Emilio Emilio
Emilio Emilio
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.
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Night After Night, Sept. 15, 2011 - San Antonio Express
Google News - over 5 years
But that hasn't stopped these legends from packing the dance floor everywhere they play, whether re-introducing Emilio Navaira back to the fold or playing at the Tejano Music Awards, with Garza's accordion leading the charge. Music at 10 pm Cover $10
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Bobby Pulido y Emilio Navaira unidos por altruismo - El Universal.mx
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Los cantantes de música regional mexicana, Bobby Pulido y Emilio Navaira, unen sus voces por primera vez, a beneficio del Instituto de Atención Integral al Discapacitado (RETOS) de Monterrey, presidido por Nieves Mogas Acosta
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Airwave Turbulence: Format changes have fans defending their favorite genres - Monitor
Google News - over 5 years
And as a tejano fan, he sticks to Little Joe, Emilio Navaira, Jay Perez and David Lee Garza. “My favorite type of music is the tejano that has a mixture of conjunto, such as Jaime y Los Chamacos and the Hometown Boys.” Sandoval is enjoying Super Tejano
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Publican libro que narra trágico accidente de Emilio Navaira - TVNotas
Google News - over 5 years
El milagro hecho historia', libro que narra todo lo que pasó después del trágico accidente que sufriera Emilio Navaira la madrugada del 23 de marzo del 2008, ya está a la venta. En éste, conoceremos el largo y difícil camino de su recuperación;
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THE TEXAS TRIBUNE; GTT
NYTimes - over 5 years
Our quirky, discerning picks for the most interesting things to do around the state this week. DALLAS Looney Tunes Steve Martin has done wonders for the banjo's reputation. He democratized the instrument by bringing it out from under the shadow of ''Hee Haw'' and ''Deliverance'' and onto the lawn of the United States Capitol, where for the Fourth
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Guide Picks: Fun things to do for the week of Aug. 19-25 - Dallas Morning News (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Headliners include the Randy Rogers Band, Pauline Reese, Jack Ingram, Emilio Navaira, the Casey Donahew Band, Dale Watson, Cody Canada and the Departed, the Josh Abbot Band and Tracy Lawrence. The concerts are included with paid admission
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Emilio's bash set for Saturday - San Antonio Express
Google News - over 5 years
Tejano superstar Emilio Navaira, who turns 49 on Tuesday, will continue his comeback Saturday at a star-studded birthday party. Emilio's Birthday Bash Dance and Concert, at San Antonio Events Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf, will find Navaira joined by Marisa
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Horse show heralds coming of fair - Denton Record Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Among the nightly featured musical acts are Pauline Reese, Jack Ingram, Dale Watson, Emilio Navaira, the Caey Donahew Band, Cody Canada and the Departed, the Josh Abbott Band, and the Randy Rogers Band. Headliner Tracy Lawrence is scheduled to perform
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Tejano Singer Injured
NYTimes - almost 9 years
The Grammy Award-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira was in critical condition on Monday after he and seven other passengers aboard his band's bus were injured in a crash on a highway in Houston, The Associated Press reported. Mr. Navaira, 45, underwent surgery at Memorial Hermann Hospital to remove a blood clot in his head, said Joe Casias, his
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2003 Grammy Award Winners
NYTimes - about 14 years
These are the winners of the 2003 Grammy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan: Single of the Year: ''Don't Know Why,'' Norah Jones Album: ''Come Away With Me,'' Norah Jones Song of the Year: ''Don't Know Why,'' Jesse Harris, songwriter; Norah Jones New Artist:
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The 2003 Grammy Award Winners
NYTimes - about 14 years
Single of the Year: ''Don't Know Why,'' Norah Jones Album: ''Come Away With Me,'' Norah Jones Song of the Year: ''Don't Know Why,'' Jesse Harris, songwriter; Norah Jones New Artist: Norah Jones Female Pop Vocalist: Norah Jones, ''Don't Know Why'' Male Pop Vocalist: John Mayer, ''Your Body Is a Wonderland'' Pop Vocal Duo or Group: No Doubt, ''Hey
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THE MEDIA BUSINESS: ADVERTISING;Brewers localize their ad campaigns to get the down home flavor into their Texas commercials.
NYTimes - over 20 years
THE nation's premier brewers are jockeying for position in one of the largest markets -- Texas, and the resulting trend is a three-headed stallion galloping around the bend in advertising's latest sport: regional marketing. While most major brands start nationwide print and television ad blitzes, large beer producers such as Miller, Budweiser and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Emilio
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 48
    In June 2011 Navaira's second wife, Maru, filed for divorce.
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    On September 24, 2008, Emilio was involved in another car accident in San Antonio as a passenger while his wife was driving.
    More Details Hide Details According to a witness, the Navairas were stopped in a turn lane when a truck crossed at least two lanes of traffic and struck their vehicle. Both Emilio and his wife Maria were released from the hospital the following day. Emilio's agent, Joe Casias, stated that Emilio and his wife were headed home from a rehabilitation therapy appointment stemming from the March tour bus accident. Navaira has been arrested twice on DUI charges, paying a fine and serving probation for the first one in 2000 while the second arrest from 2005 remains unresolved.
    On May 1, 2008, police released initial reports that indicated that Emilio was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
    More Details Hide Details On May 8, the full report was released which indicated that Emilio had a blood alcohol content of .19, more than twice the legal limit in Texas. Authorities also indicated that Emilio was not licensed to drive a bus.
    On April 16, 2008, he was upgraded to fair condition.
    More Details Hide Details On April 23, the hospital announced that Emilio was transferred to The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) at Memorial Hermann as part of his rehabilitative care.
    On April 4, 2008, the hospital announced that Emilio underwent a surgical procedure on March 31 to repair a pseudoaneurysm in his right lung and that he remained in critical condition.
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    A March 27, 2008 press release from Memorial Hermann Hospital reported that on the evening of March 26 Emilio "opened his eyes and moved his arms and legs."
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    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).
    More Details Hide Details Navaira had performed the previous night at Hallabaloos, a Houston nightclub and he was at the wheel of the tour bus as it traveled north along west 610 Loop near the Southwest Freeway when it crashed into a set of freeway barrels shortly before 4 a.m. Emilio was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where a blood clot in his head was removed; Emilio's initial treatment included being kept in a medically-induced coma and induced hypothermia to minimize brain swelling. Doctors cautioned that he might not survive.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 34
    In 1997, he released a second country album, "It's On The House" but it was not as successful as his first country album.
    More Details Hide Details Two more minor country singles followed and gradually Emilio faded from country music and increasingly came back to Tejano music. Navaira has two siblings; Raul "Raulito" Navaira whom performs back-up vocals for Grupo Rio, and Yvette Navaira. Navaira has five children. His two children from his first marriage to Cynthia Navaira also perform for Grupo Rio. Emilio Navaira IV plays drums, and Diego Navaira plays guitar. He also has three from his second marriage to Maru Navaira.
  • 1995
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His album was a surprise success as well reaching No. 13 on the country charts and also a high placing on the Top 200. Several more singles including a Spanish version of "It's Not the End of the World" followed but none of these singles came close to the Top 40 except "Even If I Tried" which reached No. 41 in 1996.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 26
    Between 1989 and 1996, Emilio had released seven Spanish albums with cumulative sales of about 2 million.
    More Details Hide Details This success lead to mainstream commercial exposure, with companies such as Coca-Cola and Wrangler Jeans using his songs in their advertisements in the 1990s. Emilio had also gained a sponsorship with Miller Lite beer, who had persuaded him to use their slogan at the time, "Life is good," as the title of his first country album.
    In 1989, Navaira formed his own band, Emilio y Groupo Rio.
    More Details Hide Details That same year Emilio 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. By the mid 1990s, Emilio began crediting himself solely as Emilio, eventually switching his focus to country music.
  • 1985
    Age 22
    In 1985 at age 23, Emilio began his performing career by singing lead vocals for David Lee Garza y Los Musicales.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Emilio Navaira III was born on August 23, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas to Emilio Navaira Jr., and Mary Navaira.
    More Details Hide Details Growing up on the south side of San Antonio, Navaira found early influence in not only tejano legends such as Little Joe y la Familia, Ramón Ayala, and Pedro Infante, but also Lone Star country music heroes such as Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, and George Strait. As a student, Navaria graduated from McCollum High School in 1980, received a music scholarship to Texas State University-San Marcos, and majored in music with plans to become a teacher before ultimately deciding to pursue a career as an artist.
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