Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Country star Jessica Andrews will appear in a free concert at Eastern New Mexico University's Campus Union Ballroom in Portales at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Ms. Andrews has won the Academy Of Country Music's Top New Female Vocalist award, scored her first #1 single with "Who I Am," and shared stages with the likes of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood.
Shem Peachy of the sponsoring ENMU Student Activities and Organizations says, "We are very excited to have such a hot country pop singer at Eastern. This is the biggest act at Eastern in 15 years."
Ms. Andrews, 19, won her first talent contest at the age of 10 in her hometown of Huntingdon, Tenn., singing the Dolly Parton hit "I Will Always Love You." She has appeared on Austin City Limits, "The Tonight Show" with
Jay Leno and at the Grand Ole Opry, to name a few. According to publicity from her DreamWorks record label, she is pursuing her own songwriting for her next album. Her passion to write her own songs is influenced by her singer/songwriter boyfriend, Marcel Chagnon. "He's a songwriter and really encouraged me in my own writing," says Ms. Andrews
Ms. Andrews' third and latest album is "Now". Her second album ,"Who I Am," debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and turned gold on March 30, 2001. "Who I Am" also included the #1 title track, which launched herinto
the country pop music scene. Her first album, "Heart Shaped World," was released in 1999 when Ms. Andrews was 15.
The opening act is Marcel (Marcelon Chagnon), her boyfriend. Marcel is a singer, songwriter, photographer, filmmaker and hockey player. A driving force behind Ms. Andrews, he co-wrote her "There's More to Me than
For more information, call ENMU Student Activities and Organizations at 505.562.2631.