Marty Brown (singer)

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Marty Brown
Birth nameDennis Martin Brown[1]
Born (1965-07-25) July 25, 1965 (age 56)
OriginMaceo, Kentucky, United States
rhythm guitar
Years active1991–1996, 2013–present
Plowboy Records

Dennis Marty Brown (born July 25, 1965) is an American country music artist. Active between 1991 and 1996, he has released six studio albums and has charted one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Marty Brown and his wife, Shellie, currently reside in Simpson County, Franklin, Kentucky, since July 2004.


Brown's first recording contract was with MCA Records in 1991. While on that label, he recorded three studio albums: 1991's High and Dry, 1993's Wild Kentucky Skies, and 1994's Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'. Although all three of these albums received critical acclaim for his neotraditionalist country style and solid songwriting,[2][3] none of them produced any major hits.[2] His fourth studio album, Here's to the Honky Tonks, was released in 1996 on HighTone Records. He also co-wrote Tracy Byrd's "I'm from the Country", Perfect Stranger's "The Hits", Trace Adkins' "When I Stop Loving You", Brooks & Dunn' "It Ain't Me If It Ain't You", and William Michael Morgan' "I Pulled a Hank".

Brown was a contestant on season eight of America's Got Talent and advanced as far as the semi-final rounds. After competing on America's Got Talent, he signed a record deal with Independent Label, Dreamlined Entertainment. His new single, Make You Feel My Love, was available for download on February 5, 2016. Brown is currently signed to Plowboy Records in Nashville. Brown released his first studio album in 25 years, American Highway on May 17, 2019. Marty Brown's music career is currently on display at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.



Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US Heat
High & Dry 44 17
Wild Kentucky Skies
  • Release date: March 16, 1993
  • Label: MCA Records
Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'
  • Release date: April 26, 1994
  • Label: MCA Records
Here's to the Honky Tonks
Country Strong
  • Release date: 2013
  • Label: self-released
American Highway
  • Release date: May 17, 2019
  • Label: Plowboy Records


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1991 "High & Dry"[4] High & Dry
"Every Now and Then"[4]
1993 "It Must Be the Rain" 74 62 Wild Kentucky Skies
"I Don't Want to See You Again"
1994 "Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'" Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'
"You Must Be Mistakin' Me"
1996 "You Can't Wrap Your Arms Around a Memory" Here's to the Honky Tonks
2013 "Whatever Makes You Smile" Country Strong
2016 "Make You Feel My Love" single only
2019 "Umbrella Lovers" American Highway
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1991 "High & Dry" John Lloyd Miller
"Wildest Dreams" Marc Ball
1992 "Every Now and Then" John Lloyd Miller
1993 "It Must Be the Rain"
1994 "Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'"
"You Must Be Mistakin' Me"
1996 "You Can't Wrap Your Arms Around a Memory"
2012 "Put Your Love Right Here"
2013 "Whatever Makes You Smile"
2014 "God's Dance Floor"
2015 "Gonna Make It Fly"
2019 "Umbrella Lovers"


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 65. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Marty Brown biography". Allmusic. Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "Marty Brown biography". Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Debbie Holley (June 1, 1991). "Guitar In Hand, Marty Brown Hits Wal-Mart Circuit" (PDF). Billboard: 32A.