Award winning President/Producer
- 2014 - WRANGLER AWARD as CD Producer
- 2012 – WMA DJ of the Year
- 2012 – WMA & AWA Western Group of the Year – the Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
- 2009 - WMA Songwriter of the Year
- 2009 - WMA Song of the Year: JESUS & ROY
- 2009 - WMA President’s Award: The Silver Screen Cowboy CD
- 2007 - WMA DJ of the Year
- PLUS – multiple other awards and nominations singularly and with the Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
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- Longtime collector and student of classic country, western, and bluegrass music
- Entered the radio arena in 1998 hosting both a western and a bluegrass program on KCSN radio in Northridge, CA
Marvin is recognized in the western music arena as a successful song writer; his original music is being well-received and recorded by other performing artists. He is the 2007 and 2012 Western Music Association’s DJ of the Year, and his first solo album, Letter to Molly, has been nominated for a WMA Western Album of the Year award. The song, Bittercreek, from the Letter to Molly album was nominated for 2008 WMA Song of the Year. In 2009, another O’Dell original song, Jesus and Roy, was awarded Song of the Year.
His latest production effort featuring WMA Crescendo Award-winner, Mikki Daniel, won the Wrangler Award for both he and Mikki. As producer on the two CD projects for the Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers, "Breakin’ Out" and "Too Hot to Handle." Marvin is quickly gaining recognition as a producer of high-quality music projects. His recording effort, The Silver Screen Project, features 19 of today’s finest western recording artists and musicians on a 2-CD set of 24 original songs. This project was awarded the prestigious 2009 WMA President’s Award. Marvin’s highly requested song, Jesus & Roy, was awarded the WMA’s 2009 Song of the Year.
In 2010, O’Dell formed a band, The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers, to perform the stage production, The Silver Screen Cowboy Project Show. The band has gone on to win numerous awards and recognitions, most recently were named the 2012 Western Group of the Year by both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists.