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Remembering DC Star Vocalist Ken Taylor

Remembering DC Star vocalist Ken Taylor

  • August 20, 2011
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Kenny Taylor
May 28, 1957 – May 21, 2011

Kenneth Russell Taylor, charismatic lead singer for popular ‘80’s band DC Star passed away May 21st of 2011 after a long battle with Lymphoma.

He had one of the best voices that ever graced the stage, although neither he nor the group ever got the recognition they deserved.

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“American All Star” By Mark Bray Released!

“American All Star” by Mark Bray Released!

Mark’s 12-song debut CD “AMERICAN ALL STAR” is hot off the presses!

From “Country Night” and “Forever Again” to the hard driving “Smackdab” and “Let Me Know That You’re Mine!” there are no B-side cuts here!

The CD features fresh re-writes of two of Mark’s earliest compositions “Someday” & “Then I Wake Up” and a powerful 2-step dance cover of “Rocky Mountain High.”

John Denver’s classic was Mark’s pick for the cover song to record for the project and he does it justice. His story relates to the lyrics in curious ways and this rendition is shaking it up in country music dance clubs in the south where the track is being previewed.

Click here to check out Mark’s new album!

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How Garth Brooks Influenced Mark Bray

How Garth Brooks Influenced Mark Bray

  • August 17, 2011
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In a recent interview, Country artist Mark Bray commented on his biggest musical influence, Garth Brooks. We thought it was worth a mention…

I got my first glimpse of “What I wanted to be when I grew up” watching a concert video with two of my buddies in my house in Florida. This incredible country artist took his arena show to Ireland and put on a sellout show in the Dublin Soccer Stadium. I never saw anything like it before … or since…

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Why “Rocky Mountain High”?

Why “Rocky Mountain High”?

  • October 24, 2010
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In today’s hard-to-get-recognized music business, when a new artist is breaking onto the scene, labels often suggest a cover song be included on their debut release. This ensures that listeners already have some familiarity with the music. To maximize this tactic the song selection is crucial.

When the label approached me about doing a cover song on “The Gasoline Blues” the wheels in my head immediately began to turn. Doing another artist’s song can be dangerous territory. If you don’t live up to the original version people will tear you up. And if you don’t make the song your own, they will say you have no creativity. Making a good choice was critical. We needed to select something we could update, and personalize too, that would be the perfect song for the project.

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