I Want TO Go Too Far by Layng MartineSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/back-story-song/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Should I Do it by Layng MartineSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/back-story-song/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Valentine's Day Special - Two Great SongwritersIt was fun for me to get two great songwriters together to celebrate Valentine's Day. Layng Martine, Jr. is one of my favorite guests. Every time he comes on Joy on Paper my listeners let me know how much they enjoy his songs. In 2013, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by many of the greatest artists including The Pointer Sisters, Reba McEntire, and Elvis Presley, whose recording of Way Down was one of his last.He is the perfect guest for Valentine's Day as he is the author of a NEW YORK TIMES most-emailed Modern Love essay. A story that he later turned into a book about his amazing career and the love of his life, Linda, who was injured in a car accident.Permission to Fly is the story of a great love. Although Linda became a paraplegic as a result of the accident, they never stopped enjoying life. The two of them have embraced life and have refused to dwell on the negatives, but instead look forward to making every day better than the last.Their love story is an inspiration to all of us. I hope that some Hollywood producer will grab this book. It will make for a wonderful film -- a true love story that has lasted over fifty years.Haley Woolbright is just starting off her career and is a newly wed . I first played her song, BOX CAR, and fell in love with it. So did my listeners. It has been an honor to help promote her music. I predict that one day she will win a Grammy Award. She is truly and bright and shiny star in the music business. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rub It In by Layng MartineSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/back-story-song/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Laying Martine Jr. is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and author of the memoir, Permission to Fly.For today’s guest, it all started with the thrill of hearing an $80 demo of his first song. For the next 45 years, he was hooked on the process of writing and pitching songs. But who gave him permission to fly in the first place? Layng credits his mother, who never put him down and always gave him the leeway to try things out his own way—even if that meant figuring out how to deal with the consequences on his own.To learn more about Layng’s journey—including getting hits with Elvis Presley, Reba McEntire, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Pointer Sisters, and more—be sure to listen to today’s episode of The Fearless Storyteller podcast. Check out some of Layng’s hit songs on this Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2h5cmNaotNvSC8NjCY06R6?si=ywLC_mp4SKuvYQtA9BbahwAbout The Fearless Storyteller:Are you finding this podcast to be a valuable resource? Learn how to support the show (and be benefited in return) on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/ethanfreckletonIntro Song: “Unlimited Love” (instrumental version) by Ethan Freckleton & Lucas ClebschLearn more about Layng at his website.
E179 human Layng Martine, Jr. wrote an essay for the NY Times Modern Love section about life with his wife after a tragic accident left her paralyzed. That essay blossomed into his book, Permission to Fly. In it, the hit songwriter (Elvis, Reba, Trisha Yearwood, among others) writes of his childhood misadventures, including a (possibly) […]
The Grammy nominee and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer joins us to talk about “Rub It In” (Billy "Crash" Craddock), "Way Down" (Elvis Presley), “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” (Reba McEntire), and his new memoir, Permission to Fly. EPISODE DETAILS: PART ONE Scott and Paul call up Tommy Smith, one of their top tier Patreon subscribers to chat about Songcraft, life, and his budding recording studio. PART TWO - 9:52 mark The guys invite anyone who has recorded demos at Pearl Snap Studios to send in their recordings and then they chat about the songs that have become permanently linked to ad campaigns. PART THREE - 13:49 mark Scott and Paul catch up with Layng via phone to get the story on the song he heard as a young adult that inspired him to start writing his own material; Why trying to get to Elvis lead to his first publishing deal; how he wrote songs without playing an instrument; why he preferred being his own song plugger; how he made magic in a broom closet; why saying goodbye to Ray Stevens was the hardest day of his life; how his first Nashville co-writing session led to a Grammy nomination; and why an act of terrorism derailed a would-be hit. ABOUT LAYNG MARTINE, JR. A versatile songwriter who has found success as both a pop and country hit maker, Layng Martine has penned more than 20 songs that have reached the Top 40 on the Billboard charts. His breakthrough came with “Rub It In,” a charting single for Layng as an artist that was later revived as a #1 country hit and Top 20 pop hit for Billy “Crash” Craddock. Years later it was altered to become “Plug it In,” the long-running jingle for the Glade Plug-ins television commercials. A half dozen of Layng’s songs have earned BMI awards, including “Everybody Needs a Rainbow,” made popular by Ray Stevens, “I Should Do It,” which was a hit for The Pointer Sisters, “I Wanna Go Too Far,” which became a Top 10 single for Trisha Yearwood, and “Way Down,” the last new song ever recorded by Elvis Presley. “Way Down” reached #1 on the Billboard chart within days of Elvis’s passing. Additionally, Layng wrote charting hits for Freddy Weller, Mel Street, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cristy Lane, Dickie Lee, Tanya Tucker, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, John Anderson, and others. He wrote Reba McEntire’s first charting single, and co-wrote “The Greatest Man I Never Knew,” which became a chart-topping hit for Reba several years later and earned Layng a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song. The list of other artists who’ve recorded Layng’s songs includes Bo Diddley, Carl Perkins, The Drifters, Barry Manilow, Don Williams and Billy Dean. Layng was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013, but has since set music aside to focus on narrative writing. He recently published his first book, Permission to Fly: A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumphs, available June 11th via FieldPoint Press.