International Country Artist Rodrigo Haddad Named Ambassador, Releases New Album

(Nashville, TN – Oct. 22, 2008)  Brazilian country music artist Rodrigo Haddad has been named a 2008 International Country Music Ambassador following the release of his latest album, From Brazil to TN.

The award, presented by the International Country Music Day Organization (www.ICMDAY.org), named Haddad and international promoter Judy Seale as the two Ambassadors for 2008 on Sept. 17.

“I’m so happy to receive this award.  It’s an honor and will only inspire me to work harder,” said Haddad.

The rising Latin American star also recently released his sophomore album, From Brazil to TN, which took nearly two years to complete.  The recording process began in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but eventually moved to Nashville, TN, where Haddad finished the album at County Q Studios.  Eleven of the album’s fourteen tracks were written by Haddad.

“My new album is a dream come true,” he said.  “Recording in Nashville is a unique experience and I’m really proud of the way it turned out.  It’s a big step in my career.”

Haddad will perform a handful of dates in Nashville in support of From Brazil to TN in November.

Tuesday, 11/04/08 – Cadillac Ranch
Thursday, 11/06/08 – Ri’chard’s Louisiana Café
Tuesday, 11/11/08 – Commodore Sports Bar & Grill

Haddad was a performer at the very first CMA Global Artist Party prior to the CMA Music Fest in 2004.  His first album, Ten Years and More to Come was released in 2005 and he was nominated for the CMA Global Country Artist Award in 2007.  He has been performing for more than a dozen years and receives extensive radio play across Europe and Latin America. 

For more information, visit www.rodrigohaddad.com

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