Breaking into the industry with his single “Just Enough Rope,” multi-talented Rick Trevino is a hot commodity in the ranks of country music. He was signed to Columbia Records early in his 20s and, within months, was performing to sold-out concerts across Texas. Cutting across cultural borders, he has set himself apart, recording several gold country albums in both Spanish and English. He also is the first country artist in years to create a multi-ethnic following. He is the 1997 recipient of the Nova Award whose past members include Hootie & the Blowfish, Bonnie Raitt and Alanis Morsette. A third-generation Mexican-American, Trevino says he feels a great sense of gratitude to the Hispanics who got his career rolling.