The Mavericks are an American country music band. The group formed in 1989 in Miami, Florida.
The Mavericks won Vocal Group of the Year at the Country Music Awards in 1995 and 1996. They won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Country Performance by Duo/Group with Vocals. Their version of “Blue Moon” was featured in Tom Hanks’ 1995 motion picture “Apollo 13”.
The post-punk band with deep retro-fittings who emerged from Miami’s indie scene over 20 years ago, created a sound of neo-traditional country music which had been described as having innocence, intensity, and vintage influences all on equal measure.
With Cuban American lead singer Raul Malo at the helm, the country-steeped garage band have played sold out shows in the UK including London’s Royal Albert Hall, and extensive tours of Japan, South America, Europe, the USA, and Canada.