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Jamaica, Texas

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John Paul Martin & Southbound 35 has just completed their first CD consisting of original songs written by lead singer John Paul Martin with Butler and Boykin assisting with the musical arrangements. The band is poised to release their debut studio album January 10 & 11, 2003, with the first single already up for a national ad campaign. Ford Trucks has agreed to sponsor a video for the first cut, Tailgate Partyin’, which is being produced by Midland’s Cinta Productions The album, titled Jamaica, Texas was co-produced by John Paul Martin and Nick Carlton at No Mountain Studio in Midland, Texas. Carlton, who has owned No Mountain for 22 years and produced recordings for Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, and Shake Russell, said, "I was so impressed with this band, I called in (Texas music legend and Dixie Chick producer) Lloyd Maines to play dobro and steel guitar on their CD." He added that it also features Grammy Award winner, Ricky Bowen playing fiddle and mandolin.

Highly acclaimed and award winning, Bill Butler Music is the publisher of all of the songs for this project. The album was a result of their fans wanting the original songs that they were hearing at the live shows. And radio stations are eager to play the record as well. The album is poised to become one of the sleeper hits of the year in Americana (American Country) radio.

About the Artist

It’s country with a kick, Texas Country, Americana, or whatever you want to call it. And, of course, it's the creative chemistry of four guys from West Texas who together make up one of the Lone Star State's hottest music groups, John Paul Martin & Southbound 35.

The past year they've played Judfest, Top Gun Bullrides, Sandhills Rodeo, and Sul Ross University Rodeo Club Christmas Bash. They have also played private parties for Target Corporation and GE Power Systems. Like a bundle of dynamite, the band has exploded onto the heralded Texas music scene.

They have shared the stage with some of Country and Americana music’s biggest stars, including Pat Green, Dub Miller, Doug Moreland, Charlie Robison, Gary P. Nunn, Rodney Hayden, Blue Edmondson, Los Lonely Boys, Mike Graham, Trick Pony, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Kevin Fowler, and many more of today's top acts. They have headlined shows at many of Texas’ finest venues, including Graham Central Stations, Blaine’s Pub, Gruene Hall, and the Corona Club in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico. They have performed in Texas, New Mexico, and even south of the border in Mexico.

With their performances of dynamic self-written songs, and their energetic stage presence, John Paul Martin & Southbound 35 draws and holds a crowd --- to the delight of the club and venue operators as well as the fans. Graham Central Station General Manager Glen Starnes has recommended Southbound 35 for different local functions needing entertainment, including a private party for GE Power Systems, during the 2002 Permian Basin International Oil Show. Starnes said, "They are unique, have a lot of energy, and the crowd loves them. This band has a very good future.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Tailgate Partyin'
  2. San Antone
  3. Independence Day
  4. The Best I Ever Had
  5. Rarin' To Go
  6. Take Me Back To Texas
  7. Cry Me Some Tears
  8. Dallas Women
  9. The Tears Look Like The Rain
  10. Livin' On The Caprock


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 10, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: January 10, 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B000089G5X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,062,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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John Paul Martin and Southbound 35 are one of the up-and-coming acts in Texas Country music. Already a West Texas favorite, the band is quickly gaining popularity across the country. 'Jamaica, Texas' is a showcase featuring ten original songs written by John Paul. The band stays true to their country roots, not straying off into the pop-country that can be heard on the radio today. However, they are not afraid to rock on some tracks. In fact, the first track, 'Tailgate Parytin' is a loud, wild, 'Ain't Goin Down Till The Sun Comes Up' kind of song that pays tribute to one of the best reasons for owning a pickup. There are also slower songs on the album such as 'Best I Ever Had' and 'The Tears Look Like The Rain' both of which deal with heartache and lost love. One of my personal favorites is 'Livin on the Caprock,' which anyone who ever grew up in West Texas can relate to. 'Take Me Back to Texas' is another outstanding song. In fact, there is not one song that I skip over while listening to this CD. Often, I listen to all ten tracks, fast forward nine minutes and forty-five seconds into the last track to hear 'Drunk ABCs' and then start over at track one to go all the way through again. This CD is a must have for any true fan of country music. I also reccomend seeing the band live if you have a chance. But, be sure to get this CD.
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By A Customer on November 16, 2003
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This is an awsome CD I hightly recommend it. All of the songs on this CD are great.
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