From the iconic listening room of the Bluebird Cafe to the largest soccer field in the U.S. to the stage that made country music famous around the world, Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tony Mariachi were invited to share their history-making sound to celebrate Hispanic Heritage at these iconic Nashville landmarks.
“’Rhinestone Cowboy’ was all over the radio and a cultural phenomenon when I was growing up,” said Dan Rogers, Vice President/Executive Producer, Grand Ole Opry. “Listening to Stephanie and Wendy collaborating on ‘Rhinestone Cowgirl’ on the Opry, I was amazed both by how things have changed since then and also by how much has stayed the same. One thing they’ve proven is unchanged — when the right singer finds the right song, everybody wins. I’ll bet Stephanie and Wendy are getting cards and letters from people they don’t even know… with offers coming over the phone.”
Photo 1: Wendy Moten, Stephanie Urbina Jones and Larry Weiss
Photo 2: Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry
Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Mariachi made their 6th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry Friday, Sept. 23. In addition to performing two self-penned songs, “Vamonos” and “The Road of My Life,” Jones joined forces with powerhouse vocalist Wendy Moten for their version of the Larry Weiss-penned classic, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” re-imagined and performed as “Rhinestone Cowgirl.” Photo of Wendy and Stephanie by Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry.
About Stephanie Urbina Jones:
Blazing trails from Texas to Mexico, Jones and her history-making Honky Tonk Mariachi are telling a new story in American music, blowing hearts and minds wide open with their mix of classic country rock with a twang, and the intoxicating, joy-filled sounds of Mexico. This new style, fondly called ‘country music with chili peppers,’ is inspiring and building bridges. From the first gritos to the last yee-haws, from their history-making performances on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry to the two-stepping dance halls of Texas to festivals around the world, Jones and her fiesta platter of love (percussion, trumpets, violins, vihuelas, guitarróns, guitars y mas) are sharing culture, stories, and songs that bring people together. Jones tours internationally, having performed in 14 countries, including appearances at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, Magic Town Music Fest in Mexico, Festival Country Rendezvous in France, Country Gold in Japan, Gstaad Festival in Switzerland, and the Belladrum Tartan Heart Fest in Scotland; plus the CMA Music Festival, Americana Music Festival, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, and performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Jones is a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, #1 Texas Country Artist, and #1 Billboard Country Songwriter.
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