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Los Palominos, Eddie Gonzalez, Jennifer Peña, DJ Kane part of 2018 Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame Class

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Los Palominos, Eddie Gonzalez, Jennifer Peña and DJ Kane are part of the Tejano RO.O.T.S. Hall of Fame class of inductees for 2018.

Los Palominos will be inducted as Progressive Band, while Eddie Gonzalez and DJ Kane will be honored as Male Entertainer and Jennifer Peña as Female Entertainer.

Other notable inductees include Chris Rodriguez of Tejano Highway 281 for Accordion, Eddie Perez of La Calma for Bajo Sexto and Louie Marinez as Vocalist, becoming the first inductee from the state of Arizona

Since 2000, the non-profit organization Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall Of Fame, which R.O.O.T.S. stands for Remembering Our Own Tejano Stars, honors musicians, songwriters, producers, broadcasters and supporters of the Tejano music industry.  The Tejano ROOTS Hall Of Fame located in Alice, Texas, the birthplace of Tejano music, displays artifacts musical instruments, photographs, stage costumes and other materials honoring Tejano music.

The Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame weekend gets underway with a free kick-off dance on Friday, January 4, 2019 at KC Hall, 1050 Cecilia Street in Alice, Texas with performances by Lucky Joe, Tony Lopez Y Su Conjunto, and Ben Benjamin & Brush Country Band. The induction ceremony will follow on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

See the full list of the Tejano ROOTS Hall Of Fame Inductees:

Favorite Son of Alice
Javier Rubio

Broadcasting
Andrew Michael
Sammy Morales
Teo Pena
Bino Gaona
Samuel Almanza Jr
Peter Chavarria

Progressive Band
Los Palominos
–Johnny Arreola
–James Arreola
–Julio Arreola
–Jorge Arreola
–Jesse Arreola

Los Arias
–Armando Arias Jr
–Rolando O. Arias
–Arnold Arias
–Michael Herrera
–Fred Orosco
–Alma Fina Arias

Male Entertainer
Eddie Gonzalez
DJ Kane

Female Entertainer
Jennifer Pena

Javier “JV” Villanueva Lifetime Achievement Award
Alfredo Garcia

Pioneer Tejano Award
David Martinez
Jesse Rodriguez
Leon Santos

Big Brass Band
Los Peppers de Victor Garza

Million Dollar Band

Drums
Michael James Lopez
Ramiro Benavides
Joe Michael De La Rosa
Antonio P Cortez Jr
Luis “Louie” Medina III
Chale Castillo
Richard Barron
Jason Lara

Guitar
Luis Pacheco
Franke “Ruben” Torres
Oscar Villanueva

Bajo Sexto
Rene M. Rodriguez
Eddie Perez
Jorge Marina

Bass Guitar
Domingo Garcia
Alejandro Elias
Michael R Saenz
Jerry A Pena
Ruben Perez
Martin N Rodriguez
Arnold De Los Santos
Trino Galindo Jr.

Trumpet
Homero M. Mireles

Saxophone
Cecilio Poncio Rodriguez
Florencio F. “Lencho” Palacios

Accordion
Luis Castillo Jr.
Manuel Rendon
Andy Viera
Joseph Anthony Torres
Mark Weber
Isaac L. Riojas
Chris Rodriguez
Joe Borrego

Vocalist
Noe A. Esparza
Raymundo “Ray” Castillo
Louie Marinez

Greg Paredez Bajo Sexto Award
Armando “Cuate” Salinas

Sound Engineer
Oscar Lopez
Patrick Martinez
Noe Gallegos

Amadeo Flores Accordion Player Award
Alberto Tijerina
Pablo Martinez Perez

Armando Marroquin Sr Historic Hall
Club Sofia

Special Recognition Award
Jesse De La Garza
Mary Jane Segura
Reynald Reyes Jr

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About Romeo (1241 Articles)
Romeo is media professional with over 20 years of experience in radio and digital media. He is the Managing Editor for TejanoNation.net, the premiere website for Tejano music, news and entertainment and oversees programming for Q99.5 in San Angelo, Texas.

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