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MARTY RAYBON (AND FULL CIRCLE)

  • From Tuscumbia, Alabama.
  • Former lead singer with the country band Shenandoah (1984-1997).
  • 1991, won ACM Vocal Group of the Year Award and had numerous CMA and Grammy nominations.
  • 1975, began his musical career in Florida performing in a family band called American Bluegrass Express with his brother Tim, winning the Florida State Bluegrass Championship five years in a row. Their father Buck played fiddle.
  • 1984, moved to Nashville to pursue career in country music. Formed Shenandoah the next year in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
  • Had eleven #1 hits, including “Ghost in this House,” “Next to Me, Next to You,” “I Want to Loved Like That,”
  • 1996, won Grammy for his duet with Alison Krauss “Somewhere in the Vicinity of My Heart.”
  • 1997, left Shenandoah to record with his brother Tim as the Raybon Brothers (they had a hit with “Butterfly Kisses”) and to pursue a solo career as a gospel singer and evangelist.
  • 1998, sang on Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Country album.
  • 2002, returned to his bluegrass roots with album Full Circle and formed a bluegrass band with the same name.
  • 2013, won IBMA award for Gospel Recording of the Year (for “Beulah Land”).
  • 2014, began a reunion tour with Shenandoah.

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