Tish Hinojosa
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Tish Hinojosa
Tish Hinojosa
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Background information
Leticia Hinojosa[1]
Born (1955-12-06) December 6, 1955 (age 62)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Genres Country, Folk
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Warner Bros. Records, MCA/Curb, A&M, Rounder, Valley Entertainment
Website mundotish

Leticia ("Tish") Hinojosa (born December 6, 1955, San Antonio, Texas) is a folksinger recording in both Spanish and English. Hinojosa was the youngest of 13 children. Hinojosa's parents were Mexican immigrants. Known for singing both traditional Mexican folksongs and her own original songs, both in Spanish and English, Hinojosa accompanies herself on guitar, which she plays right-handed although she is naturally lefthanded. Hinojosa has charted twice on the Billboard country charts and has recorded several albums, primarily for Rounder Records.

Her 1992 album Culture Swing won the NAIRD Indie Folk Album of the Year.

Career highlights

Awards and honors

  • White House performance for President and Mrs. Clinton
  • NAIRD Indie Folk Album of the Year Culture Swing
  • Las Primera (The Firsts) award from MANA, the largest organization of Latino women
  • Performances at presidential and gubernatorial inauguration events.


  • VH 1
  • ABC-TV special: Alma Awards
  • MTV
  • The Nashville Network
  • Austin City Limits (three separate appearances)
  • Fox Television Bravo Awards
  • Good Morning America
  • Onyx TV Germany
  • WDR TV Germany
  • SWR TV Switzerland
  • VPRO TV Netherlands

Humanitarian activities

  • Spokesperson, National Latino Children's Agenda
  • Spokesperson, National Assoc. Of Bilingual Education
  • United Farm workers of America




Year Single US Country[1] Album
1986 "I'll Pull You Through" (with Craig Dillingham) 80 single only
1989 "Til U Love Me Again" 75 Homeland
1992 "In the Real West" -- Culture Swing
1993 "Closer Still" --
"Drifter's Wind" --
1994 "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet" -- Destiny's Gate

See also


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 190. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "A Heart Wide Open". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 2010. 


Further reading

  • Ragland, Cathy "South Texas culture: Austin's Tish Hinojosa has made the jump to a major label", Folk Roots; Nov. 1994, pp. 42-43

External links

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