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Ricardo Castillon, Art Tigerina, Cacy Savala among 2019 Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame inductees

The 2019 class of inductees for the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame were announced on Nov. 4.

Ricardo Castillon | Photo by Tommy Vasquez, Tommy Gunnz Photography

Ricardo Castillon, Art Tigerina and Cacy Savala are among the 2019 class of inductees for the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame.

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Other notables of the over 70 inductees include Oscar G and Grupo Negami lead vocalist Juan Carlos Villegas for Vocalists, and Rudy Rocha of La Fiebre for Guitarist. Chencho Flores Y Su Conjunto and Los Arcos Hermanos Pena will be honored for Conjunto Tradicional.

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 will celebrate with Noche De Fiesta Tejana recognizing the inductees on January 3 – 4, 2020, in Alice, Texas.

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

Favorite Son of Alice
Ruben Garza Sr.

Broadcasting
James W. Dorsett
Antonio H. Daniel Jr.

Conjunto Tradicional
Los Arcos Hermanos Pena
–Luis Pena Jr
–Fidencio Pena
–Larry Pena
–Gilbert Pena

Chencho Flores Y Su Conjunto
–Chencho Flores
–Frank Flores
–Augie Arreola
–Vicente Alonzo
–John Mayalca

Male Entertainer
Ricardo Castillon
Art Tigerina

Female Entertainer
Cacy Savala

Javier “JV” Villanueva Lifetime Achievement Award
Frank K. Gonzalez “Pancho Pistolas”

Pioneer Tejano Award
Willie Huron

Greg Paredez Bajo Sexto Award
Alejandro Alex Delgado
Bobby Salinas Jr.

Sound Engineer
Roland Almaguer JR
Frank Bautista “Panchito”
Daniel Reyes

Amadeo Flores Accordion Player Award
Manuel “Meme” Martinez

Armando Marroquin Sr Historic Hall
Pan American Ballroom

Special Recognition Award
Mario “DJ Fluffy” Cuellar
Juan R Guerra
Beatrice Zarate

Promoter Award
Tony Vasquez

Composer Award
Oscar C Hernandez

Bajo Sexto
Alejandro Alex Delgado
Bobby Salinas Jr.

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MILLION DOLLAR BAND

Keyboards
Eric “E-Rock” Avalos
Paul Santa Cruz

Congas
Gilbert Fierros, Los Chamacos

Drums
Joe Cantu
Ruben Vela Jr
Roger Caballo
Juan Jose Cantu
Mark Perales
Javier Perez
Arturo Saenz
Hector Mario Mendez

Guitar
Ralph M Saenz
Rudy Rocha, La Fiebre
Roy Padilla
Steve Alvarez
Noe Esquivel
Paco Madera
Joe Salazar
Manuel Mario Saenz
Reynaldo Baltazar

Bass Guitar
Danny Rodriguez
Robert Macias
Rodolfo Reyes
Mario Ordaz
Raul Ramirez
Domingo Garcia

Trumpet
Joe Hernandez
Robert Ramos
William A Lowery
Robert Ortiz

Saxophone
Joe Albert Mendoza
Ralph Rifon
Gilbert Rodriguez
Ernest Perez
Ruben Perez

Accordion
John Christopher Ramirez
Tornado Gamboa
Pedro Reyna Jr
Tommy Ortega

Vocalist
Mariano Bocanegra
Oscar G Sanchez Gonzales
Tony Barragan
Juan Carlos Villegas
Gilbert Ayala Jr
Manuel Mendiola

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