About Gina Chavez
Growing up in Austin, TX, Gina Chavez didn’t pick up a guitar until she was in college. The instrument proved to be her ticket around the world. Since then, she has traveled to Japan as a cultural ambassador for the city of Austin. She also toured the world as a cultural ambassador with the US State Dept, performing to international audiences in 10 countries. To date, Chavez has won multiple awards, including 12 Austin Music Awards and the Grand Prize for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She topped the iTunes and Amazon Latin charts with her second album, Up.Rooted
Chavez’s multi-ethnic folk-pop sound also won her spotlights on national TV and radio shows in the US. She has been featured on NPR’s three nationally broadcast shows:  First Listen, All Things Considered, and Tiny Desk Concerts. Her performances garnered nearly 1 million views on YouTube and earned her a spot on NPR’s Top 15 Tiny Desk Concerts. She also was chosen to perform at The Kate on a nationally televised hour-long episode on PBS.

To date, the artist has released three award-winning albums that showcase Chavez’s versatility as a songwriter and performer: her acoustic folk-pop debut album Hanging Spoons (2007), her Spanish/English album Up.Rooted (2014) and her soul/R&B EP Lightbeam (2018). 

Currently, Chavez lives in Austin with her wife, Jodi Granado. Together, they co-founded the Niñas Arriba, a college fund that offers full scholarships to a private, Catholic university for young girls in Soyapango, El Salvadore.
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“Gina Chavez has a gift for emotional connection, with a radiant voice 
that’s both warm and bold.” 
If the future is female, then Gina Chavez is the poster child. The multi-ethnic, Austin native is a queer, Catholic, internationally-acclaimed Latinx pop artist who won’t take no for an answer. She is proud to release her new song of female empowerment, “She Persisted,” out on Super Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020. 

Chavez was inspired to write this song “by the moment Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren on the senate floor.”  She says, “His words are sampled in the song, ‘Nevertheless, she persisted,’ the same words that became a rallying cry for women all over the U.S. and the world. Because it’s what women do…we persist!”

Gina Chavez has toured in 10 countries as cultural ambassador for the US State Department. She also has won 12 Austin Music Awards, has performed on NPR (garnering 1 million views) and PBS, and has topped the Latin charts on iTunes and Amazon.  

Chavez will release her fourth album, her first all-Spanish album, La Que Manda, in May 2020.”She Persisted” will be available for purchase or streaming exclusively on GinaChavez.com starting Tuesday, March 3, 2020.


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