From press release
MONROE, Wis.—Rarely is a voice heard that is not just unforgettable, but it is also undeniable. Whether he’s singing bluegrass, country, or gospel music, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Marty Raybon’s talents are unmatched.
At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center (PAC), Raybon and his band Full Circle will present an electrifying evening of entertainment. For more than three decades, this dynamic singer continually thrills audiences with his down-to-earth, natural harmony of voice and strings, along with incredible vocals and enthusiasm.
From the very first time he was heard as lead singer of the Gold-certified group Shenandoah, Raybon was instantly recognized as a truly gifted talent. From 1985 to 1996, he led Shenandoah to 22 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including 13 No. 1 singles such as “The Church on Cumberland Road”; “Next to You, Next to Me”; and “Butterfly Kisses.” His vocal abilities have garnered numerous accolades throughout his career, including those from Gary LeVox, lead singer of the mega group Rascal Flatts, who views Marty as “the greatest singer on the planet to this day.”
Country music star Josh Turner said: “Marty gets inside a song and turns it inside out. When you listen to him sing, he makes every word sound important and makes you feel as though he is singing straight to you…he’s a great singer, a great artist and a great man.”
Joining Raybon on stage will be the members of his band, Full Circle, one of country music’s busiest bands. They include Chris Davis (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Daniel Grindstaff (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Tim Raybon (bass guitar, vocals).
Raybon’s latest venture is the release of his newest CD, At His Best. This current collection includes the singles “Daddy Phone,” a touching ballad about a father’s desire to maintain a connection with his son after a divorce, and “The Heat Is On,” which showcases both Raybon’s musical versatility and signature vocal warmth.
Raybon has appeared on all the major television networks and has been featured in numerous hit music videos. He has received awards from the Country Music Association, International Bluegrass Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for the single “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” with Alison Krauss.
While many artists have come and gone, Raybon is still around making music and has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. He has circled the globe entertaining millions along the way, sharing with his audience a voice filled with emotion and compassion that not only comes from a melody or a great lyric, but from the heart.
Reserved seat tickets for Marty Raybon and Full Circle are $35, $25, $20 and $15, and may be purchased by calling the Monroe Arts Center at (608) 325-5700, or in person at the box office,1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Additional information regarding this performance and other MAC events can be found online at www.monroeartscenter.com.
From the Feb. 23-March 1, 2011, issue