Marty Brown was born in Maceo, Kentucky. He started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of twelve, and he started entering local talent shows at sixteen. Throughout his teens he worked in the tobacco fields of Kentucky often playing his guitar during lunch hours under the shade of a nearby tree.
Eventually Marty made his way to Nashville, Tennessee and met with legendary record producer Tony Brown who signed him to a record deal at MCA Records. Marty, together, with Tony, made three albums for MCA and one album for Hightone Records. He has had eight (8) videos in rotation on CMT and has appeared many times on “THE GRAND OLE OPRY STAGE” over the next ten (10) years performing… Wild Kentucky Skies, In My Wildest Dreams, High and Dry, and Every Now and Then.
He toured with acts such as Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Jr. and many, many more. After his recording years, he started writing hit songs for artists like the heart-felt and groovy, “I’m From the Country and I Like It That Way” for Tracy Byrd, an album cut for Trace Adkins, “When I Stop Loving You”, Brooks and Dunn’s, “It Ain’t Me if It Ain’t You”, and William Michael Morgan’s, “I Pulled a Hank Last Night.”
His wife, Shellie, surprised him with an audition on reality tv show, America’s Got Talent, Season 8, in 2013. His touching rendition of Bob Dylan’s, “Make You Feel My Love” reached 12 million viewers on NBC and another 12 million viewers online.
Marty’s new album for Plowboy Records, American Highway, once again establishes him as the quintessential All-American Singer/Songwriter. Much-awaited by his fans world-wide, this is his first studio album in 25 years with the album release date scheduled for May 17, 2019.