Jesus (Chuy) Hernandez was born in 1952 in Mexicali, Baja California. His musical career began in the United States at the age of 11. Although he began playing trumpet in the school band, he eventually gravitated toward the guitar while in college.
He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education.
His Mariachi career began in 1975 with Mariachi Los Galleros de Pedro Rey (his older brother).
In 1981, he and his brother Jose formed Mariachi Sol de Mexico. In 1986, Sol de Mexico was finally given a permanent forum with the opening of Cielito Lindo Restaurant which to this day, continues to showcase its musical talent. Chuy continues to be an integral member of Sol de Mexico and will continue to be until the good Lord brings down the final curtain.