Layng Martine Jr.


In this podcast episode, acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Layng Martine Jr. joins Rhett to talk about the process behind his latest album “Music Man”,  a long-time dream project instigated by his son Tucker Martine, who is a producer. Layng and Rhett discuss the incredible lineup of musicians who participated in the making of the record and Layng shares stories behind the songs, which cover a 50-year period of his career. Layng dives into his songwriting process, explains how his life has changed as he’s gotten older, and the two talk about  the importance of not turning your back on your art.


Layng Martine’s songwriting prowess is exemplified by his impressive catalog of hits, which have been recorded by some of the biggest names in the business. From country legends like Elvis Presley, George Strait, and Reba McEntire to pop icons such as Bette Midler and Kenny Rogers, his songs have touched the hearts of millions worldwide.


Listen to music from Layng’s new album here.

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Wheels Off is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and produced by Rhett Miller. Co-produced by Kirsten Cluthe in partnership with Nick Ruffini. Editing by Matt Dwyer. Music by OLD 97’s. Episode artwork by Katherine Boils and Mark Dowd. Show logo by Tim Skirven.


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