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.
Awards and honors American Broadcasting Company-television special: Alma Music Television Fox Bravo Humanitarian activities Spokesperson, National Latino Children"s Agenda Spokesperson, National Associate Of Bilingual Education United Farm workers of America.