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Marty Raybon in concert this weekend

Singer Marty Raybon will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of Harris County High School, 8281 Ga. 116. This is a free concert.

Raybon was born Dec. 8, 1959, in Sanford, Fla., and was raised in Jacksonville, Fla. He started in show business at age 8 when he appeared on a local talent show, according to his Web site.

His musical aspirations blossomed after hearing a Mel Street song on the radio when he was 15. By age 20, he was focused on pursuing his calling, performing with various club bands before joining the country group Shenandoah.

The band's No. 1 hit singles included "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South," "Two Dozen Roses," "Next to You, Next to Me" and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)."

In 1997, the award-winning group disbanded, and Raybon pursued other projects. In 1995, he released a self-titled gospel CD on Sparrow Records. In 1997, he teamed with his brother Tim to record an album, which featured the Grammy-winning song, "Butterfly Kisses."

In 2000, Tri-Chord Records released a self-titled country album. In 2003, he released Full Circle on Doobie Shea Records. In 2006, Raybon returned with two releases -- a bluegrass album titled The Grass I Grew Up On and a country album titled When the Sand Runs Out. He now lives in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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