Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month, MCA Nashville celebrates Mexican-American maverick nation artist Freddy Fender with a career-spanning playlist that includes hits from the King of Tex-Mex.

The late Fender is the one Hispanic entertainer to win each Academy of Nation Music and Nation Music Affiliation awards and multiple Grammy Award.

Maybe finest identified for his 1975 hits “Earlier than the Subsequent Teardrop Falls” and “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” Fender labored solo and, in later years, alongside profitable teams like Los Tremendous Seven and the Texas Tornados. In all, he gained three Grammy Awards and his personal star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, amongst many different accolades.

Fender’s music centered on Mexican-American struggles related to poverty and small-town dwelling. However that’s what made him so beloved. His closing album was a group of basic Mexican boleros titled La Música de Baldemar Huerta, a becoming finale for an artist that labored seamlessly between nation, rock and roll, and Tejano music all through his prolonged profession.

Born Baldermar Huerta on June 4, 1937 in San Benito, a South Texas border city, Fender grew up in abject poverty, a migrant farm employee alongside his dad and mom. He dropped out of highschool and joined the Marines at 16, however was discharged. Within the late Nineteen Fifties, he was again in San Benito, billing himself as “El Be Bop Child” enjoying rockabilly in native honky-tonks and dance halls.

By 1958 his data, sung fully in Spanish, have been doing nicely in Texas and Mexico. Steadily he turned to the extra industrial fields of rock’n’roll and nation. A Spanish model of Elvis’ Don’t Be Merciless, went to No.1 in Latin America. From there, he turned one of the vital essential pop figures in Tex-Mex tradition.

Take a look at the Freddy Fender playlist.

Freddy Fender Los Buenos Tiempos
Roses Are Pink
You Can’t Get Right here from There
I Love My Rancho Grande
Wasted Days & Wasted Nights
Speak To Me
Secret Love
You’ll Lose a Good Factor
Earlier than The Subsequent Teardrop Falls
Vaya Con Dios
The Rains Got here
Since I Met You Child
Livin’ It Down

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