Despite the hard knocks of life, Marshall Rowland, a true country boy from Georgia, somehow managed to find fame and a little bit of fortune through hard work, gambles with fate, and a love of country music.
In his autobiography, Rowland begins with stories from his childhood during 1930s Georgia that detail the heartbreaking day when his mother was taken away; his subsequent move to a rural area, where he shoveled cow manure out of the barns; and the day when he first met little Henry Wiggins, the boy who first introduced him to country music. He had a challenging upbringing and minimal formal education, but he still managed to find success and happiness within the world of country music. He followed Ray Charles in a hillbilly band, became a disc jockey, and spent an evening with Elvis when he was sixteen—all events that eventually led to a career owning several radio stations throughout Florida and Georgia.
Fertilizer ’tween My Toes is the inspiring, true story of how a country boy with little education and no parental guidance achieved financial success, discovered happiness, and, most importantly, survived his life’s most challenging moments.
Marshall Rowland was born in Brunswick, Georgia. Without parental guidance and barely any formal education, he achieved much success as a radio station owner and concert promoter. Now widowed, Marshall currently lives in Florida.