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Emilio Navaira Biography

Emilio Navaira was an American singer-songwriter of Tejano and country music. He is well known for releasing more than ten singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Emilio was likewise one of only a handful few Tejano artists to have an accomplishment in both the United States and Mexico, and was known as the “Garth Brooks of Tejano”.

His greatest nation hit was the No. 27 “It’s Not the End of the World” in late 1995, and his most elevated outlining single on any graph is “Por Siempre Unidos,” which crested at No. 7 on Latin Pop Airplay in 1996. Alongside Selena, Emilio was one of the most unmistakable specialists that advanced Tejano music. He is the winner of one Grammy Award and one Latin Grammy Award.

Emilio Navaira Age

Emilio’s sunrise was on the 23rd of August 1962 while his sunset was on the 16th of May 2016. He died at the age of 53.

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Navaira was born in San Antonio as Emilio H. Navaira III to Mexican-American parents, Emilio Navaira Jr. and Maria Hernandez. Having grown up on the south side of San Antonio, he found each influence in not only Tejano legends such as Little Joe y la Familia, but also Lone Star country music heroes such as Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, and George Strait.  Navaira has two siblings: Raul “Raulito” Navaira, who performs back-up vocals for Grupo Rio; and Yvette Navaira. Navaira was a Republican.

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Emilio Navaira Education

As a teenager, he went to McCollum High School and graduated in 1980. He received a music scholarship to Texas State University and majored in music with plans to become a teacher before ultimately deciding to pursue a career as an artist.

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Speaking of his personal life, Navaira was a married man. He had 5 children, 3 children from his first marriage to Cynthia Navaira, who also perform for Grupo Rio. Emilio Navaira IV plays drums, and Diego Navaira plays guitar and daughter Emely. Emilio IV and Diego also had a band named Ready Revolution; in 2016 they formed The Last Bandoleros, a Tex-Mex-foursome that toured together with Sting in 2017.

Emilio Navaira Life Is Good

Life Is Good is Emilio’s the 1st country music album. It was released by Capitol Nashville on September 26, 1995. Its first single, “It’s Not the End of the World,” reached the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Billboard 200 ranked the album at #82 and #13 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Emilio Navaira Accident

Navaira was hospitalized in critical condition after his visit transport slammed promptly in the first part of the day on March 23, 2008, in Bellaire (a little district in part encompassed by Houston, Texas). Navaira had played out the earlier night at Hallabaloos, a Houston dance club and he was in the driver’s seat of the visit transport as it voyaged north along west 610 Loop close to the Southwest Freeway when it collided with a lot of turnpike barrels in a matter of seconds before 4 a.m.

Emilio was then taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where blood coagulation in his mind was removed; Emilio’s underlying treatment included being kept in a restoratively prompted unconsciousness and instigated hypothermia to limit cerebrum swelling. Specialists forewarned that he probably won’t endure.

On September 24, 2008, Emilio was associated with another car crash in San Antonio as a traveler while his wife was driving. As indicated by an observer, the Navairas were ceased in a turn path when a truck crossed at any rate two paths of traffic and struck their vehicle. Both Emilio and his better half Maria were discharged from the emergency clinic the next day. Emilio’s operator, Joe Casias, expressed that Emilio and his better half were going home from a restoration treatment arrangement coming from the March visit transport mishap.

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Few days prior to his death, Emilio performed a known concert in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, on May 11, 2016. This was as part of a concert celebrating Mother’s Day in that city. On the 16th of May, 2016, his wife found him dead in his New Braunfels home. Reports indicated he suffered a massive heart attack. Authorities said their investigation into the death of Navaira showed that he died of natural causes because of cardiovascular disease, and found no sign of foul play.

Emilio Navaira Career

Speaking of his career, Emilio began his performing career in 1983 at the age of 21, by singing lead vocals for David Lee Garza y Los Musicales. In 1987, Cuantas Veces by David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales beat out Alpha by Mexican American singer Selena for Album of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards. He formed his own band, Emilio y Grupo Rio in 1989 when he signed with Columbia Records (then known as CBS Records). This relationship resulted in Emilio recording more than fifteen studio albums to date, including several with his Rio Band.

On reaching the mid-1990s, he started crediting himself solely as Emilio, eventually switching his focus to country music. He had released seven Spanish albums between 1989 and 1996, all cumulating to sales of about 2 million. This success leads to mainstream commercial exposure, with companies such as Coca-Cola and Wrangler Jeans using his songs in their advertisements in the 1990s.

Emilio marked with Capitol Records and discharged his first blue grass music single called “It’s Not the End of the World” which achieved the Top 30 on the nation outlines in 1995. His collection was an unexpected accomplishment too coming to No. 13 on the nation diagrams and furthermore a high putting on the Top 200.

A few additional singles including a Spanish form of “It’s Not the End of the World” pursued, however, none of these singles approached the Top 40 aside from “Regardless of whether I Tried” which came to No. 41 out of 1996. In 1997, he discharged a second down-home collection, “It’s On The House” however it was not as fruitful as his first bluegrass collection.

Two progressively minor nation singles pursued and bit by bit Emilio blurred from down-home music and progressively returned to Tejano music. His 2002 collection Acuérdate won the Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album and his 2007 collection De Nuevo won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album.

Emilio Navaira Discography | Emilio Navaira Songs | Emilio Navaira Music

Studio albums

  • 1989: Emilio Navaira y Rio Band
  • 1990: Sensaciones
  • 1991: Shoot It
  • 1992: Unsung Highways
    : Shuffle Time
  • 1993: Southern ExposureA
    : 1994
  • 1995: Life Is Good
  • 1996: Quédate
  • 1997: It’s on the House
    : A Mi Gente
  • 2000: El Rey del Rodeo
  • 2001: Lo Dice Tu Mirada
  • 2002: Acuérdate
  • 2003: Entre Amigos
  • 2007: De Nuevo


  • 1995: “¿Dónde andará?”
    : “Ya”
    : “It’s Not the End of the World”
    : “No es el fin del Mundo” B
  • 1996: “Even If I Tried”
    : “I Think We’re On to Something”
    : “Have I Told You Lately”
    : “Por Siempre Unidos” (w/ Ednita Nazario and Graciela Beltrán)C
    : “Quédate”
  • 1997:  “Hoy me, siento Feliz”
    : “I’d Love You to Love Me”
    : “She Gives”
  • 2000: “Esperando Su llamada”
  • 2002: “Lo dice tu Mirada”A

Guest singles

  • 1993: Tu Robastes Mi Corazon
  • 1995: “Ya Ahora es tarde”

Music videos

  • 1995: “It’s Not the End of the World”
  • 1996: “Even If I Tried”
    : “I Think We’re On to Something”
    : “Have I Told You Lately”
  • 1997: “I’d Love You to Love Me”
    : “She Gives”

Emilio Navaira Net Worth

His net worth was 1.3 MILLION.

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