Born December 8, 1959, in Greenville, AL, country singer Marty Raybon was bread and buttered in Jacksonville, FL, where he still lives. He had a successful run with Shenandoah, a popular country band that recorded a string of albums and singles from 1989 to 1996. The band scored some hot country singles including "Butterfly Kisses," "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)," "I Want To Be Loved Like That," and "Two Dozen Roses"; they disbanded in 1997 leaving Raybon free to pursue other projects.
Raybon caught the show business bug after appearing on a talent show when he was eight years old. The aspiration intensified after hearing a Mel Street song over the radio when he was 15; and by 20, he focused on pursuing his calling, and performed with different club bands before Shenandoah. After Shenandoah, Raybon cut a gospel CD, Marty Raybon , on Sparrow Records, in 1995. In 1997, The Raybon Brothers, a duet with his brother, spiced his resumé. Tri-Chord Records revved up his career by releasing Marty Raybon , a crafty production that should build on his well-laid foundation. ~ Andrew Hamilton