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In 2009, Sonny had a #1 hit on the Nashville Independent charts with “I'd Rather Be In Love” written by James Williams.

He’s had a # 2 and # 6 Hit in Europe with “Sally in Dallas” written by Billy Chernoff and “Marriage on the Rocks” written by Linda Black and Brad Watson.

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Sonny Marshall is a native Texan, born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He started playing guitar at age six, deciding then that he wanted to become a country music singer and entertainer.

He is the son of a “Crowned World’s Champion Juvenile Trick Rider”. His mother was 6 years old when she won, competing against Tom Mix’s 19 year old daughter. In 1981 she was inducted in the “National Cowgirl Hall of Fame”.

Sonny came by his choice of country music naturally. His father played the accordion on the W.L.S. National Barn Dance out of Chicago in the 1940’s. His mother played an upright bass fiddle in an all girl country band through-out the state of Texas in the early 1950’s.

After high school, he formed his own band and performed exclusively in and around southwest Texas. Freddy Fender discovered Sonny and hired him as his band leader and front man. This relationship lasted several years until Sonny decided to pursue his own career.

Sonny has performed at various clubs and convention centers across the nation. He appeared on the “Freddy Fender Spanish Harlem” video broadcast worldwide. He also worked for numerous other shows and artists, including: Wynn Stewart, Larry Gatlin, Johnny Duncan, Gary P. Nunn, Mark Chesnutt, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Claude Gray, Frankie Miller, Gene Watson, Little Joe, and Riders in the Sky.

Sonny was named artist of the year by the “Country Music Association of Texas” for three years in a row from 1999 through 2001. He was honored and recognized by the City of Austin, Texas (“Live Music Capital of the World”) in the company of : Mark Chesnutt, Joe Ladd, Claude Gray, Charlie Walker, Curtis Potter, Al Dean, Frankie Miller, Lite Crust Doughboys, David Houston, Little Joe, and Ray Sepanik.

Sonny made a cameo appearance on the “Great American Country” network (GAC) in 2010.

In 2011, Sonny was inducted into the “Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame” and was offered a position on the board of directors.