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Selena inducted into the Star Trail of Fame at RodeoHouston

The Queen of Cumbia becomes the first Latina added to the Star Trail of Fame at RodeoHouston.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo President and CEO Joel Cowley, A.B. Quintanilla III, Suzette Quintanilla and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Chairman of the Board Jim Winne (Photo: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo)

Late bicultural icon Selena was inducted into the Star Trail of Fame at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday (Mar 8.)

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Selena performed at RodeoHouston three consecutive times, including her last one at the Astrodome in 1995, setting an all-time attendance record.

“The images and sounds of that iconic performance are etched in my memory and collective conscience of her millions of fans,” said Joe Crowley, the president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Selena was the ninth person inducted into the Star Trail of Fame, joining other music legends like Reba Mcentire, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait and Elvis Presley.

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Selena’s brother A.B. Quintanilla III and sister Suzette Quintanilla attended the unveiling of the ceremonial plaque outside the Houston Rodeo office at the NRG Center.

“What a great honor it is not just as an entertainer but as the first Latina to be inducted into this hall of fame,” Suzette said.

Though the young, bicultural icon tragically lost her life at 23 when she was shot to death by her fan club president on March 31, 1995, her presence is still felt each year at rodeo concerts. Several RodeoHouston entertainers, including Kacey MusgravesCamila CabelloPrince RoyceCardi B, and most recently, Becky G, have paid tribute to Selena during their shows. 

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