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The Sonny Melendrez Show

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Hosted by award-winning speaker, Hall of Fame radio/TV host and author, Sonny Melendrez, each show is filled to the brim with inspiration and entertainment through storytelling, fascinating guests, live performances, exclusive celebrity interviews and all delivered with unstoppable enthusiasm!

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Feb 17, 2019


Award-winning singer/songwriter, Laura Marie's story is as inspiring as her gentle voice and heart-touching lyrics. Listen to her visit with Sonny Melendrez as she shares:

  • How to turn an idea into a song
  • Where inspiration comes from
  • What to expect in the studio
  • An acoustic performance: Crazy
  • How a prayer to St. Francis of Assisi became the inspiration for Be Love
  • More!

About Laura Marie

Laura Marie’s message to the world exists on a plane that reaches far beyond music, but thankfully she is one of those writers gifted enough to focus the roller-coaster of the human condition into song. Her latest single, 'This Is A Call', is currently in post production along with a full band performance video and documentary footage taken at The Wunderbar, the private studio/castle of Wunder Audio creator Mike Castoro. 

Laura Marie is a South Texas native who grew up steeped in poetry and music, earning her degree in music education and paying her dues in bands in Central Texas and beyond. There have been awards and accolades since. She is the winner of both an Independent Music Award and the OurStage Texas Lilith Fair Competition as well as a two time Regional Finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. Audiences are continually drawn in to Laura Marie’s performances because of her honesty and passion. David Crabb from the Austin Acoustical Cafe noted, "Laura Marie captured the hearts of our audience with her energy, and she warmed the stage and the room with her talented performance.”

2016 Showcasing Artist - Southwest Regional Folk Alliance
2016 Music Project Songwriting Contest, 1st Place Winner
2014 Independent Music Award Winner Folk/SingerSongwriter Song 
2014 SouthWest Regional Finalist Mountain Stage NewSong Contest
2013 Showcasing Artist - Southwest Regional Folk Alliance
2013 Semi-finalist Songwriter Serenade
Artist of the Year 2011 -Texas Music Coalition
2010 SouthWest Regional Finalist Mountain Stage NewSong Contest
WINNER #1 Artist OurStage Texas Lilith Fair Competition 2010
WINNER of the 4th Annual TMC Music Video Showcase - Best Song
Indie Artist of the Month (Apr/May 2009) - Americana Music Times

2017 Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity January Feature
2016 Featured Artist - Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival
2015 Featured Artist - Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival
2014 Featured Artist - Canto San Anto Music & Art Project
2014 Featured Artist - Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival
Reverbnation Featured Artists - Folk
Reverbnation Who's Hot Global
Windows Media Guide Music
FNO Festival Network Online
Women of Substance Radio Featured Artist
Athena 365 Featured Artist
Live 365 Magazine
Time Warner Cable San Antonio On Demand

Song Licensing:
M Cable Television
Bunim/Murray Productions
Human Factor Publishing
Discovery Networks Publishing
Pump Audio
“Dream Healing” by writer director Dora Pena 
"Leftovers" by writer director Robin Nations
Documentary “Dallas 30 - Off the Record”