The husband-and-wife country duo, Martina and Joe Costa, known as Terra Bella, have released their highly-anticipated new album ‘There’s A Country Song.’ As Indie artists know this is not always an easy accomplishment, but their journey of hard work, determination and persistence has paid off for this talented pair.
Listed as “One To Watch” by Billboard earlier this year, the authenticity of Terra Bella’s Central California roots, communicative storytelling and beautiful harmonies are more prevalent than ever on their first full-length project. The entire project was self-recorded by Terra Bella’s male counterpart, Joe Costa, from the comfort of their home studio. Joe also shares production credit with lead guitarist Johnny Garcia (Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood).
Both Joe and Martina’s roots remain deeply planted in Central California, where they immersed themselves in agriculture. For years Terra Bella toured up and down the West Coast playing clubs and rodeos as well as opening for national acts such as Lee Brice, Gary Allan, Montgomery Gentry, Thomas Rhett and more. In August of 2013, the pair decided to move 2,200 miles across the nation to “Music City, USA”.
The pair immediately committed to their purpose and was soon a regular member of the songwriting community. Terra Bella 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, their 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’.”
‘There’s A Country Song’ has deservedly received praise from the music industry. Catch a few of these accolades:
“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.”
— Chuck Dauphin, Billboard
“Terra Bella’s new album is so refreshing. They take me back to growing up in the early ’90s sitting on my grandmother’s front porch, listening to great storytelling songs… pure, raw, emotion. An excellent album from top to bottom; you’ll never have to hit the ‘next’ button.”
— Chris Ladd, Home Page Media Group
I love different, I love genuine, and I love artists who never give up no matter the odds. Their music has pulled me in and I appreciate every sound they have put forth. Do not hesitate to purchase ‘There’s A Country Song,’ on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital retailers. You will find it’s a win/win. And while you are at it, stop by their website to keep up with the journey.
(Photography Credit: Kirsten Balani)
‘There’s A Country Song’ Track Listing:
Middle Of Nowhere USA (Joe Costa, Dustin Huff)
Wild One (Joe Costa, Lisa Daye)
Get Lost (Joe Costa, Martina Costa, Tyler King)
Before You (Joe Costa, Rob Williford)
There’s A Country Song (Joe Costa, Lisa Daye, Dustin Huff)
Love Thing (Joe Costa, Martina Costa, Marv Green)
Honky Tonk Saturday Night ( Joe Costa, Lisa Daye)
Good News (Joe Costa, Lisa Daye, Curt Collins, David Reuter)