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Journeys of Discovery: From Nashville to outer space

Texas-based country and western musician John Arthur Martinez has written more than 700 songs, and produced 13 albums including his latest, "San Antonio Woman." One of Martinez’s songs went cosmic—accompanying the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Martinez, a veteran of the TV series "Nashville Star," visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer at the Trailblazer Grill in the Highland Lakes town of Burnet, Texas.

Music segments included in this podcast: "An Early Thursday Morning," "The Ride," and "Making Good Time," used with permission of the artist.

You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast DirectoryApple Podcast, the NPR One App & Twitter: TomCWilmer. Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer. Member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Underwriting support provided by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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