Raulito Navaira

Raulito Navaira

Songwriter and Musician


Growing up in the Southside of San Antonio, there was never a moment without music. His father Emilio Navaira Jr. and mother Maria Navaira kept their children busy and out of trouble by purchasing instruments.  The Navaira kids learned to play the instruments and practiced as a family.  The Navairas excelled in the music programs in the Harlandale Independent School District, participating in many UIL competitions. They also had performances in the San Antonio Symphony and professional Opera tours.  Sister Yvette Navaira was the first to perform professionally with local Latin bands, and would take little brother Raulito along with her.  Navaira decided that music would be his career choice. In 1983 his brother Emilio Navaira III was offered the job to be the lead vocalist for David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales. His father agreed as long as Raulito was in the band.  The brothers Emilio and Raulito were with David Lee Garza y Los Musicales for almost six years. Emilio and Raulito formed a new band, “Emilio y Rio” in 1989. Raulito was the stage manager, recording producer and songwriter.  Raulito wrote hits such as “Como Le Hare,” “Eclipse,” “Ya  No Me Pones Atención,” and “Rueda De Fortuna.” They have sold over a million records won numerous Tejano Music Awards, A Grammy in 2003, and a Latin Grammy in 2008. They had toured Mexico since 1992, two major Country tours with Alan Jackson in 1996, and Clay Walker in 1997. In 2009, Raulito recorded his first solo CD entitled “Simplemente Raulito “in its first week it made Billboards Latin charts top 100. Raulito is the host of his own television shows “The Raulito Show” currently airing in all the Major markets in Texas. “The Raulito Show” is in its second season reaching over a million people in the San Antonio viewing area alone, according to the Nielson ratings, and now airs in the Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Central Texas.

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