Not to be confused with the British bubblegum rock songwriter and arranger of the same name, this David Martin has been associated with the music scenes in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Canada. One of his frequent collaborators is Johnny Douglas, a Canadian who began working in the country & western music capitol in the early '90s. This is where Douglas met Martin, who hailed from Georgia and was similarly inclined toward hunching over an acoustic guitar and delivering an original ditty, a practice and policy that leads to the label of singer/songwriter being bandied about.
Martin and Douglas toured as a duo entitled Hemingway's Corner in the '90s, releasing a self-titled album in 1993 and doing fairly well with singles such as the dedicated "Man on a Mission" and the amorous "Love, Love, Love." Touring didn't agree with Douglas, however. He returned to Nashville to work as a writer and producer, leading Martin to organize a second version of the group, which like the first is more likely to be a tribute to the great author Ernest Hemingway than any physically attractive starlet descendents. Musicians involved in the new group included Scott Dibble and Mark Sterling, all featured on the 1995 Under the Big Sky. As a picker, Martin can be heard on record backing up Canadian Idol champion Ryan Malcolm.