COLUMBIA NASHVILLE ARTIST RICK TREVINO MAKES NATIONAL NETWORK DEBUT ON 'ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT'
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Network viewers across the country will get a chance to see firsthand what music industry insiders already feel: Rick Trevino is the real deal and the one to watch in '94. Trevino will have the featured music slot in this weekend's broadcast, which is carried in 200 television markets coast-to-coast. The piece chronicles the development of country's next hitmaker from the Texas club where he was discovered, to the baseball fields of his youth and the recording studio sessions which will determine his future. It was recorded in Nashville and Trevino's native Texas. It's an unprecedented amount of television media attention for an artist so new to the recording scene -- but then there are very few artists like Rick Trevino. "Just Enough Rope," Rick's debut single, marked the first time a song of traditionally-styled country music was released in separate English and Spanish language versions. The single can be found in Spanish on Trevino's "Dos Mundos," which was released in September, and a bi-lingual version on Trevino's self-titled English debut due in stores Feb. 22. While both albums were produced in Nashville by Steve Buckingham and share some material, "Rick Trevino" includes several sides not found on the Spanish version -- including Trevino's rollicking next single "Honky Tonk Crowd." The mixing of two diverse and special cultures comes easily to Trevino. At 22, he is a third-generation Mexican American whose earliest memories include watching his father perform Tejano music in Houston clubs with Neto Perez and the Originals. Taking lessons in classical music, he gave his first piano recital at the age of six. He learned to balance piano practice with baseball and dreams of being a major league player -- on both musical and sports fronts. A rich and varied background to say the least, but growing up around the diverse cultures of Austin and Houston gave Trevino's music a strong country tone and spirit that hasn't been lost on journalists and music industry movers. "Trevino's pleading, rough-and-reedy baritone elicits an immediate tear in the beer on forlorn romantic odes...as well as quicker-paced tales of lost love." -- "Billboard" "Give him your ears...Love at first listen." -- "Music Row" "He sings country in a appropriately honest, strong and clear voice with the slightest twang. He has cultivated the clean-cut cowboy image that George Strait popularized and he pleases old-timers with his medley of Ray Price hits." -- "Texas Monthly" "The highly touted youngster is a good pick to keep the festivities going with his rich, elastic voice and a rollicking brand of country music. And fans just might get a sneak peek of a future superstar." -- "The Dallas Morning News" All that's left to do now is tune in. Check your local listings for "Entertainment Tonight" weekend broadcast time in your area. New York City WCBS Saturday, 11:30 p.m. Cleveland, Ohio WKYC Sunday, 11:35 p.m. Dallas, Texas WFAA Saturday, 10:30 p.m. Chicago, Ill. WBBM Sunday, 11:50 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. WSB Saturday, 7 p.m. Minneapolis, Minn. KARE Sunday, 11:05 p.m. Los Angeles, Calif. KNBC Sunday, 6 p.m. San Francisco, Calif. KRON Saturday, 7 p.m. Washington, D.C. WUSA Sunday, 11:30 p.m. Boston, Mass WBZ Saturday, 7 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. WKRN Saturday, 6 p.m. -0- 1/7/94 /CONTACT: Wendy Shaffer Pearl, Columbia Nashville Media, 615-742-4345, or John Samford, Media West, 817-572-1916/
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