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.
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…
A song honoring the sacrifice of our service men and women. God Bless the USA. www.fallenheroesfund.org www.markbraycountry.com http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/american-all-star/id457079299
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.