Marty has been entertaining fans since the early 1970’s. He started his musical career as a lead vocalist and guitarist for a popular three-piece country band, performing some of Kenny Rogers’ songs, but never as an impersonator.
In 1998 Marty organized and produced a benefit show called Put A Little Love In Your Heart, to raise money to help abused children. With only a short time to put the show together he found that he was one act short.
Remembering a suggestion by noted Producer James Bowers a couple of years earlier, that Marty should think about doing a Kenny Rogers impersonation, Marty debuted his tribute to Kenny Rogers as a one-time only "fill-in" performance at this first benefit concert. The benefit, now in it's 9th year, continues to raise thousands of dollars to help abused children and Marty’s "one-time only" performance was so well received, it has become a permanent fixture at the annual benefit.
Since that first performance in 1998, "Kinda Kenny", Marty’s critically acclaimed tribute to Kenny Rogers has delighted audiences across the USA, Canada, the UK, and Asia. Edwards has toured with the world-famous "Legends of Rock 'n' Roll, Legends Alive!, Country Music USA, and Super Stars in Concert troupes. He has performed for sold out audiences at some of the most prestigious venues in North America, the UK, and Asia.
Marty has been seen on “CNN”, the “Oprah Winfrey” show as well as the “Jay Leno Tonight Show”.