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
Recording Academy

Gabriel Abaroa Jr.

The Latin Recording Academy