"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
Johnny and June. George and Tammy. Waylon and Jessi. Garth and Trisha.
Like the Country music royalty before them, Joe & Martina possess a mutual respect for their craft and the love held for each other is evident whether on or off the stage. Their music unfolds as communicative storytelling through complementary harmonies; It’s a sonic love story unveiled with Bakersfield edge, a touch of modern influence, and the elusive guitar solo.
As independent artists, Joe & Martina continuously flex their creative muscles while remaining faithful to their roots and releasing undeniably “Country” material. Songs such as “Hometown Summer Nights,” “Brighter Than Neon,” and “I’ve Been Around” have garnered the married duo numerous accolades including a spotlight by Billboard as an ”Artist to Watch”, an official stage performance at CMA Fest, and allowed the couple to grace the cover of Horse & Agriculture Magazine.
Despite a global pandemic resulting in the near halt of the entertainment industry, 2020 earmarked Joe & Martina’s biggest year yet. They appropriately changed their artist name from “Terra Bella” to “Joe & Martina,” authentically marketing themselves just as they are—Country music’s next legendary powerhouse couple—and released Top 30 hit “Give Me Back the 90’s” featuring their GRAMMY-winning idol, John Berry. The single peaked at No. 28 on Music Row’s Country Breakout Chart and the duo was the only unsigned act in the Top 30 for a number of weeks as their colorful, nostalgia-filled music video premiered via Billboard.com—another major milestone for a completely DIY act.
Joe, who was the original bass player for the now multi-platinum artist Luke Combs, quickly elevated his lyrical credibility as a songwriter having co-written “Don’t Tempt Me” off of Comb’s This One’s For You and has since been recognized as a producer for not only Joe & Martina material, but rising singer-songwriters such as Allie Colleen, Dustin Huff, and social media sensation Taylor Ray Holbrook. To boot, Martina’s emotionally-charged vocal delivery and exuberant stage presence continues to captivate audiences across the country. Together for over a decade, Joe & Martina secure their position on show-bills alongside Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, Jon Pardi, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, and more.
As Terra Bella, Joe and Martina were introduced to esteemed producer/guitarist, Johnny Garcia, who began to coach and produce their 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'."
Originally from California's Central Valley, Joe & Martina’s agricultural upbringing prepared them for the intense routine and dedication that’s necessary for establishing a career in the entertainment business. As individuals, Joe was active on his family farm harvesting crops and raising livestock, while Martina was a practicing equestrian and rodeo queen. The two were introduced through their musical passion and soon after, the evolution of their creative endeavors blossomed simultaneously with their love for each other. The couple married in January of 2012 before moving 2,200 miles east to “Music City, USA” to further pursue their artistry.
Joe & Martina have a fresh EP due for release in 2021.
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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 Joe & Martina 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 Joe & Martina, 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"
- Joe (1/2 of Joe & Martina) co-wrote the Luke Combs song "Don't Temp Me" that is on his certified PLATINUM major label debut album.
- Joe & Martina's first single to radio "Give Me Back The 90's" featuring GRAMMY winner John Berry charted #38 on Billboard Indicator and #29 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart
making it one of the highest charting independent releases of 2020.
- Billboard debuted the music video for "Give Me Back The 90's"
- Joe & Martina have 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. (as J&M and their former name "Terra Bella")
- 46,000+ followers on Facebook, over 11,000 on Instagram.
- Currently endorsed by D'Addario Strings, Hearthstone Guitars, MVee Guitars, LR Baggs, Resistol Hats, Kimes Ranch Jeans, and Double D Ranchwear