We are huge "America's Got Talent" fans in my household, hardly ever missing an episode. This season one of mine and my husband's favorite contestants is every-man country singer Marty Brown. Usually I expect contestants on the show to be undiscovered talents, but I guess that's not always the case.
I came across a story earlier (although I can't find the story now) that mentioned Marty and his albums from the 90s. Really? I went digging and sure enough, Marty released three albums in the 90s through MCA. Heck, he even has a page on CMT and released some new music this year that he recorded back a few years ago.
From Marty's Wikipedia page:
Dennis Marty Brown (born July 25, 1965 in Maceo, Kentucky) 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, none of them produced any major hits. 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" and Perfect Stranger's "The Hits". He performed on America's Got Talent on June 4th 2013, when he sang a song originally written by Bob Dylan, called Make You Feel My Love.
Not sure how I missed the news that Marty was already a discovered talent since Country Weekly ran a story about him back at the beginning of June, but I did.
I haven't decided yet if knowing Marty already had a chance at fame years ago changes how I feel about him or not.
Oh heck, who am I kidding? I still think he's great. Hope he gets a second shot at fame thanks to his current appearances on T.V.
Here's Marty on his first appearance on "America's Got Talent" when the world was reintroduced to him.