"A force to be reckoned with. This is what modern Country music is supposed to be. They have the talent and will out work anyone to make their dreams come true. And, we are the blessed ones who get to hear their music."
-Pepper Daniels, KKJG (Program Director), San Luis Obispo
About Joe and Martina
“It runs through my veins,” said Joseph “Joe” Costa, one-half of country music’s dynamic duo Joe and Martina (formerly known as Terra Bella), to Billboard after the release of There’s A Country Song, their first full-length album released in May of 2018 featuring singles “Before You” and “Wild One”. “Us being husband and wife is the biggest thing in my life, but right under that is country music. “
Martina’s emotional-charge and energetic delivery paired with Joe’s perceptive songwriting and fluid guitar licks define Joe and Martina's authenticity—communicative story-telling with a Bakersfield edge, beautiful harmonies, and a test to time. Their shared passion and respect for country music and the love held for each other is evident whether on or off the stage.
Originally from California's Central Valley, Joe and Martina’s agricultural roots prepared them for the intense routine and dedication that’s necessary for establishing a career in the entertainment business.
"We are big 'Ag-Vocates,” said Martina. “Being involved in the FFA in high school taught me morals and values. It really made me the woman I am today.”
“As the son of a third-generation farmer, I’ve always had a healthy work ethic,” adds Joe. “The care and keeping of land and livestock will teach you that, but also about yourself and who you strive to be."
Now performing together for the better part of a decade, Joe and Martina have toured primarily up and down the West Coast and across the United States playing clubs, theatres, and rodeos as well as opening for national acts such as Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, and Montgomery Gentry to name a few.
In August of 2013, the couple decided to move 2,200 miles east to "Music City “ and further pursue their artistry. Immediately fulfilling their purpose as a regular member of the songwriting community. Joe has since acquired a cut on Luke Combs’ platinum-selling album This One’s For You with the song “Don’t Tempt Me”.
Joe and Martina was introduced to esteemed producer/guitarist, Johnny Garcia, who began to coach and produce Terra Bella’s material in between tour legs with Garth Brooks. In 2016, the debut EP Road To Forever came to fruition and scored the duo's first Billboard Indicator (#51) and Music Row (#42) charting song with the single "You've Got That Somethin'."
The release of There’s A Country Song allowed Joe and Martina to reinvent their brand to more accurately represent their roots. With Garcia as co-producer alongside Joe, the album comprised of nine songs came to life in the Costa’s home studio and influenced their placement on Billboard’s Country Artists to Watch in 2018 list stating, “She [Martina] has the heartfelt quality of a Patty Loveless, while he [Joe] borrows from the Haggard/Jones school with an emotional subtlety.”
It is likely that Joe and Martina are country music’s next legendary powerhouse couple.
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Joseph and Martina Costa, a husband and wife duo from California, there is definitely a current sound to their music, but when you listen to their harmonies – there’s a definite throwback vibe that is reminiscent of a lot of what made the '80s so unforgettable on country radio. She has the heartfelt quality of a Patty Loveless, while he borrows from the Haggard / Jones school with an emotional subtlety that earns them a spot on this list.
"I've presented multiple sold-out Terra Bella shows in here in the Central Valley of California. Their wild crowds are always enthusiastic and exhibit a genuine emotional connection to the group's music and stage performance. Many artists tirelessly strive to make such an emotional connection with their fans; but with Terra Bella, that deep emotional connection between fan and the artist just seems to happen in a very natural and easy way."
--Aaron Gomes Sound N Vision Foundation (Founder / Executive Director)
Career Highlights and Appearances
-Named Billboard's "One To Watch in 2018" -https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/8085893/country-artists-to-watch-2018
-Joseph (1/2 of Terra Bella) co-wrote the Luke Combs song "Don't Temp Me" that is on his certified PLATINUM major label debut album.
-131 Radio Stations played Terra Bella's debut single "You've Got That Somethin"
-A total of 29,254 tracked spins over 36 weeks with 14,627,000 audience impressions
-The single charted at #51 on BB indicator making it one of the highest charting independent releases of 2017
-Charted at #42 on the Music Row Breakout Chart
-Terra Bella has opened for Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Montgomery Gentry, Brett Eldredge, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Aaron Watson, Reckless Kelly, Josh Abbott Band, Flatland Calvary and many more
-More than 10k followers on Instagram, over 9k on Facebook
-Currently endorsed and or working with D'Addario Strings, Greeley Hat Works, Wrangler & Double D Ranchwear.
Publicity Writeups or Appearances:
-Country Rebel FB Live (over 200,000 views, 1.7k comments and 1k Shares) https://www.facebook.com/countryrebelclothing/videos/1645837392128600/
-NASH FM Ty, Kelly and Chuck 10 min tune http://www.tykellyandchuck.com/2017/10/23/10-minute-tune-super-bowl-halftime-show/
-Nashville Access Pie Wagon Sessions https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleAccess/videos/1715133868537541/?q=nashville%20access%20terra%20bella
-Sunday’s Kind of Country FB Live https://www.facebook.com/280017858403/videos/10155015429553404/?q=Sundays%20kind%20of%20country%20terra%20bella
-Today in Nashville (WSMV) http://www.wsmv.com/clip/13849884/terra-bella-performs-before-you-102517
-Sounds like Nashville Interview with Chuck Dauphin http://www.soundslikenashville.com/news/myspace-led-music-love-terra-bella/
-Stage Right Secrets Interview http://www.stagerightsecrets.com/an-exclusive-chat-with-country-duo-terra-bella/
-CM Chat Interview and FB Live
-The Daily Country Single Review http://thedailycountry.com/album--single-reviews/terra-bella-before-you
-Got Country Online Single Review http://www.gotcountryonline.com/terra-bella-before-you-single-review/
-Jam Catchers Single Review http://jamcatchers.com/terra-bella-release-new-single-before-you/
-Nashville Music Guide Single Review http://www.nashvillemusicguide.com/terra-bellas-single-review/
-Pop Blitz Magazine Interview