Martin Delray
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Martin Delray
Martin Delray
Michael Ray Martin[1]
Mike Martin
Born (1949-09-29) September 29, 1949 (age 68)[2]
Origin Texarkana, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres Country
Instruments Vocals, rhythm guitar
1985 - 1992
Labels Compleat
Johnny Cash
The Kendalls

Michael Ray Martin (born September 29, 1949 in Texarkana, Arkansas) is an American country music artist, known professionally as Martin Delray. He worked as a songwriter in the 1980s, with his writing credits including "Old Fashioned Love" by The Kendalls.[3] Delray's first single release was "Temptation" in 1985 on the Compleat label, credited to Mike Martin.[1]

He recorded two albums on the Atlantic Records label: 1991's Get Rhythm and 1992's What Kind of Man. In addition, he charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Delray's highest-charting single was a cover version of Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm," which Delray took to number 27 on the country charts.[1] Cash sang guest vocals on Delray's version and was featured in its music video.[2]



Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Get Rhythm 57
What Kind of Man
  • Release date: November 10, 1992
  • Label: Atlantic Records
"--" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1985 "Temptation" (as Mike Martin) 76 -- Single only
1991 "Get Rhythm" 27 18 Get Rhythm
"Lillie's White Lies" 58 --
1992 "Who, What, Where, When, Why, How" 51 70
"What Kind of Man" 61 72 What Kind of Man
"--" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 122. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b Vinopal, David. "Martin Delray biography". Allmusic. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Thomas, Ronnie (4 May 2006). "A minute with Martin Delray". The Decatur Daily. Retrieved 2010. 

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