I Got the Music In Me Show: Meet the Musicians Who Make Us Sing

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February 21 2022

I Got the Music In Me Show: Meet the Musicians Who Make Us Sing
I Got the Music In Me Show: Meet the Musicians Who Make Us Sing
Are you ready to be the next American Idol? Meet reality TV music coach Brianna Ruelas, and listen to her new single, "Thieves"

A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs & Cynthia de Lorenzi, co-hosts, Truly Amazing Women — We are thrilled to introduce you to Brianna Ruelas, a Dallas-based Performing Artist Consultant, Realty TV music coach, and the author of the bestseller Make Reality TV Your Reality.

As a singer and performer for 30 years, Brianna studied internationally and performed in just about every genre — from jazz to rock to pop. She received a BA in Theatre Arts from Pepperdine University and spent the following years honing her musical theatre chops. Brianna later began pursuing music as a solo artist and worked as a commercial voiceover actor. She also fronted her rock band and experienced the reality TV craze in its early days as a Top 100 finalist on American Idol, Season 4.

“I know what it feels like to be up on that stage, and am passionate about supporting my clients to achieve success as a reality singing show winner, and leverage that experience to ignite their music careers,” she shares, noting that in 2022, she is re-launching her online course, the Reality Singing Show Success Academy.

Brianna released her first original single at the age of 42 — “Thieves.” Check it out now on Spotify!

“It documents my battle with self-doubt, regret, and battling the nasty voices that swirl in my head as I lay awake at night,” shares Brianna. “Most importantly, it examines the process of silencing fear and circling back to faith and trusting that there is freedom in the surrender. It’s a ballad of hope and a powerful reminder to quiet the BS stories in our head, trust and believe we will overcome.”

What’s Next for Brianna and the Reality TV music industry? Check out her website to learn more: briannaruelasmusic.com

Scroll down to read the lyrics of Thieves!

Thieves, by Brianna Ruelas

Breathe in. Bury your weakness. Thieves are running wild, stealing all of the show. Been hiding. Shadows and secrets. Your light is wavering. No one has to know.

Keep holding on. You’re the only one who can turn this around. Keep reaching higher. You’ve come this far. Don’t you let it all go.

Demons follow your coattails. Drunk on your despair, a pathetic show. You think you’re a phoenix. Cleaned from the ashes. You ain’t going nowhere, would’ve happened by now.

Keep holding on. You’re the only one who can turn this around. Keep reaching higher. You’ve come this far. Don’t you let it all go.

Silence the whisper. Robbing your will to keep fighting. No more hiding out with you.

Keep holding on. You’re the only one who can turn this around. Keep reaching higher. You’ve come this far. You can let it all go

Keep holding on. Your fire’s rising up. Let the doubt disappear. Keep reaching higher. You’ve come this far, you can let it all go.

It’s time to let it all go.

Click here to hear Brianna perform Thieves on YouTube.


About the show: Who doesn’t love music? And more to the point, who doesn’t love the masters who perform our favorite songs? On this show, we introduce you to some savvy singer-songwriters, members of the band, and those with tunes flowing through their veins.

Your host: Journalist Hope Katz Gibbs, founder of the Inkandescent Radio Network, will start off the show and then turn it over to musicians who will interview each other in a play-it-forward format.

Are you a musician we should interview? Send us an email with details and a link to one of your performances. 

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