From the Sixth Street clubs in his birthplace of Austin, Texas to the Alpine festivals in Switzerland, from music venues in Paris, France to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, john Arthur martinez has proven his music grades on stages all over. He acknowledges that he's among the fortunate few that can make a living doing what they love, "I write, record, and perform songs. And, in doing so, I bare my soul, meet new souls, and see the world." He's celebrating the release of For the Love of Western Swing (& Other Love Songs), his 14th album of original music--yes, 14th. The Academy of Western Artists awarded the title track Western Swing Song of the Year honors on August 13, 2020.