AWARDS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
Little Joe Was Awarded the Palm Springs Walk of Fame Star on March 29, 2012 in Palm Springs, Ca. Little Joe is the first Hispanic to be given this honor.
May 28, 1998-Was chosen to participate in a tribute in Downtown L.A.ʼs historic Union Station honoring Robert Kennedy and Cesar Chavez 30 years after one of the great milestones in modern American politics the 1968 California Democratic presidential primary. Participants were selected from among those who stood with Robert and Cesar during those hopeful-and ultimately tragic days-as well as those who were later inspired by them.
Little Joe was the 2nd recipient of the NARAS Texas branch “Governors Award” in 1997 for his contributions to the legacy of Texas Music. The award is the highest honor that can be given by a NARAS Branch.
Little Joe was inducted into the First Annual Premios A La Musica Latina Hall of Fame in San Antonio, Tx. On March 27, 2006.
LITTLE JOE IS A 5 TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER:
Awarded Four (4) Grammyʼs: 1991 for Best Mexican-American album, "Diez y Seis de Septiembre", 2005 for Best Tejano album, “Chicanisimo”, 2007 for Best Tejano album, “Before The Next Teardrop Falls”. He won his fourth Grammy in the Best Tejano album category for the album entitled “Recuerdos” in 2011. Awarded One (1) Latin Grammy in 2011 for the album entitled “Recuerdos”. Grammy-Nominated: 1988 - "Timeless”, 1993 - “Que Paso", 1999 - “Little Joe & La Familia 2000”, 2003 - “Celebration of Life, Volume I”, Latin Grammy-Nominated: 2004 - “Celebration of Life, Volume II”, Latin Grammy-Nominated: 2005 - Chicanisimo
Received the Buddy Holly Award for 7 straight years. May 1987. Received a special recognition, "Bravo Award", along with Julio Iglesias and the Miami Sound Machine at the Latin Music Awards in Miami, FL.
February 25, 1989. Received the keys to the City of Houston and a proclamation proclaiming Little Joe Day in conjunction with his performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the only artist to receive this honor during the 18-day run of the Rodeo.
September 1990. Attended the White House on two occasions to witness Former President Bush's signing of education bills.
Little Joe has received certificates of appreciation and exceptional services from the National Museum of American History, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education and the Department of the Interior.
Received special recognition from Congressman Kika de la Garza, chairman of the United States Hispanic Congressional Caucus. Proclaimed Commander of the 89th Military AirLift Wing and recognized for his outstanding contributions to the 89th, as well as the United States Air Force.
He was appointed Grand Marshall, received keys and proclamations, as well as being cited by several Governors in major cities across the nation. Selected as "1990 Humanitarian of the Year" by the Kiwanis Club.