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A little bit country, a little bit Spanish: And all about the music – Rick Trevino is there for the fans

Country singer Rick Trevino is finishing up work on a new album.

Country singer Rick Trevino is finishing up work on a new album.

Rick Trevino was just a youngster when he performed for the first time. That was when his path was clear — he wanted to be on stage.

Flash forward, and Trevino is a well-known voice in country music as well as in Spanish music.

In fact, his first album, “Dos Mundos,” was released in 1993 and was done almost entirely in Spanish. He says the idea came from Columbia Records.

“They wanted to serve the market because there was no one who could do that,” he says. “I thought it was a good idea and the rest is history.”

For more than 20 years, Trevino has continued to make music. He’s released nine full-length albums to date and is currently working on his 10th album.

Over the course of his career, Trevino has dealt with plenty of ups and downs. In 1999, he lost his record deal. Then, he immediately was able to work on “Mi Son,” which featured Mexican folk music.

“I’m still very proud of that album,” he says. “It got me back to my roots, which is where I’ve always wanted to remain in music.”

One thing that Trevino has finally got down to a science is the balance between touring and his personal life. He says the hard part is being away from home while he’s on tour.

“When I’m at home, I don’t go anywhere,” he says with a laugh. “I can focus on doing all the dad duties that I have. I enjoy being able to do both and it fulfills me. I’m blessed that I’m able to balance both parts of my life.”

Trevino hopes to kick his touring into a higher gear soon.

“It’s all a process,” he says. “I’ve been on the road for nearly 20 years. It doesn’t get any easier, but it is still fun for me to get out there and spend time with my fans.”