MIAMI – Singer-songwriter and TV star Larry Hernandez hopes to see the end of his legal problems in 2018 so he can travel to Mexico and concentrate on the regional Mexican music that made him famous, as well as on his business skills with the startup of a restaurant, a clothing line and most importantly, the next season of his reality show.
“Everything indicates that 2018 is the year I’ll be able to return to Mexico, get back to work and be with my family,” the musician said during an interview in Miami to promote the sixth season of his TV show “Larrymania.”
The prospect of returning soon to his native land raises his spirits, he said, because he and his family “miss Mexico so much.”
Though Larry Hernandez is barred from leaving the US as part of the conditional freedom bargain he reached with South Carolina authorities after being jailed in the case of kidnapping and assaulting a promoter of his concerts in August 2015, he has never stopped working and getting involved in new projects.
This week he launched the single “Gente de la P,” the story of a man detained by cops in Sinaloa, Mexico, from his new album, “Lo Blanco y lo Negro de mi Vida” (The Black and White of my Life), which came out last month.
But Hernandez has made some changes in his life since getting out of prison. After admitting he is an alcoholic, he said he hasn’t had a drink in over a year and is trying to be a better person. One way is by keeping busy with new projects.
After sharing his recipes on social media, their popularity has inspired him to open his own restaurant, hopefully sometime in 2018, specializing in Mexican cuisine with the accent on seafood.
His first step in that direction was the launch of his El Baleado salsas. He also looks forward to marketing the clothing line he has been working on for three years, and trusts that the sixth season of “Larrymania” will be as successful as the previous ones.
Then there’s the dream of again taking international trips, something his family loves.