Throughout his epic journey, spanning nearly three decades, Marty has produced a remarkable list of career accomplishments including; multiple number one singles, top selling albums, CMA, ACM, IBMA, and Grammy Awards, along with scores of other accolades. Collectively, his contributions to the recording industry have sold well into the millions and he has performed literally thousands of live concerts at four corners of the earth.
Among his contemporaries, he is considered to possess one the purest natural country voices in the business. Gary LeVox, lead vocalist of Rascal Flatts, refers to Marty Raybon as “The greatest singer on the planet to this day!” Country music star, Josh Turner says, “Marty is one of the best soul singers in music. He gets inside a song and turns it inside out. When you listen to him sing, he makes every word sound important and makes you feel as though he is singing straight to you. I love everything he’s done. He’s a great singer, a great artist, and a great man.” Grammy Award-winning Christian artist, Jason Crabb says that Marty has “one of the greatest voices to ever sing, with a tear in his voice that will just melt you.”
Marty Raybon was born Dec. 8, 1959, in Sanford, Florida, but was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He started in show business at age eight when he appeared on a local talent show. His musical aspirations blossomed after hearing a Mel Street song on the radio when he was fifteen. By age 20, he was focused on pursuing his calling, performing with various club bands before joining the country group Shenandoah. The band’s Number One-hit singles included “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South,” “Two Dozen Roses,” “Next to You, Next to Me” and “If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too).” In 1997, the award-winning group disbanded, and Raybon pursued other projects.
In 1995, he released a self-titled gospel CD on Sparrow Records. In 1997, he teamed with his brother Tim to record an album, which featured the Grammy
-winning song, “Butterfly Kisses.” In 2000, Tri-Chord Records released a self-titled country album. In 2003, he released Full Circle
on Doobie Shea Records. In 2006, Raybon returned with two releases - a bluegrass album titled The Grass I Grew Up On
and a country album titled When the Sand Runs Out
. He now lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.