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Texan Justin Trevino hasn't let his blindness stand in the way of fulfilling his musical dreams. Picking up the guitar at age seven, Trevino discovered that the only way to utilize the chords he was learning was to sing songs along with them. Trevino's father convinced local club owners to let his teenage son perform and he worked his first professional gigs at 13, playing in juke joints and honky tonks in the Austin area. Performing with his hero, Johnny Bush, Trevino was pushed into the spotlight at age 16 and worked steadily as a member of Bush's Bandoleros as well as backing country legends like Hank Thompson, Kitty Wells, and Wanda Jackson. The young musician's home demos were the basis of his independently released debut album Texas Honky-Tonk, followed by Loud Music & Strong Wine, recorded with members of Johnny Bush's Bandoleros and the Pure Texas Band as well as steel guitarist Jimmy Day. Lone Star Records released his third album Traveling Singing Man in early 2001. Calling in Cajun singer Jimmy C. Newman and rockabilly mainstay Wanda Jackson, Trevino released his fourth record, The Scene of the Crying, in 2002.