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).
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.