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Ricky Fuentes talks Brown Express 'Tribute' album [AUDIO]

The singer and musician shares details on honoring his father's band with latest album.

Ricky Fuentes at La Voz 93.3 | Courtesy photo

Ricky Fuentes and the Brown Express paid tribute to the original Brown Express with the release of their sophomore album Tribute last September.

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Ricky’s father, Ricardo Fuentes, was a founding member of the Brown Express until his unexpected death in an auto accident when Ricky was a young boy in the 1980s.

Ricky spoke about how special this tribute album is to him in an interview with Tejano Nation radio affiliate La Voz 93.3 FM in Abilene, Texas.

“I’m just excited,” he said. “This is like a dream come true for me since my dad died, I was 12 years old. He would tell me ‘Ahora sigues tu tienes que seguire nombre Brown Express.’ I didn’t know how I was going to do it. Some years later, here I am. I finally did it.”

The double-disc album includes 20 classic Brown Express hits redone featuring collaborations with Tejano music legends Little Joe, Ruben Ramos, Roberto Pulido and more.

“It took over two years to produce,” Fuentes added. “I paid tribute to the original Brown Express. I recorded the songs that they recorded, that they had that were very popular for them and I re-recorded them with these guest artists.”

Ricky Fuentes and The Brown Express are already working on their next album and plan to release it later this year in November, according to Fuentes. The group’s eponymous debut album was released in 2017 and earned a Tejano Music Award for Best New Group in 2018.

Listen to the full interview with Ricky Fuentes on La Voz 93.3 below.

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