Austin Martin is a name to be remembered. His compelling textured tenor and soaring vocal styles will be a breath of hot, fresh air on any music lover’s speakers. He sails through country melodies with a touch of hip hop attitude to achieve his signature sound. Coming from an unlikely place, with unlikely influences, he’s not your typical Montana rancher, though he was born and raised on a ranch just outside of Billings, Montana. Austin attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan and went on to break the top 35 out of 100,000 competitors on the Oxygen Network’s, The Glee Project. Shortly after, he made it to the executive producer round of American Idol, a place most aspiring singers can only dream of. Citing influences as diverse as Michael Jackson, Jon Pardi, John Mayer, and Chris Brown as well as late great country stars such as Willie Nelson and Chris Ledoux, he is one of the few artists on the rise who approaches country music with a complex yet relatable vision. His signature style, the classics, country roots, and a mix of modern hip hop, bring out a fresh approach to a hybridized sound, branding his own style of modern music with a fresh from the fire branding iron. As a confident and outgoing performer he has charmed audiences from New York to L.A., whether with a full band or armed only with an acoustic guitar and a microphone. With an eager, disciplined work ethic and a cool, confident attitude, you can expect to see him on a stage near you.