Marty Brown (singer)

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Marty Brown
Birth name Dennis Martin Brown[1]
Born (1965-07-25) July 25, 1965 (age 51)
Origin Maceo, Kentucky, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Rhythm guitar
Years active 1991–1996, 2013–present
Labels MCA

Dennis Marty Brown (born July 25, 1965 in Maceo, Kentucky[2]) is an American country music artist. Active between 1991 and 1996, he has released four studio albums and has charted one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.


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" and Trace Adkins' "When I Stop Loving You".

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 released a new single available for download on iTunes, "Whatever Makes You Smile", which Brown says he wrote for his wife Shellie for Valentine's Day. He released another single in 2015, "Gonna Make It Fly" & has released the song that he auditioned on America's Got Talent with, "Make You Feel My Love" in 2016. His audition video has been viewed close to 8 million times. In February 2016, he returned to the stage of The Grand Ole Opry. Videos were filmed for his last three singles, as well.



Title Album details Peak chart
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1991 "High & Dry" High & Dry
"Wildest Dreams"
1992 "Every Now and Then"
1993 74 "It Must Be the Rain" 62 Wild Kentucky Skies
1994 "Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'" Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'
"You Make 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
2015 __

"Gonna Make It Fly"

2016 __ "Make You Feel My Love" __

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"
2013 "Whatever Makes You Smile"
2015 "Gonna Make It Fly"
2016 "Make You Feel My Love"


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 65. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "Marty Brown biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Marty Brown biography". Retrieved 2008-03-14.