Haverhill Country Artist Cardarelli Receives Italian-American Award

Jillian Cardarelli receives the Sons of Italy Italian-American Appreciation Award from Lawrence “Lorenzo” Carnevale.

Haverhill native and Nashville recording artist Jillian Cardarelli was awarded the Sons of Italy Italian-American Appreciation Award Friday for her accomplishments and devotion to giving back to her home city.

Lawrence “Lorenzo” Carnevale, vice president of Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646, made the presentation during a ceremony at Paul C. Rogers Family-Carnevale Funeral Home, Monument Square.

“Her impressive professional achievements as well as her dedication to helping others was in part why she was recognized by the Sons of Italy,” said Carnevale. “We are all very proud of her.”

Cardarelli began singing in her church choir at only four years old. As a country music recording artist, she has shared the stage with Reba McEntire, Randy Houser, Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Scotty McCreery, Lee Brice, Parmalee, Willie Nelson, Alabama, James Otto, Dean Brody and Danielle Bradbery.

Back in her hometown, she helped kick off Haverhill’s 375th anniversary in September with a performance at Riverside Park. She has also sung the National Anthem for the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and Boston Blades, among other teams.

Cardarelli’s music is available at iTunes.