Over the course of this extraordinary career, Vida, and their alter-ego, The Electric Cowboys have received multiple awards in some of Tejano and Country music’s major categories. To that success the group has also added touring with the Dixie Chicks on their “Fly” Tour. The group has also shared the stage with many other country artists such as: Jo Dee Messina, Clay Walker, Toby Keith, and SHeDAISY, Restless Heart and Kevin Fowler.
Whether it is Tejano, or Country, this band has managed to capture the hearts and lives of music fans across the nation. This unpredictable group’s foundation is built upon solid dedication, hard work, team-effort that comes directly from the heart. Everyone gives 101%. These efforts are key to live performances that are a must see.
This group of entertainers includes:
Art Tigerina Lead Vocals/Sax
Jason Martinez Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards
Tim Villanueva Drums
Joel Vasquez Accordion/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Michael Molini Keyboards/Vocals
Roger Vasquez Bass/Vocals
With the release of “Vida Vivo” in 2004, the group toured in broad recognition for their unique artistry, and received a Grammy nomination for “Best Album” at the 47th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Vida’s release “Ultimo Segundo” only continued the success as hit single “Tomas Tomas” Climbed the charts.
The hard work and dedication and months of long hours working very closely with J-Beck records producer, Carl Becker VIDA their first Country album entitled: “Prisoner of the Honky Tonk”. In as little as three weeks after their release, hit single “Because I Love You”, secured the 6 position on Texas Radio 947, 4 on BNET Radio, and 4 on USA Tejano, gaining media attention from Nashville’s Music Row, CD-TEX, Italy’s finest, Planet Country. “…We are getting Reviews from all over the world. This proves once again that these boys are here for the long haul…”, Carl Becker”.
Vida is a complex, unpredictable, ball of talent and energy, And now with nine of the best selling albums in the industry they show no signs of slowing down, as demonstrated by their recent CMT Music Madness finish! These accomplishments give only a small indication of what The Electric Cowboys are capable of, and what effect they have made on the music industry. VIDA believes that, if you want something bad enough, nothing is impossible and that if you follow your dreams and desires, no matter the twists, the turns, or how long the road traveled, you will find success.