Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1994 The Mavericks grabbed their first gold album, for "What A Crying Shame"?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about The Mavericks.

  • The Mavericks began their career within the punk and alternative music scene in Miami, Florida, frequently playing on the same bill as emerging acts like Marilyn Manson, etc.
  • Frontman Raul Malo met bassist Robert Reynolds in a record shop and the pair bonded over their mutual love of old-school country.
  • The band's bracing mix of Latin pop and rockabilly put it in the good graces of music critics -- and, at times, out of favor with their label.
  • Raul Malo - lead singer, Paul Deakin – drums, Robert Reynolds - bass player, Eddie Perez – guitarist and Jerry Dale McFadden – keyboards. Former guitarists include Ben Peeler, David Lee Holt and Nick Kane.
  • The Mavericks reunited in 2012, and their new album Time arrived in early 2013.