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Justin Trevino has been living the honky tonk life since he's been able to chew his own food. He couldn't resist the music he heard rolling out of the jukebox by people like Faron Young and Ray Price. "My parents never believed in hiring a babysitter," says the 29-year-old Texan whose fourth album, "The Scene of the Crying," was recently released on Lone Star Records. "They always took me. My earliest memory of being in the beer joints is probably five years old. I think I was going into them before that. My thing, of course, being the huge brat that I was, was that I always wanted to play the jukebox."  ...
Nashville isn't the only place where there's a clash between old sounds and new. It's happening in Texas too. While Texas has a thriving music scene - led by the likes of Charlie Robison, Robert Earl Keen and Pat Green - threatening to spread to a wider audience, that scene has no room for Justin Trevino, a man whom many people consider the state's finest young singer. Trevino's music, based on the shuffle sounds so popular in the '50's and '60's, it is out of fashion with the young even in Texas.  ...
Justin Trevino is skeptical of the claim that he was singing Johnny Cash songs when he was a baby in his crib. Perhaps that's only because his memory doesn't go quite that far back. "From the time as far back as I can remember - two and three and four - my dad was an avid record collector, and he used to sit me down and play Ernest Tubb and Johnny Cash records for me. That's what we did for entertainment," Trevino says. "There's never been a time when music hasn't been part of my life. I've always been trying to sing."  ...


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