Marty Martin, born and raised in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, has always had a love for God’s people and gospel music. Being the baby of the family and having four older siblings who all had a gift for music, Marty was destined to follow suit. While becoming a band student and mastering the saxophone, Marty thought that was all there was to music. However, at the early age of 12 years old, he discovered his voice and knew he had a gift to sing. He began singing in his church youth choir soon to become a lead singer with a powerful voice. His love for gospel music began to flourish and he continued to polish his gift of singing.
Growing up in the local church, Marty Martin wanted to develop his gifts. At the tender age of 18, Marty Martin graduated high school and was awarded a full music scholarship to the University of Memphis. It was during this time he joined the University gospel choir and met a young man by the name of O’Landa Draper. Min. O’Landa Draper was a national recording artist who commanded his own choir, The Associates, that was like no other; known for his electrifying directing and the choirs unique sound and style. Marty Martin decided to audition for O’Landa Draper’s Associates and he made it!