When the Mavericks appeared in the early '90s, they brought an air of sophistication and class rarely seen in Nashville then and now. By mixing traditonal country with the Latin flair of their Miami roots and making the most of singer Raul Malo's Orbison-esque croon, they went platinum on 1994's What a Crying Shame and reached No. 1 with 1996's Flaco Jimenez-assisted "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down." Malo became a successful Americana artist after the group's 2003 breakup, but the Mavericks finally yielded to years of fans pressuring them to reunite and released the Suited Up and Ready EP earlier this year. They made a wise decision.
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