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Grammy Award Winner Freddy Fender Called Billy James

Freddy Fender was a close and personal friend of mine. For those of you who are unfamiliar with him, here is some background information:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006), born Baldemar Garza Huerta in San Benito Texas United States, was an American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and the subsequent remake of his own “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”.

  • Academy of Country Music (1975) - “Most Promising Male Vocalist”
  • Country Music Association (1975) - “Single of the Year” for “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”
  • Grammy nominations in 1975, 1976, and 1997
  • Tejano Music Hall of Fame (1987)
  • Inaugural Balls - Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush
  • Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album (1990) - for the Texas Tornados
  • European Walk of Fame (1993) - in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Freddy Fender Lane (1994) - dedicated in his hometown of San Benito, Texas
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame (1999)
  • Texas Music Hall Of Fame (1999)
  • Nashville Sidewalk of Stars (1999)
  • Grammy Award “Best Mexican/American Performance” (1999) - for Los Super Seven
  • Louisiana Hall Of Fame (2001)
  • Grammy Award “Best Latin Pop” (2002) - for La Musica de Baldemar Huerta
  • Annual Freddy Fender Humanitarian Award
  • Freddy Fender called into my radio show on August 31,2000.

    This is by far one of the funnest interviews I have ever done! You have to listen to this!!

    Thank you for listening and have a blessed day.

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