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“My Granddaddy’s daddy crossed the Rio Grande, trying to find a better life than what he had; to plant the strongest seeds to grow the family tree for cowboys like me.”
Those semi-autobiographical lyrics are the opening lines from “Cowboys Like Me,” the first single from Grammy Award-winner Rick Trevino’s upcoming album, “Long Coyote Gone.”
Trevino’s eighth studio album since 1993, it includes some of his most personal lyrics to date. The second single, “I’m a Mexican,” which he recorded with legendary Tejano artist Flaco Jimenez, is an unflinching declaration of Trevino’s cultural heritage and a story about the struggles of an undocumented immigrant working in the U.S.
“Some of the songs are more personal, provocative and political than anything else I’ve ever done,” the country star said. “I’ve been singing “I’m a Mexican” for the past three years.
“Initially, I was concerned about how people would react. Let’s face it, 70-80 percent of my audiences in the dance halls I perform in have a more conservative view of immigration. But the audience response has been great.”
Trevino has charted 14 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three No. 1s.