After signing with Freddie Records, the group enjoyed enormous success. Affectionately known as the "Barbra Streisand of Tejano music" and "La Reina de la Onda Tejano (Queen of the Tejano Wave)," Laura Canales is one of the most successful artists to emerge from the borderlands between Texas and Mexico.The recipient of a dozen Tejano music awards, including Female Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, in 1981, she has remained one of … On May 29, 1995 she participated in the Selena tribute at the Houston Astrodome. During her hiatus, she also studied voice with choral director Milicent Wiley. As a solo artist, this comeback yielded several well-known hits, including Cuatro Caminos, Dame La Mano, and Dile a Tu Esposa. Temporarily leaving music, in 1992, Canales enrolled in Texas A&M University. Angela Fields hands a tool to her husband Travis as he and his friend Andrew Stewart fix a truck so they can evacuate ahead of Hurricane Laura on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, near Winnie. “I hope you all enjoy this one as much as I do singing it,” exclaimed Hernandez. The group was formed by her husband Rafael Vasquez, who was also her manager. Continuing to sing as a guest of Los Unicos and El Conjunto Bernal, for the next two years, she had her first break when Los Unicos disbanded. In 1991, while studying at Pan American … The daughter of Mexican singer Hermelinda “Linda La Norteña” Escamilla, she was introduced to music at an early age. Remembering a promise to her mother, she enrolled in classes at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Laura Canales (August 19, 1954 – April 16, 2005) was an American Tejano musician and an original inductee in the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. Elsa Garcia was born in 1956 in Monterrey, Mexico.The daughter of Mexican singer Hermelinda “Linda La Norteña” Escamilla, she was introduced to music at an early age. The group's single, Sí Viví Contigo, was their first major hit. your Zeke sends his love as now he is living with me" Teri Moreno lit a candle on 08/01/2011: "Never had the pleasure of meeting Laura, but I enjoyed her music. Laura Canales was raised in Kingsville, Texas, a small ranching town located fifty miles southwest of Corpus Christi, Texas. Snowball choose the recording engineer & producer Paul Westbrook since he was recording and producing most of the hits in the Tejano music scene in those early days. In 2011, Garcia was inducted into the Tejano roots Hall of Fame. Affectionately known as the "Barbra Streisand of Tejano music" and "La Reina de la Onda Tejano (Queen of the Tejano Wave)," Laura Canales is one of the most successful artists to emerge from the borderlands… In 1981, Canales married drummer Balde Muñoz and formed the group Laura Canales & Encanto. She attended Henrietta M. King High School in Kingsville, where she was well known for her remarkable vocals. Biography. In 1983, Texas Governor Mark White honored her with the Yellow Rose of Texas Award, the state's highest honor for artists.  Canales graduated with Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Speech Therapy in 1997.  From 1983 to 1986, Canales won both best female entertainer and female vocalist honors at the Tejano Music Awards, a record that stood until Selena broke it in the 1990s.