Washington, D.C.—Latino Victory Project and Mexican recording artist and icon Vicente Fernández joined forces to announce the artist’s support for Hillary Clinton for president. Latino Victory launched the announcement with a video featuring a corrido (ballad) in which Fernández expresses his support for Clinton and issues a call to action asking the Latino community to vote and to make its voice heard.
“We are overjoyed to partner with one of the most prolific and talented recording artists in Latin America and the United States,” said Martín Diego García, Latino Victory Project director of campaigns. “Vicente Fernández is a true legend who has earned the respect and admiration of the Latino community in the United States through a special mutual bond forged by his captivating music. He has inspired generations of Latinos with his music, and now he has stepped in to inspire us to vote in November and make our voices heard in this election. Vicente’s call to action is a powerful reminder that Secretary Clinton is the only candidate who will respect and work with the Latino community, and he is proud to stand with her.”
(Please find the video HERE.)
About Vicente Fernández
Fernández’s iconic career in the music and film industry in Latin America and the United States spans more than 40 years, and he is an influential figure in the Latino community. He is the most recognized recording artist in his genre, ranchera music or regional Mexican music as it is known in the United States. Throughout his stellar career, Fernández has recorded 100 albums, sold nearly 70 million copies, and has won 8 Latin Grammys, 2 Grammys and 14 Premios lo Nuestro, among many others. He was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Generations of Latinos in the United States have embraced Fernández’s profound and melancholic songs, and he is considered a living legend and icon.