SOURCE AWARD RECIPIENT
RCA Records, Warner Bros Records, Mercury Records
Mary Martin began her five-decade career in New York in 1962 as executive assistant to famed artist manager, Albert Grossman, who guided the careers of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul & Mary and others.
In 1991, Mary served as executive director of ECO, Earth Communications Office, implementing fund raising events and other activities of the non-profit organization. After consulting with Asylum Records' A&R department from 1994-1996, she joined Mercury Records as Vice President in 2001.
Striking out on her own four years later, she managed the initial career of Leonard Cohen and then Van Morrison. Mary joined Warner Bros. Records in New York in 1972 as director of A&R, signing artists such as Emmylou Harris, Leon Redbone and The Marshall Tucker Band. Moving to Los Angeles at the end of that decade, she returned to artist management for a young Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill. She also provided production assistance to Crowell for artists such as Rosanne Cash, Sissy Spacek, Guy Clark and Albert Lee and initiated the fan clubs and oversaw the creation of a successful merchandising venture. Moving to Nashville in 1985, she was named vice president of A&R for RCA Records working with such artists as Gill, Clint Black, Paul Overstreet, Aaron Tippin and Lorrie Morgan.
In that capacity she-co-produced the Grammy Award-winning Hank Williams tribute album, Timeless.