Marty Raybon

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Marty Raybon
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Marty Raybon
Background information
Born (1959-12-08) December 8, 1959 (age 54)
Origin Greenville, Alabama, USA
Genres Country, Christian country, Bluegrass
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar
Years active 1985-present
Labels Columbia, RCA, Capitol, Liberty (in Shenandoah)
Sparrow, Tri Chord, Doobieshea, Dakota Sky, Rural Rhythm
Associated acts Raybon Brothers
Shenandoah
Website MartyRaybon.com

Marty Raybon (born December 8, 1959) is an American country music artist. He is known primarily for his role as the lead singer of the band Shenandoah, a role which he held from 1985 to 1997. He recorded his first solo album, Marty Raybon, in 1995 on Sparrow Records.[1] Before leaving Shenandoah in 1997, he and his brother Tim formed a duo known as the Raybon Brothers, which had crossover success that year with the hit single "Butterfly Kisses."

The Raybon Brothers split up in 1997, and Marty Raybon resumed his career as a solo artist. A second self-titled album was released in 2000, followed by 2003's Full Circle. 2006 saw the release of When the Sand Runs Out, which included the single "Shenandoah Saturday Night", a song whose lyrics referenced the titles of Shenandoah's hit singles.[2]

Raybon took part in the Rhonda Vincent Bluegrass Cruise in 2009.[3]

Discography[edit]

For a complete discography of Shenandoah, see Shenandoah discography.

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Bluegrass
Marty Raybon
  • Release date: July 18, 1995
  • Label: Chordant Records
Marty Raybon
  • Release date: February 15, 2000
  • Label: Tri Chord Records
Full Circle
When the Sand Runs Out
  • Release date: November 21, 2006
  • Label: Aspirion Records
This, That & the Other
  • Release date: April 30, 2009
  • Label: self-released
At His Best
  • Release date: April 6, 2010
  • Label: Hi Five
Hand to the Plow
  • Release date: March 27, 2012
  • Label: Rural Rhythm
Southern Roots & Branches (Yesterday & Today)
  • Release date: April 10, 2012
  • Label: Rural Rhythm
The Back Forty[4]
  • Release date: March 26, 2013
  • Label: Rural Rhythm
14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2000 "Cracker Jack Diamond" 63 Marty Raybon (2000)
"Searching for the Missing Peace"
2003 "Summertown Road" Full Circle
"The Christmas Letter" single only
2006 "Shenandoah Saturday Night" When the Sand Runs Out
2007 "Who Are You"
2010 "Daddy Phone" At His Best
"The Heat Is On"
2011 "All in the Hands of Jesus" Hand to the Plow
"You've Got to Move" 1
2012 "I've Seen What He Can Do" 1
2013 "That Janie Baker" The Back Forty
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1994 "Sweet Beulah Land" Stan Strickland
1995 "Daddy Talks to Jesus" Greg Crutcher
2000 "Cracker Jack Diamond"[5] Mare Said
"Searching for the Missing Peace" Peter Zavadil
2003 "The Christmas Letter"
2010 "Daddy Phone" Michael Salomon
2011 "I've Seen What He Can Do"[6]
2012 "Working On A Building"[7] Mark Carman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. "Marty Raybon biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Marty Raybon Sends Highly Anticipated News (sic) Single "Shenandoah Saturday Night" to Country Radio". PR Web. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  3. ^ Strings, newsletter of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society, March 2009
  4. ^ "Marty Raybon Celebrates 40th Year with "The Back Forty"". Cybergrass. The Bluegrass Network. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Marty Raybon : Cracker Jack Diamond". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "I've Seen What He Can Do". Rural Rhythm. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Working On A Building - Trace Adkins, T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon". New Haven Records. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 

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