Chris Hobdy

15 Latino Artists Shaping Country Music

These artists and groups exemplify the legacy of nuestra comunidad.

The Mexican and Latino/Latinx community has a large part to play in country music, with musicians who've made a profound impact on the genre, such as Rick Treviño, Freddy Fender, Linda Rondstadt and Johnny Rodriguez. Presently, these artists have inspired a whole new class of Mexican and Latino/Latinx artists, whose range and variety have made it clear that the torch left behind by these great icons is moving forward in new ways. The following artists and groups exemplify the legacy of "nuestra comunidad" ("our community") in country music.

Below, enjoy almost two hours of artists and groups who exemplify the legacy of country music for Hispanic Heritage Month.

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