Layng Martine, Jr.
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Layng Martine, Jr. is a country music songwriter. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, he was the writer of "Rub It In", a number one country hit for Billy "Crash" Craddock in 1974, which became the long-running TV commercial "Plug It In" for Johnson & Johnson's Glade Plug-ins air freshening product. This song was previously a No. 65 single on the Billboard Hot 100 for Martine himself in 1971, whose version was released on Barnaby Records. Some of Martine's other writing credits include Elvis Presley's million seller "Way Down", The Pointer Sisters' Top Ten "Should I Do It" and Trisha Yearwood's "I Wanna Go Too Far". He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Country Song, for co-writing Reba McEntire's "The Greatest Man I Never Knew".
Martine authored an article for the New York Times Modern Love column about his continued love story with his wife Linda after she became a paraplegic after a car accident. The couple has three sons, one of whom is musician and producer Tucker Martine.
- "Don't Boogie Woogie When You Say Your Prayers Tonight" - Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Stevens, Eddy Mitchell
- "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" - Ray Stevens
- "The Greatest Man I Never Knew" - Reba McEntire
- "I Don't Want to Be a One Night Stand" - Reba McEntire
- "I Wanna Go Too Far" - Trisha Yearwood
- "I Was Blown Away" - Pam Tillis
- "Let Me On" - Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins
- "Maybe She's Human" - Kathy Mattea
- "Rub It In" - Billy "Crash" Craddock
- "Should I Do It" - The Pointer Sisters
- "Too Fast for Rapid City" - Sheila Andrews
- "You Got The Job" - Charly McClain
- "Way Down" - Elvis Presley,
- "Chart listing for "Rub It In"". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-02-13.[dead link]
- Modern Love: In a Charmed Life, a Road Less Traveled NY Times, March 8, 2009
- NPR All Songs Considered: Gues DJ Tucker Martine, October 5, 2009
- Layng Martine, Jr. - At-Large Representative on Nashville Songwriters Association International website.