Western Swing Wednesday!

Hey, folks - if you love to dance to western swing, come out to the Nashville Palace every Wednesday in March - for 7-10, we're celebrating Western Swing Wednesdays with Carolyn Martin's Swing Band! A low, low $5 cover charge…


Ameripolitan Music Awards!

Howdy, folks!

You may remember that a while back, we told you about Carolyn’s Ameripolitan Music Awards nomination in the Western Swing Female category, and asked you to visit the Ameripolitan web page to vote. Well, you apparently did a…


My Name in Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine mentioned me and Chris Scruggs in their coverage of the 2015 Hall Of Fame Medallion Ceremony!

Texas swing artist Carolyn Martin and Nashville musician Chris Scruggs performed a lively rendition of the trio's 1954 debut hit…


My picture in People Magazine

I got to perform with my friend Chris Scruggs at the Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015; we sang "Lookin' Back To See" to honor the late Jim Ed Brown, a 2015 inductee. I'm in the People Magazine…


Why I Recorded "A Platter of Brownies"

I’ve always taken a rather broad view about what qualifies as “western swing.” I’ve recorded brand new compositions as well as songs from Broadway shows and beloved movies. I've recorded songs by artists from Hank Williams and Faron Young to…


Who was Milton Brown?

Milton Brown – the Father of Western Swing

On the evening of September 19, 1932, Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies broadcast their first show on Fort Worth’s KTAT Radio. Brown had played his last show as a member of…


"A Platter of Brownies is here!"

My latest Cd, "A Platter of Brownies: The Music of Milton Brown" is in hand - to order your own copy before the official release date in April, go to the "Buy" page!


Carolyn Martin Live At The Station Inn Video

Hey, y'all, we just found this video; it was recorded in 2011 (and was most likely on Youtube, but I didn't know! Here's a whole hour of my swing band, with Rory Hoffman on guitar and accordion, Dave Martin playing…


Western Way Magazine Review

Wow - a great review of Tennessee Local from Rick Huff in the new Western Way Magazine! Thanks, Rick!

"Carolyn Martin is one of contemporary Western Swing’s bigger draws, and her recorded product is always…always…spot-on perfection.

In Tennessee Local she…


New photos

We've added a bunch of new photos to the site, including some really cool images from a show at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene, Texas - check 'em out!


A nice article in the Abilene Reporter-News

Abilene native and Western swing hall of famer performs tonight

Carolyn Martin's road to the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame began at Abilene's Ponderosa Ballroom.

It was there that she fell in love, not just with the songs…


Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame Show

Returning to San Marcos, Texas, to play for the 25th Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame show was a pure delight! - It's always great to see old friends and make new ones, all under the wide open Texas Skies!