Pioneer of Tejano music who was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of 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.
She grew up in Kingsville, Texas, a ranch town fifty miles from Corpus Christi.
Linda Ronstadt sang the original version of "Midnight Blue," which Canales covered.