Back to Previous. Above: Chevel Shepherd is on her way to national stardom. Photograph by Shutterfreak. Everyone within 30 miles would show up and two-step across the dusty parking lot under the shade of massive cottonwoods. Those were the local heroes, musicians whose bands everyone knew. The songs they played eventually became classics—the soundtracks of small towns in northern New Mexico.
New Mexico Music Commission Hall of Fame ~ New Mexico Artists
This category consists of singers, songwriters, bands, musicians, arrangers, conductors, sound engineers, etc. Currently there are approximately one hundred artists in our unofficial Hall of Fame. As you can see, not all are yet listed. Please check back often while we continue to build this section of our web site. Neikrug, Marc. Blaskey, Lindy. Dalton, Bert. Hardgroove, Brian. Bemis, Andru. Mendez, Nacha.
New Mexico is a state of the Southwest United States. New Mexico's heritage studies and inquiries into the unique past of the area reveal that the violin was introduced into New Mexico long before Europeans brought polka and other folk forms to the east coast; several studies confirm the long history of violin playing in New Mexico. The first inhabitants of New Mexico were Native Americans, followed by Spaniards in the sixteenth century. In the land was ceded to Mexico, and in it became a territory of the United States. The cultures of each of these groups has influenced the music of New Mexico in unique ways. Native American music has wide representation in New Mexico, as the state is home to the second largest Native American population percentage in the US. Pioneered by the ancient Pueblo people, and by the folk music of Hispanos of New Mexico.
Here are the best artists and bands from New Mexico. Dating back to the time when the ancient Pueblo and Anasazi people lived in the state, New Mexico has a rich music history. The area established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry when The Fireballs earned a 1 hit on the Billboard charts with their song "Sugar Shack. The most popular musical artists from New Mexico play in all kinds of different genres. It is difficult to nail down a specific vibe of the area because the state itself is so eclectic. Numerous artists were either born or raised in the state, and plenty of bands first formed here. You may now be asking yourself, "Which musical artists are from New Mexico? Check out the bands and singers below to find dozens of artists hailing from the Land of Enchantment. Vote for the ones you like best. Albums: Mi Tributo a Juan Gabriel.