Nobody knows what it means to pay your dues in the music business more than rising songwriter Josh Martin. It may have taken him years to gain a foothold on his career, but thanks to the latest Cole Swindell smash “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey,” Martin has established himself as a hit songwriter who is here to stay.
Martin moved to Nashville in October 2007 from Wilkinson County Georgia to chase the elusive dream of becoming one of the towns most sought after songwriters. He juggled nighttime jobs to make ends meet while spending the rest of his free time writing as many songs as he could. That very year he moved to town, Martin crossed paths with fellow dreamer Cole Swindell and wrote countless songs they both hoped would someday see the light of day. One of those songs happens to be Swindell’s latest single, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.” The tune became Swindell’s fastest rising radio single today, in turn giving Martin success in his own right by getting the recognition and respect he has worked so hard to receive.
With the success of “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” Martin whole heartedly believes that more doors along Music Row will open, providing him with more opportunities in the future. “Hopefully my song catalog will be heard by more artists, publishers and music executives now that one of my many songs has become a hit,” says Martin. “I feel like I’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of where I want to go in this town.”