Friday, January 9, 2004

Second-place Nashville Star John Arthur Martinez finds Dualtone label, sings bilingual country

"John Arthur Martinez of Marble Falls just inked a deal with Dualtone Records."

"Martinez, who placed second, already has decided on the first single, one he wrote and sang on the show — 'Home Made of Stone.' It's about his family having to live in a manufactured home while he pursued his dream."

"He also has recorded a bilingual version of 'Amarillo by Morning' and a new song, 'Tonight at Fiesta.' The rest of the album will be recorded this month."

"'The recording sessions at Emerald Studios surpassed all of my already high expectations,' Martinez wrote his fans. 'My producer, Matt Rollings, most definitely has the ear and the touch when it comes to capturing the essence of an artist.'"

"Rollings, who worked on Keith Urban's self-titled, million-selling debut album as well as with dozens of other artists, assembled an unusual mix of studio musicians for a chemistry not often found on a Nashville recording, Martinez wrote. CMT also is taping a feature story on Martinez."

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