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Fender Awards and Honors - Freddy Fender

Honors:

1995 - Freddy Fender Lane (Street named after Freddy in San Benito, Texas)
1998 - Ricardo Montalban’s Golden Eagle Nosotros Award
1998 - Chicano Music Awards 
1999 - Flying Pegasus Trophy for Country Western Music (Las Vegas)
1999 - Miller Brewing Company Calendar
1999 - Hispanic Cultural Calendar
1999 - Austin Music Awards, Los Super Seven
2000 - Los Angeles, Orange County, CA. Register Archives: 100 Most Important Latin Artist of the Century, Freddy Fender, No. 18
2000 - United States Congressional Recognition for the Freddy Fender Scholarship Fund
2001 - Honored by the Texas Senate and House of Representatives
2002 - ALMA Pioneer Award, ABC Primetime
2003 - International Entertainment Buyers Association, Nashville, Pioneer Award
2003 - Top 100 Songs in Country Music History, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls,” No. 86
2004 - The 100 Best Texas Songs, “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” No. 21 (Texas Monthly)
2004 - Groundbreaking for a new water tower, bearing Freddy Fender’s name in San Benito, Texas
2004 - 100 Greatest Country Love Songs, “Before the Next Teardrop Falls,” No. 44

Awards:

1975 - Country Music Association, Single of the Year
1995 - Academy of Country Music, Most Promising Male Vocalist
1992 - Netherlands Gram Award, Texas Tornados Music Operators of America, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year Multiplatinum Sales Worldwide

Hall of Fame / Walk of Fame:

1986 - Tejano Music Hall of Fame (San Antonio, TX)
1993 - European Walk of Fame Star (Rotterdam, Holland)
1997 - El Paso (Texas) Hall of Fame
1998 - Hispanic American Entertainment Hall of Fame / Pura Vida Lifetime Achievement Award
1999 - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (Nashville)
1999 - Texas Music Hall of Fame
1999 - Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
1999 - Hispanic Walk of Fame Star (Phoenix, AZ)
1999 - Nashville Sidewalk of Stars
2000 - North America Country Music Association’s International Hall of Fame
2001 - Louisiana Hall of Fame
2002 - Tejano Walk of Fame
2004 - South Texas Music Walk of Fame (First to receive Star)
2007 - Música Latina Hall of Fame (San Antonio, Texas)


Grammy Nominations:

1975
Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Best Single of the Year (Hollywood, CA)

1991
Zone of Our Own
Best Country Duo or Group with Vocal

1997
A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada
Best Mexican American Music Performance

1976
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
Best Song of the Year (New York, NY)

1993
Hanging on by a Thread
Tejano Country

 

Grammy Awards:

1990
Texas Tornados
Best Mexican American Performance

1999
Los Super Seven
Best Mexican American Performance

2002
La Música de Baldemar Huerta
Best Latin Pop Category


Videos:

1989 - “Spanish Harlem” Freddy Fender
1990 - “Who Were You Thinkin’ Of” Texas Tornados
1991 - “Adios Mexico,” “Laredo Rose” and “Rosa De Amor” with Texas Tornados
1992 - “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” and “La Mucura” with Texas Tornados
1993 - “Guacamole” Texas Tornados
1994 - “Blanca Navidad” (White Christmas), Freddy Fender
1996 - “A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada” Texas Tornados
2000 - “Vertical Expression (of Horizontal Desire)” Bellamy Bros with Freddy Fender

Filmography:

1979 - She Came to the Valley, a.k.a. Texas in Flames (Scott Glenn)
1985 - Short Eyes (Bruce Davidson and José Pérez)
1991 - Always Roses (Lupe Ontiveros) and La Pastorela (Linda Ronstadt)
1992 - Who Will Sing Their Songs (Vikki Carr)
1999 - Mi Amigo (Mary Stuart Masterson)


Television:

- A Current Affair
- ALMA Awards, ABC Primetime 2002
- Austin City Limits
- Bobby Vinton Show
- CNN’s Farm Aide 1991
- Comeback: Freddy Fender / Baldemar Huerta Biography
- Country Music Association Awards
- Crook and Chase
- Dean Martin Christmas Special
- Dennis Miller Show
- Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
- Dinah Shore Show
- Dolly Parton Show
- Dolly Parton: Treasures
- E! Entertainment
- El Show de Paul Rodriguez
- Entertainment Tonight
- Farm Aide ’96

- Flying High
- Gold Guitar Awards (New Zealand)
- Good Morning Australia
- Grand Ole Opry
- Great Day America
- Hats Off To Minnie Pearl
- Hee Haw
- Hispanic American (1999)
- Hollywood Squares
- Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon
- Johnny Canales Show
- Kiki Desde Hollywood
- Late Night with Conan O’Brien
- Late Show with David Letterman
- Latino Music Greats (1999)
- Legends of Country Music
- Mike Douglas Show
- MTV News

- Nashville Now
- Prime Time Country
- Sea World Television Special
- Showbiz Today
- The Dukes of Hazzard
- The Johnny Carson Show
- The Merv Griffin Show
- The Midnight Hour
- The Tonight Show
- TNN’S Salute to Texas Week
- Tom Brokaw’s Today Show
- Tony Orlando and Dawn Show
- VH-1
- Wildhorse Saloon
- Wolfman Jack’s The Midnight Special
- Years in Review Freddy Fender in Documentary
- Yesterday & Today


Narrator:

1996 – Storytime and Songs of the Homeland

Soundtracks:

1979 - She Came to the Valley (Scott Glenn)
1980 - Second-Hand Hearts (Robert Blake)
1982 - The Border (Jack Nicholson)
1982 - Silhouette (Faye Dunaway)
1982 - Losin’ It (Tom Cruise)
1991 - Rush (Sam Elliot)
1992 - Fire in the Sky (D. B. Sweeney)
1993 - Son in Law (Pauly Shore)
1993 - The Beverly Hillbillies (Cloris Leachman)

1996 - Lone Star (Matthew McConaughey)
1996
- Jack (Robin Williams, Jennifer Lopez)
1996
- Tin Cup (Kevin Costner)
1997
- In Cold Blood (Anthony Edwards)
1998 -
Slums of Beverly Hills (Natasha Lyonne)

2000 - The Prize of Glory (Jimmy Smits)
2006 - The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones)
2007 - The Astronaut Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis)
2008 - Hancock (Will Smith, Charlize Theron)
2008 - W. (Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks)

Commercials:

- Cellular One
- Chrysler Motors
- Diabetes Association
- Don’t Mess with Texas
- El Chico Restaurants

- Have a Coke and a Smile
- McDonald’s
- Mello Yello
- Miller Lite Beer
- Pancho’s Restaurants

- Pennies on the Dollar
- Pizza Hut
- Scott’s Glass
- Texas Department of Health Hepatitis C
- Texas General Land Office

 

PRINT MEDIUM (Newspapers, magazines, and tabloids):

- “Above & Beyond,” Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World (2004)
- Billboard Magazine
- Blue Suede News
- Chicago Tribune
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times
- Country Music Magazine
- Country Style Magazine
- Country Weekly International
- Country Weekly Magazine
- Easy Rider
- Hispanic Magazine
- Houston Chronicle

- Hustler
- International Who’s Who
- LA’s Orange County Register Newspaper
- Look Magazine
- Los Angeles Times
- Music City News
- Nashville Reporter
- New York Times
- Newsweek
- Newsweek en Español
- People
- People Weekly Magazine

- Photoplay Magazine
- Playboy
- Rona Barrett’s Hollywood Magazine
- San Antonio Express-News
- Stars and Stripes
- Texas Monthly
- USA Today
- Vista Magazine
- Who’s Who in America
- Who’s Who in South and Southwest (1997–1998)


Career Highlights:

1975 - Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
1981/1986 - Chicago Wrigley Field w/Chicago Cubs
1979 - The White House & Ford Theatre (President Jimmy Carter)
1992 - Inaugural Ball & Hispanic Gala at Ford’s Theatre (President George H. W. Bush Sr.)
Inaugural Ball (Ann Richards, Texas Governor)
Inaugural Ball (President Clinton)
Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland)
Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl

CD-Roms:

1995 - The Alamo