Country Music

The First Major Mexican-American Country Music Star

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Johnny Rodriguez grew up in South Texas, 90 miles from the Mexican border. He loved mariachi and was drawn to the country music songs of Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard. Singing in English and Spanish, Rodriguez would have 15 consecutive Top 10 hits and become the first Mexican-American to be a major country music star.

Aired: 09/15/19

Rating: NR


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Funding for Country Music was provided by Bank of America, the Annenberg Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Belmont University, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville …

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