Marty Brown Live in Calgary 1992

This video gem captures country singer-songwriter Marty Brown performing several songs in 1992, long before he became a fan favorite on America’s Got Talent. The show is from an appearance at Longhorn Dance Hall in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Brown sings songs such as “Don’t Worry Baby,” “My Wildest Dreams,” “Your Daddy’s Long Gone,” Hank Williams’s “Honky Tonkin’,” and “Honey I Ain’t No Fool” (one of my favorites, starting at the 13:26 mark).

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    New Video from Marty Brown: “Country Girls”

    Country singer Marty Brown has released a new video for his song “Country Girls.”  The long-time country star and America’s-Got-Talent alum co-wrote the song with Jimmy Yeary.

    To promote the new song, Brown released a new video.  In the video, Brown gets a call while fishing. Then, he must make his way to his wife and his fans along various country roads.

    “Country Girls” is another solid country hit from the writer of the wonderful “Whatever Makes You Smile.” Check out “Country Girls.”

    For more information, check out Marty Brown’s website.

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    Frank Black & Marty Brown: “Dirty Old Town”

    On Frank Black’s 2006 Nashville album Fast Man Raider Man, a hidden gem features singer-songwriter Marty Brown joining Black on Ewan MacColl‘s classic “Dirty Old Town.” The duet combines two singers known for different types of music.  But the rock sound of the former front man of the Pixies blends well with the Kentucky twang of Marty Brown on the English song.

    MacColl originally wrote “Dirty Old Town” for a 1949 play Landscape with Chimneys. Yet, the song about Salford, Greater Manchester, England, has become something of a standard in its own right. In addition to MacColl’s own recording, the song has been covered by such folks as the Dubliners, the Pogues, Rod Stewart, and Townes Van Zandt.

    The gritty recording of “Dirty Old Town” by Frank Black and Marty Brown makes me wish they had done more work together.  Brown contributed in other ways to Black’s album Fast Man Raider Man, where Brown also played bass and provided backing vocals. They could have named their band “Black & Brown.”

    Frank Black, who also plays under the name Black Francis and with the group Frank Black and the Catholics, continues to make music. Marty Brown, who made a comeback on America’s Got Talent, recently recorded Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” and performed at the Grand Ole Opry.

    Ewan MacColl, the folk singer and songwriter behind “Dirty Old Town,” wrote a number of songs including “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face.” He passed away in October 1989.  But the song about his dirty old home town lives on.

    What is your favorite version of “Dirty Old Town”? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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    Marty Brown Profiled on Episode of “Kentucky Life”

    Singer-songwriter Marty Brown was recently profiled on “Kentucky Life” on television channel KET. In the video profile, Brown discusses what inspires his music while his wife Shellie Brown discusses his groundbreaking performance on America’s Got Talent.

    As noted earlier on this blog, Marty Brown, who initially found some success in the early 1990s, recently released his version of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love,” the song that launched his recent comeback starting on America’s Got Talent. Below is the new KET segment about the Kentucky native country singer, which also includes clips of him singing “The King of Music Row” in the studio. Check it out.

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    Marty Brown Releases “Make You Feel My Love”

    Country singer-songwriter Marty Brown launched a major comeback on America’s Got Talent when he stood on the stage and sang Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.” Now, Brown has made an official recording of the song, which is available for download starting February 5.

    The new single was produced in Nashville by Keith Stegall. As we have previously noted on Chimesfreedom, “Make You Feel My Love” is one of Dylan’s great late-career classics, and Brown reminds us of that with his wonderful rendition of the song. His performance of the song on America’s Got Talent continues to win new fans for the singer, who had his first taste of success in the early 1990s. So, it is fitting that he is now releasing an official version of his cover of the Dylan classic.

    To help promote the release of “Make You Feel My Love,” Brown created a short video announcing the release and playing us a sample. Check it out.

    To celebrate the release of “Make You Feel My Love,” Brown’s Facebook page contains a special event page, and there is a Google+ link too. Learn more about upcoming shows on Marty Brown’s website.

    April 2016 Update: Below is the official Marty Brown video for “Make You Feel My Love.” That’s Brown’s real-life wife joining him in the diner.

    Leave your two cents in the comments.

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