Emilio (born Emilio Navaira III, August 23, 1962) is an American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter of Mexican heritage who performs both country music and Tejano music. He has also charted more than ten singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. He is also one of a few Tejano artists to have significant success in both the United States and Mexico.
Emilio Navaira III was born in 1962 as the third patriline Navaira to be named Emilio Navaira. Raised in San Antonio, Texas Emilio began singing to Willie Nelson, George Strait and "Little Joe" tunes at an early age and initially thought of being a music teacher.