In his native Mexico, Vicente Fernández is hailed as the "king of the rancheros." He was born and raised in Huentitán del Alto, Jalisco, Mexico to a poor family and had to work since his childhood to maintain himself. Vicente got his start when he won a Guadalajara singing contest. At age 21 he was in the show "La Calandria Musical" where he received his first payment for singing. He earned 35 pesos. He and his ranchera music have… read more
In the spring of 1966, Javier Solís , Mexico's most popular traditional singer, died. Discos CBS, the recording label in the Mexican department of CBS Records International , offered Fernández a recording contract. He released his first recording, "Perdóname", with the company in 1966; Fernández still records for the label, which is now Sony Music Latin of Sony Music Entertainment .