Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carmen Espinoza-Rodriquez (born July 16, 1970 in Muleshoe, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter. She is one of ten children of Camilo Espinoza, Jr., and Maria Guadalupe Orozco Espinoza. Carmen attended Texas Tech in Lubbock and West Texas A&M University in Canyon. She received her degree in the study of Montessori Education in 1997. Her first performance was at the age of six with her father, (who performed with Bob Wills, Marlon Brando, and The Lennon Sisters). Her love for music and stage grew. In high school, she received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for vocals. Soon after, she was asked to be the lead vocalist for Hacienda Records artist, Algo Simple. After a twelve year span with Algo Simple, she decided to go solo. It was at this turning point when she was recommended by CMA Award winning singer-songwriter Susan Gibson (writer "Wide Open Spaces") to appear on a PBS video documentary.