Chente Barrera

Chente Barrera


CHENTE BARRERA is a native of San Antonio, Texas. CHENTE began his music career during the early '90s as a tejano session staple, lending backing vocals and drums to recordings from artists including Juan Manuel, Laura Canales, Gary Hobbs, and Shelly Lares. Barrera made his solo debut in 1998 with the album Puro Taconazo. Barrera released three more albums over the next eight years. He received several Tejano Music Awards in 2005 for Pedazo de Mi Corazón and snagged a 2007 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Tejano Album for Sigue el Taconazo. Chente Barrera gives back to the community by working with youth soccer teams in the community in teaching good sportsmanship and the importance of being good student.

CHENTE BARRERA is one of the most versatile artists of Tejano music today. With more than 300 projects recorded with almost every major Tejano artist, Chente is indeed in a league of his own. Growing up to the sounds of Little Joe, George Strait, Flaco Jimenez, and Roberto Pulido has helped Chente develop his own style as a drummer, singer, and songwriter. He started his career as a drummer, playing and recording with the likes of Mazz, Jay Perez, La Tropa F, and Bobby Pulido. He then later started recording background vocals for groups like Intocable, Jennifer Peña, and David Lee Garza y Los Musicales. By 1998, Chente ventured on a solo career as a lead vocalist, now fronting his own band, Taconazo, with a blend of Tex-Mex and Texas Style Country. Since then Chente has won numerous awards including various Tejano Music Awards, The Tejano Roots Hall Of Fame in 2005, and a GRAMMY win in 2007, for Best Tejano Performance, for the CD Sigue El Taconazo.

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