I saw Marty Brown pop up on my screen on the debut episode of America's Got Talent. I said "I've met him." Now the truth is, when I met him in the early 90's, I kinda thought he was one of the nicest, most humble and honest to goodness talented singers that ever came through the radio station looking for a shred of publicity. I remember that his manager called us to say "can he come by." That was unusual in small market radio ...and its the kind of thing that SHOULD work if the world was perfect. But his country stardom never came ...so now we find him on America's Got Talent.
I will root for him ...and he did a great job on Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Garth Brook's song "Make You Feel My Love."
BUT ....wait ..let me make this a very big BUT
I just kinda think that if you have a country record contract where you released not one, not two, but THREE albums ...and not on a minor label, but on MCA in their heyday, you probably shouldn't be allowed on Americas Got Talent and being portrayed as a "new discovery." He had a chance...in fact a big chance ...and for whatever reason, it didn't work out. It's hard for me to stomach his lovely wife on their saying "It's time America heard you." They did already.
Having said that
I will root for him ...cause he is a nice guy with a great voice and a sincere delivery