Fernando Ortega Born:
in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of Ambrosio and Eva Ortega.
Quote From Fernando Ortega:
"My records have always been about how the Gospels find expression in a person's everyday life -- the sorrowful, the mundane, the joyful."
From a 2006 press release
Fernando Ortega - The Early Years:
Fernando Ortega's family lived in Chimayo, NM (a village near the banks of the Rio Grande) for eight generations, working as artisans and weavers. It is from that heritage, as well as his classical training at The University of New Mexico, that his unique sound comes from.
Fernando Ortega Trivia:
Alison Krauss joined him on his 2006 release, The Shadow Of Your Wings: Hymns and Sacred Songs, singing on "Sing to Jesus."
Fernando Ortega's Big Break:
Ortega recorded several albums for two small labels before signing to Myrrh/Word and releasing This Bright Hour in 1997. Another major turning point in his career was in 1999 when he was able to tour with a band for the first time.
Fernando Ortega - Discography:
- Come Down O Love Divine, 2011
- Christmas Songs, 2008
- The Shadow of Your Wings: Hymns and Sacred Songs, 2006
- Fernando Ortega, 2004
- Hymns of Worship, 2003
- Storm, 2002
- Camino Largo, 2001
- Home, 2000 (Purchase/Download)
- The Breaking of the Dawn, 1998
- This Bright Hour, 1997
- Night of Your Return, 1995 (Purchase/Download)
- Hymns and Meditations, 1994 ()
- Meditations Encore, 1994 (Purchase/Download)
- Meditations of the Heart, 1993 (Purchase/Download)
- In a Welcome Field, 1991 (Purchase/Download)
Essential Fernando Ortega Songs:
- "Sing to Jesus" (Purchase/Download)
- "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" (Purchase/Download)
- "Grace and Peace (2 Thessalonians 1:2)" (Purchase/Download)
- "Oh God, You are My God (Psalm 63)" (Purchase/Download)
- "Children Of The Living God" (Purchase/Download)
- "O Thou, In Whose Presence" (Purchase/Download)
Fernando Ortega News & Notes:
- Top Songs by Fernando Ortega
- Readers Share Their Favorite Songs by Fernando Ortega
- Ortega Wins The Dove Inspirational Album of the Year
- Dove Awards Compilation CDs
- Christian Inspirational Starter Songs
- Top 10 Versions of "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
- Fernando Ortega Live In St. Paul DVD to Release Oct. 12, 2004