NASHVILLE, TENN., — Petrella, the First Lady of Country Soul and Hot Springs native, is celebrating 25 years of music with a 25th anniversary album recorded in Music City USA.

Reuniting with those who made her career possible, Petrella remains true to her signature sound with an album set for release in February 2013.

The project will feature a celebratory single to be released in time for Black History Month.

The recording of Petrella’s celebration album brought out many of the music city friends who’ve been part of the artist’s impressive journey.

Jack Gale, producer of Petrella’s first album, has reunited with the innovative singer/songwriter/performer, along with Jim Pierce, keyboard player, arranger, and session leader.

"This is a special time for all of us," Petrella says, "we are all excited to work together again and to celebrate all of the success we have achieved as individuals."

Petrella, no stranger to the music city, has recorded four albums in Nashville as well as performed at Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree with Rhonda Vincent.

As an artist who truly gives back, Petrella’s foundation, Dreams of the Heartland Foundation, Inc., helps to underwrite her school outreach programs. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from Petrella’s performances and CD sales go toward college scholarships for underprivileged children who are either full time members of their college choir or are majoring in music.

One of the most celebrated and honored black female country artists of all time, Petrella has recorded and released six albums including her most recent "100 Proof Woman."

Her dynamic one-woman show chronicles one woman’s life journey through story and song.

With the release of "100 Proof Woman," Petrella inked a distribution deal with the Warner Music Group. Through the Warner Alternative Distribution Alliance, Petrella’s latest single "I Want to Know You Forever," reached number 14 on the Hot Country Single Sales chart in Billboard Magazine.

Her music is available through The Orchard, CD Baby, FYE, all Hastings Music and Video Centers, iTunes, and Amazon.

For more information, call 615-476-3200 or visit http://www.countryversial.com/.