1990s Country Star Marty Brown Resurfaces On 'America's Got Talent'
After that, though, Brown seemed to disappear from the music scene. Fans of his honest honky-tonk style were left wondering if he'd simply given up on music.
Last week, the Kentucky native reappeared, seemingly out of nowhere, during an audition for the TV reality show America's Got Talent. And he blew the audienceand all four judgesaway.
Now 47 years old but still sporting a cowboy hat, thick Kentucky accent, and friendly demeanor, Brown performed not one of his (many) originals but a cover of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love," a song that's been covered by, among others, Billy Joel, Adele, and Garth Brooks (watch Marty's full performance of the song).
According to an interview that aired during his appearance on the show, Brown didn't know he was even auditioninghis wife set it up and kept it a secret. "I tricked him," his wife Shellie admitted.
The America's Got Talent appearance has brought Brown more attention for his music than he's received in well over a decade. Check out video of his performance and read more here.
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