Brown signs new deal
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
– Country traditionalist Marty Brown will be back with a new disc this year.
Brown announced on Wednesday that he signed with Plowboy Records with a single dropping in February.
Brown, 53, has released four albums. He put out on MCA Records 1991's "High and Dry," 1993's "Wild Kentucky Skies" and 1994's "Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'." He received critical acclaim, but only had one single make the charts, "It Must Be the Rain," which hit 74.
He released another album, "Here's to the Honky Tonks" in 1996 on the now defunct HighTone Records label.
Brown, a Kentucky native, was a contestant on season eight of America's Got Talent and reached the semi-final rounds. He later signed with Dreamlined Entertainment and released a single in 2016.
CD reviews for Marty Brown
Buckle up for a rollicking, joyful, adventuresome ride as Marty Brown drives flat-out down the straightaways and hugs tight the curves of the "American Highway." It's great to have Brown, who's written hits for Trace Adkins ("It Ain't Me If It Ain't You") and Tracy Byrd ("I'm From the Country"), back behind the wheel after a nearly 23-year break. With a sure hand, he steers us through boogie-woogie, blues and flat out country. »»»
Here's to the Honky Tonks
After three commercially unsuccessful albums on MCA, Marty Brown now releases his debut on the independent label Hightone, and ironically, it's his most commercial disc yet.
The instrumental tracks sound like those on the radio today - a bit less rock perhaps, but passable as "new country" nonetheless. What distinguishes Brown is his unabashedly country voice,making his records a breath of fresh air while ensuring that they will never be radio hits. That's not to say that he doesn't have any »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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