Cruz grew up in Silver City, New Mexico. She began her singing career when she was only nine years old. At the age of 13, she began opening shows for Tejano artists Elida Reyna, Ruben Ramos, Stefani Montiel, La Diferenzia, Pete Astudillo, and many more.
Cruz’s passion for music was so big that for her 15th birthday, she chose to record a demo instead of having a quincenera, which turned into a full length album, entitled Lagrimas y Lluvia, recorded at Melody Ranch Studios in San Antonio, Texas. She recorded several rancheras to include “Me Piden” and “A La Que Vive Contigo” recorded in 2003, which received airplay in New Mexico and several radio stations.
The singer took a break in the music industry for several years to focus in completing her Associates Degree in Business Administration. However, her itch for music never went away. She began recording music again. She was invited to perform at the 2014 Shelly’s All American Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada and at the 2015 Tejano Music Fan Fair.
Cruz is currently working on her new EP and is also scheduled to perform at this year’s Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair at the Historic Market Square in San Antonio, Texas. She will be having an autograph session ,Thursday, March 17 at 4:00 pm, Friday, March 18, at 2:15 pm on Concho Stage, and Sunday, March 20, at 12:00 pm on North San Saba Stage.
LISTEN: “Me Muero” by Yvette Cruz