Patsy Torres unveils her latest cumbia, “!Vive Con Ganas!”

The Tejano singer-songwriter delivers a captivating and uplifting cumbia that inspires listeners to embrace life with enthusiasm and happiness.

Patsy Torres, a highly influential and versatile Tejano artist, has recently unveiled her latest single, “!Vive Con Ganas!” from her eponymous new album. This lively and spirited cumbia encourages individuals to embrace life with enthusiasm and gratitude, regardless of their circumstances.

The song, “!Vive Con Ganas!” was penned by Torres herself, showcasing her multifaceted talents as a singer, musician, motivational speaker, and educator. In a press release, she described the song as a “theme song for 2023, inspiring everyone to count their blessings and seize control of their destinies…with ganas!” Torres emphasized that the song mirrors her personal life philosophy, emphasizing the importance of pursuing dreams with passion and unwavering determination.

The single is available on all major digital streaming platforms, and the full album can be found on Torres’ website, The album comprises six tracks, featuring a medley of three of her early 1980s hits, which have been updated and arranged by her band. These songs are performed in their original keys, showcasing Torres’ exceptional vocal range and talent.

With a career spanning over four decades, Patsy Torres stands as one of the most respected and admired figures in Tejano music. She has garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination, and has performed on stages worldwide. Beyond her musical career, she serves as a role model and advocate for education, health, and social justice, holding a PhD in education and organizational leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word.