Brad Martin

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Brad Martin
Born (1973-05-03) May 3, 1973 (age 45)
OriginGreenfield, Ohio, US
Years active2002–present
Associated actsMartin Ramey

Brad Martin (born May 3, 1973 in Greenfield, Ohio) is an American country music artist. He made his debut on the American country music scene in 2002 with the release of his debut album Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel, which produced the number 15 single "Before I Knew Better".


Martin was taught to play the guitar at an early age. He later gained an interest in songwriting, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in his early 20s.[1] He performed daily in a nightclub, and was eventually spotted by Joe Carter, an artist manager who had previously worked with Tracy Byrd.[2] Carter saw potential in the young artist and he was soon signed to Sony Epic Record Label.[2]

Martin was signed to Epic Records in 2000. His debut single, "Before I Knew Better", was released in 2002, the first single from his debut album Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel.[1][2] The album received a favorable review from for its neotraditionalist sound.[3] In addition, "Before I Knew Better" won an award from BMI for being among the fifty most played country songs of 2003.[4] However, the second single from Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel, "Rub Me The Right Way", failed to make Top 40, as did "Just Like Love". A non-album single, "One of Those Days", followed in 2003 before Martin exited Epic's roster. He remained inactive in country music until joining songwriter John Ramey to found the duo Martin Ramey in 2008. Martin Ramey signed to Curb Records that year.[5]



Title Album details Peak chart
US Country US Heat
Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel 34 32


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US Bubbling
2002 "Before I Knew Better" 15 8 Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel
"Rub Me the Right Way" 51
"Just Like Love"
2003 "One of Those Days" 50 Single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2002 "Before I Knew Better" Shaun Silva


  1. ^ a b allmusic ((( Brad Martin > Biography )))
  2. ^ a b c Brad Martin Bio
  3. ^ CD Review : Wings of a Honky-Tonk Angel - Brad Martin - By Jennifer Webb
  4. ^ : 2003 BMI Award Winners
  5. ^ "Martin Ramey". Sound Click. Retrieved 2009-06-06.