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JAM Receives 3 TMA Nominations!

January 24, 2013

Congratulations to John Arthur Martinez for his 3 Texas Music Awards nominations! He has been nominated for Song of the Year with "Tennessee Left Texas," Entertainer of the Year, for the 2nd straight year, (along with his good friend Mike Blakely, congrats Mike!) and for Popular Cover of the Year with his version of Merle Haggards "Play Me Back Home." You can see all of the nominees on TMA's website and find out how you can vote for JAM and your other favorite artits during the final process of voting. 

Click here to see the full list of nominees.

Host a JAM House Concert!

October 24, 2012

I absolutely love playing House Concerts because they make it possible to connect with friends and fans from all over the country, and beyond. Heck anyone with a front porch, living room, barn, backyard, patio, deck or airplane hangar (yes I've played in an airplane hanger) can host a House Concert. The events are designed not to be a burden for the host. Your friends and guests can help by bring a covered dish, desert, appetizer or "adult beverages" along with a suggested donation to the artist. The weekend events usually
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"You Play My Heart" Album Review

October 10, 2012

New album review from Nuts About Country... Thank You! Read below or click here to read on their website.


You Play My Heart - john Arthur martinez

Album Review by: Cheryl Harvey Hill, Sr. Staff Journalist

There was much to like on this album and it dispenses some sound advice for surviving life like “Dare To Dream Out Loud” and “Learn To Sing In The Rain”, but john Arthur martinez definitely demonstrated what a great story teller he is on “Emmylou's Guitar”. This is one of the three songs on the album written solely
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Out Of The Chute - John Arthur Martinez!

October 01, 2012


You know the saying 'anywhere a truck driver eats, you know the food has got to be good'? Well, that's how I felt about John Arthur Martinez when I first heard about him. He's a good friend and has done projects with my friend Mike Blakely. Anyone Mike associates with just has to be good, in my opinion. Mike only works with the best. With that in mind, I knew I had to get to know more about jAm. Yep, that's how he writes it and what his friends call him. It's a nod to his writing-major past... after the poet, e.e.
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New Album Coming September 29th!

September 12, 2012

You Play My Heart

12 original Texas-Americana compositions and one bilingual cover of Merle Haggard's Sing Me Back Home. The album features an all-star cast of Austin area virtuoso's including Kurt Baumer, formerly of the band LoneStar, Joel Guzman, 5-time Grammy winner, Mark Epstein, bassist for Taj Mahal, Randy Travis, Johnny Winter, Rick Trevino and more.  Official release date is the 29th! --jam
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jAm's Texas Music Cruise 2013!

August 16, 2012


John Arthur Martinez, Mike Blakely and friends return to the seas for a 2nd year with a stupendous music cruise and you are invited!!!!!!!

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jAm and Dash Crofts singing Melody for new song "Dare To Dream Out Loud"

August 12, 2012

john Arthur martinez to release song about Manzano

August 10, 2012

August 09, 2012, 5:45 pm by Alexandria Randolph

Resident musician john Arthur martinez is busy recording a song of inspiration featuring Leo Manzano, Granite Shoals’ Olympic silver medalist.

His new album, "You Play My Heart,” will include a track called Dare to Dream Out Loud, a song that he began writing in 2007. He said the song was inspired by Manzano’s participation in the NCAA Championships.

"I wrote (the song) just before the 2008 Olympic Games,” martinez said. "It was written from the
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Kent Finlay Songswap w Ketchum, Snider, Maines, Robison and more

March 22, 2012

I'm not sure what to make of this. It appears Hal Ketchum is making a stand, Todd Snider and I are distracted by a fan, Big John Mills is reaching for a brew, Kent & Lloyd Maines are discussing the music business, Terri Hendrix finds something really funny, Bruce Robison is tuning all the while James McMurtry is on a bathroom break or a wine run. --jam

john Arthur martinez admired by Johnny Rodriguez

February 15, 2012

john Arthur was mentioned by Johnny Rodqriguez during an interview with Country Music People last month. See the quote below and you can read the full article by clicking the link below.

Perhaps the more pop-orientated music currently favoured by the ‘men in suits’ over on Music Row has been a contributing factor in the lack of new up-and-coming Latin American talent to rival the steel-guitar-and-fiddleheavy sounds of Johnny Rodriguez and Freddy Fender in the 1970s and Rick Treviño in the ‘90s, though
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