Johnny Rodriguez Bio

(Country Singer, Song writer)

Relationship Statistics of Johnny Rodriguez

What is Johnny Rodriguez marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Johnny Rodriguez get married ? (married date):January 01, 1970
How many children does Johnny Rodriguez have ? (name):One (Aubry Rae Rodriguez)
Is Johnny Rodriguez having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Johnny Rodriguez gay ?: No
Who is Johnny Rodriguez wife ? (name):Debbie McNeely

More about the relationship

Johnny Rodriguez is happily married since 1998 to Debbie McNeely. Debbie was a hair salon proprietor from San Marcos, Texas. And they have a girl, Aubry Rae Rodriguez.

Before that, In 1995 Johnny was married to Lana Nelson, the daughter of country vocalist/musician Willie Nelson. His marriage with Lana only lasted for just 7 months.

Johnny Rodriguez was first married to Linda Diann Patterson, a Southern Airways airline aviation from Conyers, Georgia.

Who is Johnny Rodriguez?

Johnny Rodriguez is an American country music singer. Some of his songs are I Can’t Stop Loving You and If I’d Left It Up To You.

He is best known as the Latin-American country singer, infusing his music with Latin sounds. He sings in Spanish.

Johnny Rodriguez: Age, Parents, Childhood, Struggle

Born as Juan Raul Davis “Johnny” Rodriguez on December 10, 1951, in Sabinal, Texas, USA. Sabinal is a small town situated 90 miles from Mexico.

Johnny was the second youngest in a family of 10 children living in a four-room house. However, when he was sixteen years old, his father died of cancer, and his older brother, Andres, died in a car accident the same year.

He was a good student in school and an altar boy for his church. Johnny was the captain of his junior high school football team.

Both incidents had such an effect on Rodriguez that in 1969, at age eighteen, he ended up in jail.

He is currently 67 years old.

Johnny Rodriguez’s Struggle before Fame

In 1971, Shahan, who was the owner of Alamo Village vacation spot who employed Johnny to perform at his spot on one of his sets.

At that time Tom T. Hall was a 21-year-old vocalist who went to Nashville with just a guitar in his hand and $14 in his pocket. He was the one who found work for Rodriguez fronting his band, as well as writing songs.

Later, Hall took Rodriguez to the heads of Mercury Records’ Nashville division to tryout with the record mark.

In the wake of playing out the tunes “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “In the event that I Left It Up to You,” Johnny was offered an agreement with Mercury. And started working in Nashville studio.

Johnny Rodriguez: Professional Life, Career

After working with Mercury, he was soon on the way to becoming famous. Johnny’s first single to be released for Mercury was 1972’s “Pass Me By.”

This recording was a big success, going to number nine on the Hot Country Songs list that year, and making him a country star overnight.

In 1979, he switched to Epic Records. Under Epic, he worked with the legendary producer Billy Sherrill, who produced some of the biggest names in the business at the time.

Johnny’s first hit from Epic came that year with the No. 6 country hit, “Down on the Rio Grande.” In 1993, Rodriguez recorded an album for Intersound Records called Run For the Border.

In the mid-1990s, the indie label High-Tone released the album You Can Say That Again.

In the past 40 years, he has released 35 albums and charted 45 singles.

Johnny has beat pavement touring in every state of the USA. Also, he enjoys a huge fan following when touring different places internationally, like Switzerland, England, France Spain Canada, Mexico.


Different labels have re-issued the music of Rodriguez. The UK-based Hux Records re-issued adaptations of his initial two collections “Introducing” and “All I Ever Meant To Do Was Sing.”

Johnny Rodriguez: Recognition, Achievements, Hall of Fame

Rodriguez is one of the rarest people that has been honored by three different U.S. presidents like Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. Rodriguez played at George H.W. Bush’s inaugural ball.

On August 18, 2007, Rodriguez was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, located in Carthage, Texas.

On October 23, 2010, Johnny received the Institute of Hispanic Culture Pioneer Award, in recognition of his achievement as the first major Hispanic singer in country music.

The song raced through the nation charts and put him in the fast lane of the country music world. Johnny’s next single song didn’t stop until it hit the top of the first of eleven consecutive Platinium number one records.

Fifteen of his singles went to top ten, Six of which were number one hits. “Pass Me By” was the first of the singles to reach number one.

Net Worth, Source

Johnny has an estimated Net Worth of $4.5 million. His source of income is from $40 million -$50 million.

Criminal Charges

In August 1998, Rodriquez shot and killed a 28-year-old associate in his Texas home. He mistook the man to be a burglar. In October 1999, he was vindicated by a jury and the charges were overturned.

Body Measurement

He has brown hair color with light brown eyes. Johnny has a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs about 80 kg.


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