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If you ask any Tejano music fan to list some of the most popular performers in the industry, Ram Herrera will be near the top of the list.
He hardly has to use his last name anymore, “Ram” is usually enough. He’s also known as the “Most Wanted Man” and the “Man of 1,000 Roses.”
After starting his career with David Lee Garza y Los Musicales over three decades ago, Herrera went on to an extraordinarily successful career as a solo performer. He has won multiple Tejano Music Awards, earned several Grammy nominations, and has sold millions of records all over the country.
We caught up with Ram in November 2012, at the end of a day that included stops in Corpus Christi, Laredo, and San Antonio before heading home to Austin. It was well worth the wait and the trip to talk to a bona fide Tejano super star who has seen the industry rise and fall, and has more than a few scars of his own. We found him to be very honest, funny, and unafraid to speak his mind.
His newest album, En El Amor, is available at your favorite record store and on iTunes.