Chanteur Country US originaire d'Austin (Texas).
His parents were divorced by the time he was four and even though his stepfather primarily raised him, John Arthur Martinez saw his birth father — a professional musician — enough to know that being a performer was a tough life. The Austin native had the urge to perform the Texas-style of country he loved since grade school, and sneaking into an Asleep at the Wheel/Commander Cody show while he was still underage only made it worse. He was performing weekly in local clubs by the time he graduated college, playing songs by George Strait, Dan Fogelberg, and the Beatles. Martinez moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend graduate school, and not knowing anyone gave him more than enough time to work on his songwriting. As he improved he decided to leave his studies and move back to Austin to seriously peruse a future in music. After numerous trips to Nashville and constant gigging, Martinez recorded his first album, Spinning Our Wheels, in 1998 and sold it at his shows. 2001's Stand Your Ground brought him more attention but it was the American Idol-styled country television show Nashville Star that would break him into the mainstream. During one of the club gigs Martinez played in Nashville, he was spotted by a rep from Dualtone records. He finished second on Nashville Star, but Dualtone signed him and released Lone Starry Night in 2004.
Talents : Singer, Guitar
Style musical : Contemporary Country
|AMARILLO BY MORNING||
Années en activité :
|1998||CD JAM ? (US)||SPINNING OUR WHEELS - Spinning Our Wheels / The Ride / The Man Who Holds The Bow / Woman In Love / Thunder And Lightning / Rainy, Rainy Clouds / Long Walk Home / Once Upon A Broken Heart / Everyday Is Christmas / One Life, One Love / Spinning Our Wheels (reprise)|
|09/2001||CD JAM 2942 (US)||STAND YOUR GROUND - The Man Who Holds The Bow / A Girl Named Texas / Pool Hall / Stand Your Ground / Here's To Boys / The Armadillo Song / El Rio Amor / Wild / Spinning Our Wheels / Everything I Never Knew I Wanted / Married To Your Memory / Jack Of All Hearts / Show Me / Everyday Is Christmas|
|05/2004||CD DUALTONE 1154 (US)||LONE STARRY NIGHT - The Man Who Holds The Bow / Home Made Of Stone / Amarillo By Morning / A Girl Named Texas / The Armadillo Song / If I Didn't Care / The River Of Love - El Rio Amor / Tonight At Fiesta / Just Like The Moon / Trouble Rides A Fast Horse / Pour A Little Love On It / Lone Starry Night / Tonight At Fiesta (reprise)|
|200?||CD ? (US)||LIVE IN ENGLAND - Intro - When You Say Nothing At All / Tonight At Fiesta / The Armadillo Song / I Dare You / Frijoles Con Arroz / What A Christmas It Was / What Good Is I Love You / Trouble Rides A Fast Horse / Lone Starry Night - Pour A Little Love On It / Down In South Texas - La Bamba|
|200?||CD RIVAL ? (US)||ON THE BORDER - Breakdown / No Damn Trace / Walkin' Honky Tonkin' Honey / Since She Fell For Me / Why Say Good-Bye / On The Border / Who's On Your Mind / Judy Honey / She'll Love The Cold Away / Canta Papa|
|2007||CD AGR TELEVISION 1922027 (D)||RODEO NIGHT - Rio Grande Rodeo Night / It Takes A Part Of My Heart Away / What Good Is I Love You / When You Say Nothing At All / Boys With Guitars…Real Fast Cars / I Watched You Break My Heart / All Hat And No Cattle / A Real Good Year For Beer / You Could’ve Heard A Tear Drop / Front Porch Swing / Saturday Night In A Redneck Town / That’s My Baby / Cherry Springs Swing / The Little Engineer|
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