Founder and former lead singer of the Grammy award-winning hit group Shenandoah, Marty Raybon offers a full spectrum of vocal entertainment. His talents are unsurpassable, whether he's singing country, gospel or his personal favorite, bluegrass. He led Shenandoah to 22 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including thirteen number one singles, such as: "The Church on Cumberland Road" (1989), "Sunday in the South" (1989), "Two Dozen Roses" (1989), "Next to You, Next to Me" (1990), "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)" (1994), and "Butterfly Kisses" (1997).
Everyone who heard Marty knew he had a voice to be reckoned with, dating back to his early days in his home state of Florida, singing in his family's bluegrass band. Still, as happened to so many other bluegrass artists, the grind of part-time playing and full-time work eventually got old, and in 1984 Marty headed for Nashville. By the following year he'd scored a publishing deal and moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, joining the group that would eventually become Shenandoah.
Since then, he has enjoyed many years as en esteemed performer in Country, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass genres. He grew up in bluegrass and later earned acclaim in country music, so it should come as no surprise that the latest release from Marty Raybon and his band, Full Circle, bears the mark of both.
To date, Marty performs over 100 shows per year between the United States and Canada. In July of 2009 Raybon signed with Nashville based label, GrandVista Music. His first release since signing with GrandVista Music will be titled, At His Best, and features his current single, "Daddy Phone." The upcoming album will be released on Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
Raybon's vocal abilities have garnered numerous accolades throughout his career. Some he treasures most are from his peers in the industry. Gary LeVox, lead singer of the mega supergroup Rascal Flatts views Raybon as "The greatest singer on the planet to this day!" While esteemed music critic and scholar Robert K. Oermann says, "There are few more thrilling vocalists in America than Marty Raybon."