DENVER, COLORADO—On the back of a bull or at the front of a stage, Pete Martinez is no stranger to the rodeo scene. The native Wyoming country music recording artist will stay true to form when he closes out the year with performances at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas and the World Championship Ranch Rodeo (WRCA) in Amarillo, Texas in November, and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December. He will be the featured performer throughout the WRCA event, and will headline the PRCA Stock Contractors Luncheon and perform in a series of special appearances from the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco stage at the NFR. The PBR World Finals will be held November 3-4 in Las Vegas, NV. The WRCA will be held November 8-12 in Amarillo, TX. And the Wrangler NFR will be held December 8-10 in Las Vegas, NV.
A native of Casper, Wyoming, Martinez credits the values and traditions of his musical and agricultural upbringing in the Rocky Mountains, and later experience as a rodeo bull rider, as the foundation for his music today.
Martinez has become a recognizable name on the rodeo music circuit and is gaining a broader recognition in the Country Music industry. Earlier this year, he headlined the opening ceremonies of the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) and was honored to award a custom Pete Martinez Fender guitar to the Best All-Around Cowboy and Cowgirl at the conclusion of the event. This was a repeat performance for Martinez, who was chosen to headline the event in 2005 with a special tribute to Chris LeDoux, a fellow Wyoming rodeo cowboy and country music performer who died in March 2005.
Pete Martinez performs regularly throughout the Rocky Mountains and around the country and is currently planning his Coming Home Wyoming Tour for Spring 2007 (check website for updates). In June, Martinez released his second Nashville-recorded studio album I Would For You. His first studio album, Changes was released in 2002.