, including the title track of Bobby Marquez’s award-winning album, “The Cowboy Way.”
And Bobby Marquez has lived the western lifestyle, growing up in the small Texas town of Freer, working on a ranch and riding horses. His in-laws bred, showed and trained quarter horses besides competing in rodeo. “It is a rich heritage that comes with such integrity,” expresses Bobby Marquez.
Bobby Marquez is currently touring and will host a preview of the wonderful acoustic, western music coming to the IWMA Convention on July 13, 2022 at the world famous Bluebird Cafe. More information on this event will be coming soon.
For more information on the IWMA Convention, visit iwesternmusic.org.
About Bobby Marquez: Bobby Marquez is an awarded singer/songwriter, originally from South Texas. Marquez has become known for his charismatic smile and fun-loving honky tonk style of music paired with inspiring lyrics. His timely song, “Speak Love,” shows his kind heart and has earned him the CMA of Texas Americana Award for 2021. Also awarded by the Academy of Western Artists, Bobby was considered for a Grammy Award for his duet with Rhonda Vincent on a song Marquez co-wrote titled, “For Awhile.” The song also won CMA of Texas Duet of the Year and the Academy of Western Artists Song of the Year.. His original tune, “The Cowboy Way,” was designated the theme song of the annual Gene Autry Museum Festival in Oklahoma. Bobby Marquez appears on television’s Larry’s Country Diner, The Penny Gilley Show and Country Fix, while his music videos are seen around the world on various networks. His music can be heard on radio stations around the globe, including on Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Radio. Marquez’s songs have been recorded by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Rhonda Vincent, Ty Herndon and Johnny Rodriguez.