Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and artful rather than loud and histrionic.” From European concert halls to intimate venues at home in Nashville, fans have come to know Carolyn as a vocalist with a unique sense of musical style, a charismatic stage presence and a voice that exudes passion and experience – the soulful elegance that is the very essence of music.
Carolyn is a Texas born, Nashville based swing singer and member of the Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame. She was the recipient of the Academy of Western Artists’ Will Rogers award as the Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year in 2008, 2010, and 2014. The Western Music Association named Carolyn’s “Cookin’ With Carolyn” CD the Western Swing Album of the Year . Carolyn’s “Tennessee Local” CD topped the Western Swing charts for 6 months and was in the Top 10 Western Swing Albums for more than a year after its release. Carolyn’s composition “Swing On” (from “Tennessee Local””, was named by the Swingin’ West radio show as 2013’s Western Swing Song of the Year. In addition to these awards, the Cowtown Society of Western Swing has named Carolyn a “Hero of Western Swing” and the Northwest Western Swing Music Society inducts Carolyn into their Hall Of Fame in 2014. Her recent appearance on Larry’s Country Diner (on the RFD network) has allowed Carolyn to introduce western swing to a large group of country music fans who weren’t familiar with the genre.
Carolyn’s latest CD, “A Platter Of Brownies: The Music of Milton Brown” pays homage to the Father of Western Swing, Milton Brown. Brown, along with his band the Musical Brownies, was a seminal figure in the development of what we now know as western swing.