Considered a Tejano legend, Navaira made his musical debut as the lead singer for David Lee Garza y los Musicales from 1984-88 but left the band to form his own band. In 1995, Navaira “crossed over” and recorded a Country music album.
In 2008 this Tejano trailblazer was involved in a serious car accident when his tour bus crashed.
The Texican was born Emilio Navaira III on August 23, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas. His early influences were Little Joe y la Familia, Ramon Ayala, Pedro Infante, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, and George Strait. After receiving a scholarship, Navaira majored in music at Southwest Texas State University with plans to become a music teacher. He played Fredrick in “The Sound of Music” in San Antonio.
Twice divorced, Navaira is survived by his five children.
Emilio Navaira discography:
“Life is Good”
“It’s on the House”
“A Mi Gente”
“El Rey del Rodeo”
“Lo Dice Tu Mirada”
“El Regreso del Rey”
“Las Personas De Mi Vida”
“Juntos Siempre Grande”
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