Singer + Musician + Songwriter
Born Aug 23, 1962

Emilio Navaira III is an American musician of Mexican descent, who performs both Country and Tejano music. Known to most by the mononym Emilio, he has charted 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 is also one of the few Tejano artists to have significant success in both the United States and Mexico, and has been called the "Garth Brooks of Tejano.… Read More

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1962 Birth Emilio Navaira III was born on August 23, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas to Emilio Navaira Jr., and Mary Navaira. … Read More


1985 22 Years Old In 1985 at age 23, Emilio began his performing career by singing lead vocals for David Lee Garza y Los Musicales. … Read More
1989 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, Navaira formed his own band, Emilio y Groupo Rio. … Read More


1995 32 Years Old Emilio signed with Capitol Records and released his first country music single called "It's Not the End of the World" which reached the Top 30 on the country charts in 1995. … Read More
1997 34 Years Old In 1997, he released a second country album, "It's On The House" but it was not as successful as his first country album. … Read More


Navaira was hospitalized in critical condition after his tour bus crashed early in the morning on March 23, 2008, in Bellaire (a small municipality partially surrounded by Houston, Texas). … Read More
2009 46 Years Old He pleaded guilty to DWI charges stemming from the crash on March 13, 2009; he was sentenced to three days in jail and 27 days of house arrest.
2011 48 Years Old In June 2011 Navaira's second wife, Maru, filed for divorce.
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