- Toured and recorded with her father, Latin percussionist Pete Escovedo, throughout the '70s in the band Azteca.
- First gained mainstream attention when she sang a duet with Prince on his 1984 single "Erotic City."
- Best known for her '80s pop hits "The Glamorous Life" and "A Love Bizarre."
- In 1998, became the first female bandleader on late-night TV with Magic Johnson's short-lived talk show The Magic Hour.
- Toured with former Beatle Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band in the early 2000s.
- Joined Fox's reality competition The Next Great American Band as a judge in 2007.
- Was the Season 3 winner of the CMT reality show Gone Country in 2009.
- Is the cofounder and chair of the Elevate Hope Foundation, which promotes the arts and music to child-abuse victims.
- 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Music Direction: Nominee
- Juan Escovedo — Brother
- Peter Michael Escovedo — Brother
- Pete Escovedo — Father
- Zina Escovedo — Sister
- Juanita Escovedo — Mother
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