Grammy Award Winning Marty Raybon To Headline Northview Music Festival

February 5, 2010


A man that achieved legendary status in country music — 13 number one singles, 22 songs on the charts, a Grammy Award, and a CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophy — will headline an April concert in Bratt.

The Northview FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund and will present the Northview FFA Bluegrass Festival featuring Marty Raybon on Saturday, April 3. Marty Raybon and a host of other area groups will perform two shows in the Northview High School Theater.

Marty Raybon is perhaps best known as the former lead singer of the country mega-group Shenandoah from 1985-1996. . He led Shenandoah to 22 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including thirteen number one singles, such as: “The Church on Cumberland Road” (1989), “Sunday in the South” (1989), “Two Dozen Roses” (1989), “Next to You, Next to Me” (1990) and “Butterfly Kisses” (1997). At the top of the charts, Raybon became known for his bluegrass and gospel-influenced semi-traditional country sound.

martyfront.jpgRaybon offers a full spectrum of vocal entertainment. His talents are unmatched, whether he’s singing country, gospel or his personal favorite, bluegrass. He has become one of country music’s busiest artists, performing over 100 shows per year between the United States and Canada.

He grew up in bluegrass and later earned acclaim in country music, so it should come as no surprise that the latest release from Marty Raybon and his band, Full Circle, bears the mark of both.

“I love bluegrass,” Raybon says with a passion, “and I love to see young people love it. I was younger than a lot of them are when I started playing, and I’d sit in school and try to draw Bill Monroe’s mandolin peghead. That’s how into it I was then–and I still am. When we go out there and see young people at our show, it makes us feel really good, and all we want to do, whether it’s at a show or on this album, is entertain them and let them feel good.”

All proceeds from the  Northview FFA Bluegrass Festival will benefit the Northview FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund..


14 Responses to “Grammy Award Winning Marty Raybon To Headline Northview Music Festival”

  1. Donna on February 9th, 2010 6:50 pm

    Can’t wait .I go to see him every chance I get. Will see him this weekend at Mt. Shadow Church in Ga. He is the nicest person you will ever meet.

  2. William on February 5th, 2010 3:23 pm

    “bill, big b little ill” wrote:

    > William, did you have anything to do with Marty Raybon concert coming here?

    No….it was the Northview FFA Alumni. is just involved with the promotion.

  3. bill, big b little ill on February 5th, 2010 3:20 pm

    William, did you have anything to do with Marty Raybon concert coming here?

    If so thanks, Marty’s really great.

  4. robert on February 5th, 2010 1:47 pm


  5. William on February 5th, 2010 1:39 pm

    Ticket prices will be announced Wednesday

  6. robert on February 5th, 2010 1:37 pm

    Does anyone know what the tickets are going to cost?

  7. Angi on February 5th, 2010 1:31 pm

    That’s excellent news, I also remember the group Shenandoah… I have been wondering who it was coming, glad to finally know… Thanks William.

  8. bill on February 5th, 2010 12:21 pm

    Oh no somebody called Bill has used my name. For the love of corn bread and cabbage, i aint no rock and roll buff.

    this bill changing my name to ….big b, little ill

  9. Janice Parker on February 5th, 2010 12:17 pm

    The first time I saw Marty Rabon was at a Bluegrass festival at Nichols Lake south of Milton , Fl. He, his father and brother had a bluegrass group. Had to be in the late 70’s or early 80’s. I think they’re from down in Fl. somewhere. Enjoyed his talent way back then. Have a lot of his music downloaded from limewire. This is good news. Janice Parker

  10. homebody on February 5th, 2010 12:15 pm

    never would have guessed…sounds like a good show!!!!

  11. WooHoo on February 5th, 2010 12:04 pm

    Woohoo y’all. We gonna do some pickin’ at Northview. Count me in.

  12. Finger hurts on February 5th, 2010 12:03 pm

    Now I can stop pushing reload. Glad to know who it is. I thought I would have the first comment though. Sounds like good show

  13. Bill on February 5th, 2010 12:02 pm

    A little disappointed it’s not an old rocker or that Alabama dude. But this is BIG for Bratt!

  14. Mom on February 5th, 2010 12:01 pm

    Oh wow! I remember him with Shenandoah back when. Can’t wait! Bluegrass is becoming more and more cool.