Recording Academy™ and The Latin Recording Academy® Statement Re: Jimmy Gonzalez

June 06, 2018 -- 3:00 pm PDT

Jimmy González was an influential artist who combined his U.S. roots with traditional Mexican music to create his unique Tejano crossover sound. González earned three GRAMMY® nominations between 1990-2003 and was awarded the Best Tejano Album GRAMMY with his band, Jimmy González y El Grupo Mazz, for Si Me Faltas Tu at the 46th GRAMMY Awards®. He was also widely recognized by The Latin Recording Academy®, earning six Latin GRAMMYs throughout his career. His passion for creating music deeply connected to his cultural heritage was admired by many and made a significant impact on the Tejano music community. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.
 
Neil Portnow
President/CEO
Recording Academy

Gabriel Abaroa Jr.

President/CEO
The Latin Recording Academy