Laura Canales

World Music Singer

Birthday August 19, 1954

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Texas

DEATH DATE Apr 16, 2005 (50)

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Pioneer of Tejano music who was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

Her high school choir teacher recommended she write music, and she started out performing with a hit cover of "Midnight Blue."


She earned dozens of accolades for her singing, including Female Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in 1981.

Family Life

She grew up in Kingsville, Texas, a ranch town fifty miles from Corpus Christi.

Associated With

Linda Ronstadt sang the original version of "Midnight Blue," which Canales covered.