Next-generation legacy musicians behind Latin Grammy-nominated album for Destiny Navaira

The sophomore album from Destiny Navaira is nominated for Best Tejano Album at 23rd Latin GRAMMYS.

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The next generation of Mexican-American music is being created under our noses. With the announcement of a Latin Grammy nomination, the team of San Antonio native Destiny Navaira celebrates and is already working on more material.


Navaira’s solo sophomore effort, Dime Cómo Se Siente, has been nominated for Best Tejano Album at next month’s 23rd annual Latin Grammy Awards.

“I have never felt so comfortable working with a team and through this trust is how we created this album,” said Navaira.

Destiny is the center of a musical team including her brother Rigo Navaira, who carries the songwriting gene of their father Raulito Navaira. As well as Manuel Herrera Maldonado and Alfonso Herrera Maldonado, a team of brothers whose bloodline is no stranger to the music world. These brothers are the grandsons of Fernando Z. Maldonado (featured on the Netflix series “El Rey”), who is the composer of two recognized songs, “Volver, Volver” and “Hermoso Cariño,” recorded by the late great Vicente Fernández. The brothers continue their family legacy as they have worked with some of the biggest names in the Regional Mexican genre including Bronco, Celso Piña, Pesado, and many more.

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Destiny and Rigo also have another secret weapon working on the next project, another legacy of music Rudy Olivares, son of Fito Olivares “El Rey de la Cumbia” Rudy attended Berklee School of Music and has a unique fusion of sound thanks to his education and feeling passed on through his father.

“I don’t think people expected much of this album except us,” said Destiny. “I knew after the first week of recording it was something I’d remember forever and a critical moment in my career.”

The team plans to be in Las Vegas for the Latin Grammy Awards on November 17 and is honored to be on the list of nominees.

“I’m so proud that all the love my team has for music can be heard in the music we are producing,” added Destiny. “It is most important that the hard work of those who came before us continues and I can’t think of a better way to do so.”

The 23rd annual Latin GRAMMYs will return to Las Vegas at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The telecast will air live on Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). Preceding the telecast is the Latin GRAMMY Premiere ceremony, a long-established afternoon full of unforgettable performances and heartfelt acceptance speeches, where the winners in most categories will be announced.

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