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    1.) Bri Bagwell poses for a picture with her grandparents Vanita and Harvey Hatch.
    2.) Bri shows us one of the many guitars in her personal collection. She successfully raised over $20,000 in funding for future projects and some of these guitars will be signed and given to backers who pledged $1,000 apiece on the creative funding website
    3.) Bri and her brother Bryan Bagwell play a song for us at her parents' home in Las Cruces.
    4.) Brothers Bryan and Brandan Bagwell are also accomplished musicians and founded the bands On Tap and Let it Ride which Bri played and sang in while a teenager.
    5.) Bri enjoys listening to Brandan & Bryan play a tune. Bryan is a licensed realtor and contractor, while Brandan works as an independent financial advisor.
    6.) Proud parents James and Marilyn Bagwell. James runs a CPA firm and Marilyn owns the women's boutique Treasures of Las Cruces, both located in Las Cruces' Arroyo Plaza.
    7.) Members of the Bagwell clan gathered together at James and Marilyn's home while Bri was in town to premiere her new music video.
    8.) Bri poses in front of one the the many walls in her parents' home covered with memorabilia of past achievements.
    9.) The stage is set-up and ready for the impending show.
  10.) Tools of the trade for Bri and The Banned.
  11.) The audience starts to take their seats at the beautiful Rio Grande Theatre.
  12.) Bryan Bagwell and his wife Katie helped organize the concert. Earlier in the week, Bri stopped by Alameda Elementary, where Katie teaches 3rd grade, to perform a concert for the school children.
  13.) The crowd at the Rio Grande Theatre anxiously await the start of the music video and concert.
  14.) Bri starts the concert with the fan favorite song Banned from Santa Fe.
  15.) The members of The Banned are Miles Stone on drums, Nathan Sebesta on guitar and Justin Lusk on bass and backup vocals.
  16.) Bri switched from her tried and true acoustic guitar to an electric counterpart for a song or two.
  17.) Piano was the musical instrument of choice for Bri while a teenager. She taught herself to play guitar while attending college at the University of Texas.
  18.) Previewing a new original song written to benefit Cowboys for Cancer Research.
  19.) Bri sparkled on stage in-front of her hometown crowd.
  20.) The performance of the song Mexican Beer was one of many highlights during the concert.
Ventanas - Summer 2012
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Article: Jim Widby
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She's been a reality TV personality on CMT's Next Superstar, released an independent album entitled Banned from Santa Fe, inked a booking deal with the William Morris Endeavor agency, produced a first-rate music video for her next hit single "Whiskey," and despite all of these accomplishments, she's still a down-to-earth, home town girl from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Bri Bagwell, a 2005 graduate of Mayfield High School, recently returned home to premiere her very first music video at the historic Rio Grande Theatre on April 21st. The viewing concert was an amazing success, with a sold-out theater full of fans, friends and family enjoying the official debut of Bagwell's music video "Whiskey." After the video viewing, Bri and her band quickly jumped into performing a stellar set of undeniably real country music that is sure to get the talented songstress plenty of radio air-time in the near future. The concert included fan favorites like "Banned from Santa Fe" and "Mexican Beer" along with a sneak peek of a brand new song written to benefit the Cowboys for Cancer Research charity.

Bri Bagwell and The Banned are currently on a radio tour promoting her latest single and will be returning to our region on Wednesday, June 27 to perform a free concert at the State Line Restaurant in El Paso. Bri's also slated to revisit Las Cruces for the Whole Enchilada Fiesta along with Josh Grider in September.

Look for an upcoming article about Bri Bagwell, her music, her family and her local roots in the next edition of Ventanas magazine. ///
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