The San Antonio-based band’s latest album, Próximo Nivel, was nominated for Best Tejano Album. It’s a return of the Best Tejano Album category at the Latin Grammy Awards after the category was omitted in 2017 due to low submissions.
“I was shocked to say the least,” Grupo Alamo member Ernie Gonzalez told Tejano Nation about the nomination. “It’s something you always hope for and never expect, and when you see your name there, it’s incredible, and for us to be able to do this on back to back albums is crazy!”
This is the second straight nomination for Grupo Alamo, their previous album, Seguimos Soñando, received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Tejano Album in 2014.
It seems that each album Grupo Alamo releases is Latin Grammy worthy.
“I don’t ever try to (think) that,” Gonzales said. “I try to do songs that feel good…it gives you those goosebumps, and that people are going to like to dance to, and something that they might connect with, and that’s kind of what I always try to go for when we’re in the studio making records.”
Grupo Alamo are already back in the studio working on an album that will celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary.
“It’s going to have some new songs and little bit of some of our older songs, with guest vocalists singing some of our older songs as duets” said Gonzalez.
The 25th anniversary album for Grupo Alamo is expected to be released in early 2019.
The 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The telecast will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Univision at 8 pm ET.
LISTEN: Próximo Nivel — Grupo Alamo