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Stevie D adds Rebecca Valadez to All-Star Cast as production of next album continues

Stevie D and Rebecca Valadez share details on upcoming new album and more with The AC Cruz Podcast.

Stevie D & The All-Star Cast | Courtesy photo

Stevie D is currently working on his next album, his second with legendary record label Freddie Records, and the award-winning singer-songwriter has added the Latin GRAMMY-winning vocalist Rebecca Valadez to his All-Star Cast band for the new project and management responsibilities.

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The duo shared the latest news on the band during an interview with The AC Cruz Podcast including details on the highly-anticipated album — from the lead single to a bonus track that is a cover of a classic song — and the addition of Valadez, bringing her sultry vocals to the band’s sound and was named business manager for the band.

“We found a hidden gem,” Stevie D tells The AC Cruz Podcast about Valadez. “She’s not a backup vocalist for this band, she’s a featured artist.”

The first single from the album is “Porque Tu” and was co-written by Stevie D and Jay Alaniz and is expected to be released in a few weeks.

Stevie D said, “Rebecca and I sing to each other, it’s not really a duet but she’s got her own part. So it’s a little bit about traicione amor. It’s a badass cumbia. I’m not saying that because I wrote it but because the arrangement came in and it all gelled.”

The bonus track is a cover of an classic Tejano song from an iconic Tejano supergroup that the four-time Tejano Music Awards winner shared a live version online recently that many were excited to hear.

Stevie D stated, “When the writer heard that version, our live version, and I’m not going to mention the name of the song, but when he heard it and from what I understand he said it was the best version that he had ever heard before and I was like, ‘Well then we have to freakin’ do it.’ And Freddie (Martinez Jr.) at first was a little against it but then he heard that live version and he was like, ‘Hell yeah, let’s do it!'”

The new album from Stevie D & The All-Star Cast featuring Rebecca Valadez is scheduled for release in October.

Listen to the full interview with Stevie D and Rebecca Valadez on The AC Cruz Podcast below. Hear previous episodes and get more details at TheACCruzPodcast.com.

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