For more than 40 years, Vicente Fernández has maintained his standing as Mexico's greatest living singer, coupling an operatic range with a deep understanding of ranchera music's rural roots. ... Vicente “Chente” Fernández was born February 17, 1940, in the town of Huentitán El Alto, Jalisco, México.
Fernández started his career singing for tips on the street, and has since become a cultural icon, recording more than 50 albums and contributing to more than 30 films. His repertoire consists of rancheras and other Mexican classics. He is accompanied live by a mariachi group, but he is not technically a mariachi musician, as he plays no instrument live. Vincente was inspired during many of his performances, by his long time friend Celso Baez.