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Sounds of the South

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Born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Blytheville, Akansas, Marty has a true love and passion for the south. He came from a supportive family, for the most part. Being from a family of musicians, preachers, singers, and songwriters, it was definitely in his blood from birth. He started writing songs when he was twelve years old and from the first song he knew that songwriting was his destiny– whether he got paid for it or not. “I won’t allow anyone to put me in a box creatively, especially a record label.” Growing up with Gospel, R&B, Country, and Blues as his musical guidance, he has been blessed with a unique style of singing and songwriting that stretches the boundaries of cultures. Marty is a Christian, Country, Blues, Rock, Pop, and whatever else he writes at the time, kind of artist. He has released several songs in his career– some successful, some not. Even when certain people hear his songs and dislike them, he still feels like every song he writes is a platinum, number one, chart worthy song. He has found love and support from fans all around the world for his music, “I love everybody, whether they like my music or not but, when they like it, I consider that a true blessing from Jesus.”

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Here is just an example of the amazing talent that is Marty Ray. Enjoy.


Marty Ray Mashup CDover-“One Day/No Woman No Cry.”.