Singer-songwriter, Norma Montiel, has continued to perform and promote throughout the United States and Mexico her latest compact disc recording with Universal Music Latino a collection of ten popular tropical/norteña songs in which she displays the passion and fun-loving range of her vocals. She also previously recorded for Universal Music Latino a collection of ten songs with Mexican singer-songwriter “Fato”. Prior to that she also recorded with the prestigious and renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. She has appeared and performed in several internationally televised programs such as “Despierta América” and “Primer Impacto.” She recently performed at the annual spring festival in Zacatecas, Mexico accompanied by the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan is a 100 year-old institution in Mexico and they are stars in their own right and rarely do they ever “accompany” a soloist, but they have great admiration for Norma and have allowed her to perform with them on stage. It has been a privilege for her that has won rave reviews.
She has performed in front of 100,000 persons at the famous Zócalo in Mexico City for the annual fiestas patrias celebration. She also appeared on Televisa’s “Fiesta Mexicana” televised internationally. She has also received the “key to the city” of Las Vegas, Nevada from Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in recognition of her notable performances in that city and her original composition, guapango, “Viva Las Vegas.” She performed at the famous Teatro Blanquita in Mexico City. She also performed at the Teatro Jorge Negrete in México City where she received awards of distinction from the A.N.D.A. (National Union of Performing Artists) and from Sebastian Vertí of the Galería de las Estrellas (Gallery of the Stars).
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Norma’s recent success in Mexico was the fruits of her years developing musically and artistically in the United States and Mexico. She was the winner of the “Best Female Singer” category in the International Star Search Program hosted then by Fernando Allende, which was televised in Spanish internationally from Hollywood, California. She previously recorded her first album of ranchero music in Mexico City under the direction of maestro Rigoberto Alfaro. With one of her compositions from that album entitled “La Verdad”, she won an award at the “Vicente Fernández” Festival in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Norma Montiel has recently appeared in a series of programs televised internationally from Miami including “El Escandolo del Medio Día” hosted by Charitin and “Los Buenos Días” hosted by Maria Corina Marrero. Her music videos have been televised internationally through “Banda Máx.” These performances earned her the affection of the public, the admiration of other performing artists, and the respect of the media.
She recorded an album for AFG Sigma of San Antonio, Texas. For this project Norma performed ten of her best compositions of ballads and ranchero boleros. The album, entitled “Secrets of the Heart” was well received in the United States and her first release “Vete” was a hit on the radio charts.
She sang her ranchero music on horseback in venues across the United States as part of Gerardo “Jerry” Díaz’s musical caravan in American rodeos. Her most memorable event with Jerry Díaz was the sold-out capacity crowd at the Western Live Stock and Rodeo at the Coliseum in Denver, Colorado. She has also performed on horseback alongside of Mexican star Joan Sebastián. She was a solo performer in concert at the Teatro Jiménez-Rueda in Mexico City. She has been performing in Las Vegas, Nevada venues. Her most memorable performance in Las Vegas was for the honorable and popular governor of Nevada, Kenny C. Guinn and for the honorable and popular mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman. As part of her collaboration with “16th of September” events, she has also performed at musical events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
Norma Montiel was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico but was raised in Brownsville, Texas.