Romero’s final album “Mi Tesoro,” released last March, was not submitted in time to be considered for a nomination at the annual event held by the New Mexico Hispano Music Association.
“We have let our beautiful angel down,” said a post on Romero’s Facebook page. “Ernestine handled everything regarding her musical career and because of this, her very last CD, ‘Mi Tesoro’, commemorating her 20 years in the music industry will not be included for the 29th Annual Hispano Music Awards show.”
“Despite all of our efforts to have her included in this year’s awards show, Ernestine will not have her last opportunity to showcase the lifelong work and dedication to her music in her home state of New Mexico,” the post added.
The multi-award-winning singer was tragically killed by her estranged husband in a murder-suicide last July, a day after her 32nd birthday.
“We want to personally apologize to all of Ernestine’s fans and thank you for all of the continued love, support, and tributes for Ernestine, her musical career and keeping her legacy alive,” said the post.
The 27th annual Hispano Music Awards are scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2020, at the Ohkay Hotel and Casino Conference Center in Espanola, New Mexico. Nominations will be announced Jan. 4.
Romero celebrated her 20th year in the music industry with the release of “Mi Tesoro”, the 10th album from the singer. She was a multiple New Mexico Hispano Music Awards winner and was a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards in 2016.
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