Posted on 2/2/14


CENTRAL CITY (10/21/13) — Central City was treated to a free concert Saturday night.

The "bring your own lawn chair" night at the Clarence and Brenda Brewer Stage that faces Broad Street was kicked off, appropriately enough, with The Boys of Broad.

While the Boys of Broad got the crowd to their feet, News had a chance to talk with the headliner of the night, Marty Brown. Brown's life has been quite a ride since his breakthrough hit, "I'm From the Country and I Like it That Way", recorded by Tracy Byrd.

"Thanks to 'America's Got Talent' I have had somewhat of a rebirth, It really put me back out there, as far as almost a rebirth of my career." Brown said.

Making it to the semi-finals of the highly rated show has given Brown much wider audience. He says he will always value the words of wisdom the judges on the hit show gave him.

"They are all pros, and each one gave me good advice. They said 'Stay focused and go with what you know.' I took that to heart, and it's just been an amazing year." Brown said.

"Howard Stern even asked me for one of my cowboy hats,” said Brown. “I knew things were going my way the day after my San Antonio appearance on the show. I got up early to get my wife some coffee from McDonald's, and all these big old guys working construction saw me on the street. They got down off the scaffolding and came up and said, 'Man, your song just about made me cry.' That's when I knew things were going to happen for me again. To be able to touch the hearts of these hard working men, was a great feeling for me."

Brown said a new song he has written, "Whatever Makes You Smile," will be cut No. 1 on Trace Atkins' new album, "Love Will."

"This weekend I'll be back home, on stage at the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro,” said Brown. “Then I'm off to Connecticut and back down to Seymour, Ind. I thank God and my wife for this rebirth." Brown said as he grabbed his guitar and took to the stage.

Keep up with Marty Brown on line at

charlie3 400

charlie2 400

SurfKY News
Paul McRee your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 10022

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8766

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7624

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4640

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3276

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15840

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14478

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 26, 2015 2483

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 2367

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 2213

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1618

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 1115

First United Bancorp Set to Purchase Town &…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 903

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 853

Hooked on Science - Pinecone Hygrometer

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 801

Farm City Breakfast Recognizes Importance of…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 664

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News