Layng Martine Jr.

Today, octogenarian Layng Martine Jr., a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose songs have been hits for Elvis, Reba, Jerry Lee, The Pointer Sisters and many others, releases his debut album, Music Man. To celebrate, Layng is sharing an in-studio video for the effervescent "Little Bit of Magic," filmed at Flora Recording and Playback.

Today, octogenarian Layng Martine Jr. is premiering his new single, "Love You Back To Georgia," at The Bluegrass Situation. The upbeat track, written in the early '70s by the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, celebrates summer, cars, and live music and the exhilaration of sharing it all with someone you love. Layng's songs have been covered by Elvis, Reba, Jerry Lee, The Pointer Sisters and many others back in his Nashville songwriting heyday.

A project years in the making, engineer/producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, Neko Case, First Aid Kit) assembled an inspired cast of musician and guests (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Laura Veirs, Bill Frisell, k.d. lang, among others) at his Portland, OR studio, Flora Recording and Playback, as a Christmas gift to his father, Nashville songwriter Layng Martine Jr.

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