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Petrella’s has had 3 CDs produced by the legendary record producer, author and award winning radio personality Jack Gale. Jack has produced for recording artists for more than 40 years including Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gale, Willie Nelson, Charley Daniels, Johnny Paycheck, Little Jimmie Dickens, George Jones and Tommy and Johnny Cash. Petrella’s latest CD “Shine on Me” was produced by Gale and celebrates 25 years in the country music business as an independent artist. This CD reflects the Country-Soul nature of Petrella’s music by fusing country, Gospel, R&B and rock. Petrella has also recorded with noted producers Anthony Smith (Clay Walker, Neil McCoy and Donna Summer) and Jason Miles (Sting and Suzy Bogguss)

Petrella has worked with some of the greatest studio musician in Nashville, including drummer Eddie Bayers (played on 150 gold and platinum albums, received the Academy of Country Music ‘Drummer of the Year Award’ for eight straight years, and has three times won the Nashville Music Awards ‘Drummer of the Year’), fiddle player Rob Hajacos (played on George Strait, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney’s albums), slide guitar legend Buddy Emmons (Recorded with The Carpenters, Nancy Sinatra, Ray Charles, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, The Everly Brothers and Willie Nelson) the renown Kevin Dorsey (Vocal director for Michaels Jackson’s concert tours ,including the Dangerous and History world tours.), and Oren Waters (member of the nation’s most successful backup singing group The Waters, 260 gold and 100 platinum albums).

Petrella has performed with Tracy Lawrence, Rhonda Vincent, Gladys Knight, Laythan Armour (WOW Gospel Producer), the LuLu Washington (choreographer for movie Avatar) dancer’s and at the very First FanFest in Anaheim California with Diamond Rio. Patty Labelle has labeled Petrella “The Singer” and Whoppi Goldberg gave her the handle “First Lady of Country Soul”.

As an independent artist, Petrella has won the Airplay International Golden Microphone Award and the Producer’s Choice Award. Her first album was nominated for Album of the Year by the Nashville tracker magazine and her single “Blues Stay Away from Me” went to #50 on the charts and was the #1 ranked independent single by Cashbox magazine.

Petrella is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), The Reunion of Professional Entertainers (ROPE), Country Music Association (CMA), and owns her own Record Label and Publishing Company. Five of her singles has reached the top 100.

An unsung hero, Petrella has accomplished more than any black female in the country music industry.