Mark was born into a North Carolina family of Southern Gospel singers. While Mark’s music is unmistakably country, gospel harmonies are just as much at the core of his sound as his dad’s classic country records. Mark was on the church stage from four through his teens years. His dreams of Nashville would wait as he joined the Army after High School.
During his early years in the Army, Mark had the opportunity to perform for three presidents as a member of the West Point Glee Club. The demands of the Army due to the War on Terror prevented Mark’s pursuit of music for most of his military career, but in the final two years of his career, Mark began writing songs and reconnected to his musical roots. In 2014 and 2015, he wrote and recorded his debut album that he released in Apr 2015. During this period he performed Texas venues to include the legendary Rosa’s Cantina in El Paso, TX.
Mark retired from the Army in 2015 and moved to Nashville where he now pursues his music full time as an artist and songwriter. Mark plays regularly in Nashville and his home state of NC. Increasingly he is playing other venues throughout the Country. He is currently working on his second album (scheduled for release late 2018).
Mark is making a name for himself as a songwriter penning numerous songs other artists have recorded. In Feb 2018, Jake Ward had a #1 hit on Texas Country Radio with a song Mark cowrote. Mark also cowrote the first single off Spencer Crandall’s current record that debuted #1 on iTunes in Mar 2018. Mark also cowrote Josh Gallagher’s latest single “How Bout You”. The video reached #1 on CMT’s 12-pack countdown in Mar 2018.