We had the good fortune of connecting with Cristina Hron and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cristina, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
There were always two types of people that surrounded me growing up- those who supported me as a singer relentlessly, and those who told me I would need to think about a “real job.” If one thing pushed me to pursue music even more than I had already pushed myself, it was the latter. I have dedicated my whole life to singing, regardless of the people around me. I had grown up in an atmosphere that encouraged me to sing and be creative, so it phased no one when we realized this was what I was going to do with my life at a very young age. However, a strong driving force of my ambition came from my realization of the fact that people actually existed who could not fathom the fact that nothing else would satisfy me if I wasn’t making music for a living. I had a natural inclination towards music since the age of two, so I did everything in my power to make sure I’d get there, and now here I am.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an 18 year-old independent pop artist as well as the lead singer of my band “The Banned” in Houston, Texas. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, but I’ve made a home and career here in the states. I released my first single “Closer” in 2020, and I just released my first EP called “Dreamin’” on all platforms, make sure to check it out! I’ve gotten to where I am today by listening to my mentors and working with them to learn how to create my own music and be successful. It hasn’t been easy, as it requires the most dedication and stamina your body can give you. I’ve learned that the only person that can reach your goals is yourself; you can tell yourself all you want that you have dreams, but it is up to you to make them happen.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My first stop would be at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Montrose- it happens to be one of the best ice cream shops around, and I’m not even that crazy about ice cream, so that says a lot. You can’t beat thrift shopping in Montrose either; even if you don’t buy anything, the stores are live and there are always the coolest murals and street art on all the walls, so it’s definitely worth the visit.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate this to my amazing teacher and unrelenting musician, Glen Ackerman, for mentoring me to my greatest potential. I also want to thank my bandmates in my band called “The Banned” for enabling me to elevate my musicianship and for being one of the best parts of my life.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cristinahron/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cristinahron
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cristinahronmusic
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/cristinahron
Other: https://li.sten.to/dreaminep

Image Credits
Erik Johnson, Jenni Ochoa, Juan Hron

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