Grady Martin was one of the most revered, creative and historically significant session musicians in country and rockabilly music. During a nearly 50-year-long career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.
The Nashville Entertainment Association bestowed Grady Martin with its first Master Award in 1983, and he was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame. I found Martin today (Sept. 19) on a Booker T. Jones-produced, Willie Nelson side from 1983. Please tune in to Melodies & Memories at 2:30 pm for that, if you can!