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The Best Tejano Bands/Artists  

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The roots of Tejano music are as widespread and diverse as the traditions of the people that invented it. The main root of Tejano or Tex-Mex music is Mexico, where most Tejano artists originated from - but that is only half of the story. Tejano bands are also heavily influenced by the culture of their adopted homeland of South and Central Texas. While most Tejano singers hail from Mexico, it is in the United States where Tejano singers like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, and female Tejano singers like Selena, "The Queen of Tejano" developed their songs and became internationally known.

This list of the top tejano music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Tejano music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all tejano music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest tejano music bands of all time, since the most famous tejano music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best tejano music music.

Any complete list of Tejano bands must include names like ZZ Top, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, and Calexico. All important, significant and iconic names in tejano music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely.

The list includes all new tejano music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of tejano music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into tejano music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good tejano music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent tejano music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best tejano music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest tejano music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular tejano music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Johnny O. Y Su Conjunto (encin... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
conjuntolover added Tejano music/Conjunto
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Selena is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music
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Emilio Navaira is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country, Tejano music
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Freddy Fender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Country, Tejano music
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Jimmy Gonzalez y el Grupo Mazz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Antonio Castillo added
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La Mafia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Tejano music
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Gary Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added
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Little Joe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Latin American music, Norteño, Country
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Ruben Ramos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Tejano music
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Texas Tornados is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Country rock, Tejano music
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Intocable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Norteño, Tejano music
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La Fiebre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added
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Michael Salgado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
rsp173 added
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Fama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Pop music, Regional Mexican, World music
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Xcelenica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
SteveMireles added
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Los Lonely Boys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music
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A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop
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David Farias is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Gonzalo Reyna added
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La Movida is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added
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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music
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Los Texmaniacs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rita A Leach added
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Pio Trevino/ Majic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
LINDAY. added
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The Champs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Chicano rock, Rock music, Rock and roll
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Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal
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Grupo Stampede is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tejano Bands/Artists
GrupoStampede added