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Layng Martine, Jr. is a singer and songwriter. He is notable for writing several songs, including "Rub It In", a number one country hit for Billy "Crash" Craddock in 1974, which became the long-running TV commercial "Plug It In" for Johnson & Johnson's Glade Plug-ins air freshening product. This song was previously a No. 65 single on the Billboard Hot 100 for Martine himself in 1971, whose version was released on Barnaby Records. Some of Martine's other writing credits include Elvis Presley's million seller "Way Down" and the Pointer Sisters' Top Ten "Should I Do It". He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Country Song, for co-writing Reba McEntire's "The Greatest Man I Never Knew".
Martine authored an article for the New York Times' Modern Love column about his continued love story with his wife Linda after she became a paraplegic after a car accident. The couple has three sons, one of whom is musician and producer Tucker Martine.
"Don't Boogie Woogie When You Say Your Prayers At Night" - Jerry Lee Lewis,
"Everybody Needs a Rainbow" - Ray Stevens,
"The Greatest Man I Never Knew" - Reba McEntire,
"I Don't Want to Be a One Night Stand" - Reba McEntire,
"I Wanna Go Too Far" - Trisha Yearwood,
"I Was Blown Away" - Pam Tillis,
"Let Me On" - Jerry Lee Lewis,
"Maybe She's Human" - Kathy Mattea,
"Rub It In" - Billy "Crash" Craddock,
"Should I Do It" - The Pointer Sisters,
"Too Fast for Rapid City" - Sheila Andrews,
"Way Down" - Elvis Presley, Billy "Crash" Craddock