Television host Johnny Canales will receive recognition this summer with his own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars, according to a post from the official Facebook page of El Show De Jonny Y Nora Canales.
“Johnny Canales, who grew up picking cotton, shining shoes in Robstown, TX., was notified by the President of Las Vegas walk Of Stars committee, whom voted unanimously! To place his STAR, on THE WALK OF STARS,” the show posted on Saturday (March 5).
“God has blessed me,” Canales said about the recognition. “This star belongs to Jesus Christ, my father Esteban Canales, my mother Maria H. Canales and also to my wife Nora Canales and my two daughters, Seleste Canales, Miroslava Canales, and to all the millions of fans, friends and to the Hispanic People. I also thank all my fellow Veterans of all races who served, fought, and died for our country, and too all who are still serving. This Star will be dedicated to all of them.”
The ceremony will take place August 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Canales’ star will be next to other famous stars, including Elvis Presley, Jose Jose, Vicente Fernandez, Julio Iglesias, Engelbert Humperdink and many more.
Canales is a former Tejano singer and is best known and host of The Johnny Canales Show, which debuted in 1983. The show is credited with showcasing emerging bands from the United States and Mexico, including Selena Y Los Dinos, La Sombra, La Mafia, Mazz, Intocable, Jennifer Pena and many more.
The Las Vegas Walk of Stars, a a non-profit foundation, honors people of prominence in a variety of fields including entertainment, sports, literary, humanitarian, civic, military, and pioneers.
Tejano Nation would like to congratulate Johnny Canales on this honor and will have more information about this historic event as it becomes available.
In the famous word of Canales himself, “YOU GOT IT!!! Take IT AWAY!!!”