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Marty Slayton

AGE: 37

HOMETOWN: Alamo, Tennessee

CURRENTLY RESIDES: Nashville, Tennessee

BIO: Marty is the middle sister of three, and is close to her family. She has been a backup singer for top acts like Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack, Lorrie Morgan, George Strait, and Alan Jackson for the past seven years, including singing background vocals on Jackson's hit "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)." Her musical influences include Tammy Wynette, Barbra Streisand, Reba McEntire, and Aretha Franklin. She plays the guitar, does some songwriting, and grew up singing in church with her sisters, which gave her a strong spiritual background. She has a degree in communications.

QUOTE: "I left a good-paying pharmaceutical sales job to do what I love. I found that the prescription for success in the music business is a good bit of passion, even more perseverance, and a big ol' dose of good timing. I believe a great song is one that makes you feel something real... if it makes you laugh, cry, or remember, it's worth singing, because if you feel it, your audience will too."

EPISODE BY EPISODE:
The Road to Nashville: Performed "I Would've Loved You Anyway" (Trisha Yearwood); chosen by the judges to be one of the 10 finalists
Number Ones: Performed "Blame It On Your Heart" (Patty Loveless)
Love and Heartache: Performed "Let Me Let Go" (Faith Hill)
Original Songs: Performed "Just About Every Night" (original)
Willie Songs: SENT HOME BY VIEWER VOTING (5th finalist to be eliminated)

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.martyslayton.com

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