college park, MD
Mark was born and raised in the rural part of our nation’s capitol "Washington, DC" and now resides in College Park, Maryland with his beautiful wife Judy Ann and their sons, Mitchell, Markie , Billy and tianna Mark grew up listening to a wide cross-section of music which included Gospel, R&B, Traditional Country and yes, even the great WWVA Radio Station, as well as the Grand Ole Opry.
It is significant to note that Mark is a charismatic singer with a soulfully sincere delivery which makes him one of the industries most exciting new country stars. At the early age of eight, Mark began his musical career with the influence of his cousins Ira &Elliott and has written or co-written over 300 songs to date, some of which he attributes to Roy Ownbey, his Co-Writer . The most difficult song to sing was the song Mark wrote and dedicated to his parents (Doris & Samuel) that is also on his July 2002 CD debut; “My Home Was My Training Ground for Life”.
Along with God, Mark’s attributes the success for the release of his CD to SoundTech “Johnnie Mills”; his Songwriting Teacher ”Ray Sanders” (Ray Price’s Band Leader); Guitar Teachers “Rob Izzi &Tony Bonanno”; Voice Teachers “Jenny Wells &Jean Carstens”, as well as his mentors who include (but are not limited to) Debrae (Crusader Records), Ernie Ashworth, George Hamilton IV, Bunnie Mills (Greenback Records, Pot o' Gold and Bunjak Records), Mike Hanlon and to his friend Steve Butts in Central Florida who pushed to make this BIO possible.
When you see Mark, ask him to show you his U.S. Army Special Forces "COIN" which was bestowed upon him for his dedication to Family, Friends, God and Country and yes, for his GREAT Sounding Country Music too! Also Mark served with honor in the US Army for 4 years 4/12 cav, 3rd armored Div and 2 years with 29th div national guard unit
LOVE TO MEET FRIENDS !!! ALL FANS FRIENDS ARE VERY SPECIAL AND WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED AS SO. YOU HAVE AN INVITE TO STOP BY MY WEB SITE, GIVE US A LISTEN AND PLEASE SIGN MY GUEST BOOK SO I CAN THANK YOU
I am a writer of music from the heart. my singing partner and fellow vet wayne miller have done many shows for veterans and very devoted to the military. I and wayne live in Maryland and, enjoy performing for our, Brothers and sisters and country. I just released a new album with a brother. wayne