Award-winning singer-songwriter Mark Wayne Glasmire will be bringing his signature voice and music back to country music on January 10th with a brand-new seven-song E.P.. The self-titled E.P., “Mark Wayne Glasmire,” will be released on Traceway Records. It’s currently on the iTunes “Country New And Noteworthy Page” The record includes the international hit “I Like You” which had kept Mark as the number one entertainer on the HotDisc chart earlier this year for nine weeks. The E.P.’s first single “Goin’ Home” was released back in September, and was inspired by a c0nversation with his friend who had a military career of over a decade. The music video for the single was directed by Harold Jarboe, and currently has rotation on Roughstock, American Music Channel, Yallwire, The Country Network, and Yahoo! Music.
The record was co-produced by Mark and John Albani, famous for his work with Steve Azar, Monty Holmes and Randy Boudreaux. The 7-song EP features some of Nashville’s best pickers, and Mark’s signature guitar work.
“It was truly a labor of love,” Mark says. “There’s a certainty and commitment that I think come across in the music.”
The album features tracks like “Last Of A Dying Breed,” which targets a lack of accountability in today’s society with a gospel-inspired piano intro and rock-flavored guitar licks, then he segways into a laid back, island-driven “I Like You.” Mark’s voice easily sells the ballads “Goin’ Home” and “The Last Goodbye” on the E.P, and reminiscent of Brooks & Dunn on “She’s Got It All.” The album also includes the pretty bonus track “Now I Believe,” and the closer “The Moment.”
“This is what I do,” Mark admits with a trademark grin. “I’ve been running the road for a lot of years; from the East Coast to the West Coast, with Nashville in between. I’ve got an abundance of life experience to draw from.”
The Texas-born singer is a memorizing performer, who has shared the stage in the past with Dierks Bentley, Guy Clark, and many other top acts in country music today. He’s an award-winning songwriter who had been honored with the 2010 “Grand Prize In The Country Song Division” of the 2010 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest held at Merlefest.