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Bobby Martinez of The Hometown Boys critically injured in auto accident

Bobby Martinez of The Hometown Boys was critically injured in an auto accident on Wednesday (March 6).

Bobby Martinez | Photo: Thomas Vasquez / Tommy Gunz Photography

Bobby Martinez of legendary Conjunto band The Hometown Boys was critically injured in an auto accident on Wednesday (March 6).

Tejano Wild West, a music venue in Amarillo, Texas, released a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying the scheduled Hometown Boys live performance for Friday, March 8 was canceled.

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The statement said Martinez, who is a founding member and bass player of The Hometown Boys, was involved in an accident that caused his vehicle to roll over.

“As of 1:15 p.m., Bobby was hospitalized in critical care pending emergency testing to find the severity of injuries sustained,” said the statement. “As of this release, no other information is available.”

The Hometown Boys released a statement via Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, “At this time We’d like to ask all of our friends, family and most of all fans to keep our bass player and manager Bobby Martinez in your prayers. As he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday afternoon. He is in critical condition at this moment. We do ask on behalf of The Familia Martinez and Hometown Boys to respect their privacy at this time. There will be further details and updates at a later date.”

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One of the most celebrated groups of their era, The Hometown Boys started out as a family band many years ago and went on to become one of the most popular conjunto acts in the Southwest. The Grammy award winners have been known for songs like, “Mi Ranchito”, “Somos Dos Gatos”, “El Pintor”, and many more great songs. They were the first Hispanics to be inducted into the “Buddy Holly Walk of Fame” in Lubbock, Texas, alongside Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, and other Texas legends.

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