Looking for the Light

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Looking for the Light
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 7, 1995
March 7, 1995 (Un Rayo de Luz)[1]
LabelColumbia Nashville
ProducerBlake Chancey and Steve Buckingham
Cari Landers (Un Rayo de Luz)
Rick Trevino chronology
Rick Trevino
Looking for the Light
Learning as You Go
Un Rayo de Luz
Rick Trevino - Un Rayo de Luz.jpg

Looking for the Light is the third studio album by country music artist Rick Trevino, released February 7, 1995. Although its second single "Bobbie Ann Mason" was a Top Ten hit on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1995, neither of the album's other singles — "Save This One for Me" or the title track — reached Top 40.

The album was also released in Spanish under the title Un Rayo de Luz ("A Ray of Light"), with Spanish-language versions of most of the songs on Looking for the Light. This version charted at #22 on the Top Latin Albums charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B, saying that Trevino "mixes cliche-ridden heartbreak songs with muscular two-step" and citing "Poor, Broke, Mixed-Up Mess of a Heart" and "Save This One for Me" as standouts.[2] Chris Dickinson gave a three-star review in New Country magazine, comparing Trevino's voice to George Strait's and citing the title track as a "truly vulnerable" performance, although he thought that Trevino sounded too young and forced on "Save This One for Me" and "Bobbie Ann Mason".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Full Deck of Cards" (Kostas, Melanie Dyer) – 3:05
  2. "Looking for the Light" (Liz Hengber, Tim Mensy) – 4:08
  3. "Family Reunion" (Pebe Sebert, John Scott Sherrill) – 2:39
  4. "You Are to Me" (Mark Cawley, Kye Fleming, Mary Ann Kennedy) – 3:32
  5. "She Used to Say That to Me" (Jim Lauderdale, Sherrill) – 2:52
  6. "Poor, Broke, Mixed-Up Mess of a Heart" (Tommy Collins, Merle Haggard) – 2:15
  7. "I Want a Girl in a Pick-Up Truck" (Bryan Kennedy) – 2:34
  8. "Save This One for Me" (Mark D. Sanders, Verlon Thompson) – 3:02
  9. "The Pain" (Rusty Golden, Danny "Bear" Mayo) – 3:13
  10. "Bobbie Ann Mason" (Sanders) – 3:16
  11. "San Antonio Rose to You" (Rick Trevino) – 4:16

Track Listing (Un Rayo de Luz)[edit]

  1. "Perdí la Partida"
  2. "Un Rayo de Luz"
    • bilingual version
  3. "Tú Para Mi"
  4. "Eso Me Dijo"
  5. "Corazón Soñador"
  6. "Me la Guardan Para Mi"
  7. "Alivia el Dolor"
  8. "Tu Eres Mi Verdad"
  9. "Ella No Podrá Decir Que No Me Vió Llorar"
  10. "Un Rayo de Luz"


Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 - 9, 11

Tracks 2, 5, 10

  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • John Jorgenson - electric guitar
  • Larry Marrs - bass guitar
  • Tim Mensy - background vocals on "Looking for the Light"
  • Steve Nathan - piano
  • John Wesley Ryles - background vocals
  • Blaine Sprouse - fiddle
  • Rick Trevino - lead vocals
  • Steve Turner - drums
  • John Willis - acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Wilson - background vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 17
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums 22
U.S. Billboard 200 121


  1. ^ AOL music profile for "Un Rayo de Luz"
  2. ^ Nash, Alanna (10 March 1995). "Looking for the Light review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  3. ^ Dickinson, Chris (April 1995). "Album reviews: Rick Trevino — Looking for the Light". New Country. 2 (5): 61q. ISSN 1074-536X.
  4. ^ Looking for the Light (CD). Rick Trevino. Columbia Records. 1995. 66771.CS1 maint: others (link)