Kentucky born and bred, Martin made a name for himself during his five years of playing guitar and singing lead vocals with the country/pop super group Exile (7)
. After a successful run of hits, Exile stopped touring in the mid 90s, lending Martin time to focus on some of his other passions-writing, producing and engineering in his recording studio. Being a multi-instrumentalist, he enjoyed several tours on the road, playing both steel for the legendary The Oak Ridge Boys
, bass for Steve Wariner, and even sang as one of the Oak Ridge Boys prior to William Lee Golden's return to the lineup in the mid 90s.
Martin delved into writing and recording a wide range of projects, including composing national & regional commercial jingles, writing/producing music libraries and instrumentals that have been featured in national and international television spots and programs, recording album projects for acclaimed major-label and independent recording artists, and singing and playing on numerous recordings from country, rock, pop, bluegrass, gospel and more.
Martin is currently a member of Marty Stuart's band.