The Singer, Songwriter,
Musician

Country music is full of tradition. Whether it’s mile after mile down a dusty highway or a commitment to write music from the heart, Mark Collie has embraced these traditions while establishing a few of his own since first embarking on a career in music in the 1970’s. In the nearly 25 years since, he has released 8 albums, charted 16 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Charts, and collaborated with a veritable “who’s who’s” of contemporary and classic country music. Today, his most recent album, Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, reached #11 on the EuroAmericana Charts for an unprecedented 3 month run.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012

Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

From Tragedy to Triumph – Enter Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, a maximum security prison in Tennessee. Although it took 10 years for the album to be released, when it finally was, listeners were left with a critically acclaimed record full of tales of heartbreak, opportunities squandered, and eventually, redemption.

On the Day I Die
Folsom Prison Blues
Brushy Mountain Trailer
2006

Rose Covered Garden

After spending several years focusing on his acting career, Mark Collie returned in 2006 with Rose Covered Garden, which he wrote, performed, and produced. Despite the time away from recording, Collie delivers 10 new, original songs in his signature twang.

Song for John
1995

Tennessee Plates

In 1995 Mark Collie signed to Giant Records and released Tennessee Plates near the end of the year. The album is characterized by a stripped-down, direct approach that allows Collie to deliver the punch his fans have come to expect while also showcasing a concerted focus on ballads.

Tennessee Plates
1994

Unleashed

Commercial and artistic success continued for Collie in 1994 with Unleashed – the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough record a year prior. The album’s main single, “Hard Lovin’ Woman”, reached No. 13 on the country charts and by this point Collie was touring the country extensively in increasingly larger venues with country royalty.

Hard Lovin' Woman
Ring of Fire
1993

Self-Titled

Equal parts a return to the mainstream and a return to Collie’s rockabilly roots, 1993 saw Collie solidify a unique mystique that ran throughout his music – as a tough as nails minstrel presenting complicated tales in an increasingly complicated and modern world. The album produced Collie’s best-known song “Even the Man on the Moon is Crying” and also “Born to Love You”, which reached No. 5 and No.6 respectively on the country charts.

Born To Love You
Even the Man In the Moon is Crying
1991

Born and Raised in Black and White

Born and Raised in Black and White is a glimpse into an artist in transition. Situated equidistant between the exuberance of his debut album and the more refined artist we see a few years later. On his sophomore LP Collie wrote roughly half the songs on the record and also drew upon some choice covers of back catalogue country.

There Goes My Dream
1989

Hardin County Line

After signing with MCA Records in 1989, Mark Collie released his debut album Hardin County Line in 1990. All 10 songs on the album were penned by Collie and overall the record yielded four singles. “Looks Aren’t Everything”, the most enduring of the songs featured on Hardin County Line” marked the first of several top-40 hits for Collie.

Hardin County Line
Born to Ramble
Let Her Go
1978-2012

Songwriting

1978: Face of a Fighter, Willie Nelson, “I Hope So”
1989: Black Hawk, Wayne Massey, “Handmade”
1989: Hillbilly Rock, Marty Stuart, “When the Sun Goes Down” “Since I don’t Have You”
1989: An Old Time Christmas, Randy Travis, “Oh, What Silent Night”
1989: Timeless and True Love. Rhonda Vincent, “Let’s Put Love Back To Work”
1991: All I Can Be, Collin Raye, “Sadly Ever After”
1992: The Time Has Come, Martina McBride, “I Can’t Sleep”
1992: Read Between The Lines, Aaron Tippin, “I Miss Misbehavin’”
1993: Delta Dreamland, Deborah Allen, “If You’re Not Gonna Love Me”
1994: Storm in the Heartland, Billy Ray Cyrus, “Redneck Heaven”
1997: Life is a Journey, Ricky Skaggs, “Let’s Put Love Back To Work”
1999: A Place in the Sun, Tim McGraw, Carry On
1999: Twentieth Century, Alabama, “Small Stuff”
1999: Cold Hard Truth, George Jones, “Ain’t Love a Lot Like That”
2001: Something’s About To Happen, Jennifer Weatherly, “Believin’”
2001: Set This Circus Down, Tim McGraw, “Forget About Us”
2001: Private Radio, Billy Bob Thorton, “Private Radio”
2001: Deed of Trust, Circle Riders, “Looks Aren’t Everything”
2006: Wanna Be Your Joe, Billy Ray Cyrus, “What About Us”
2007: Lovin’ Pretty Woman, Steep Canyon Rangers, “A Ramblin’ Man is a Rambin’ Man”
2008: A Little More Time, Vince Hatfield, “Simplify My Life”
2009: Journeyman’s Wager, Chuck Mead, “A Long Time Ago”
2011: Self Titled, JT Hodges, “Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely”, “Hunt You Down” “Give It One More Night”, “When I Stop Crying”, “Leaving Me Later”, “Green Eyes Red Sunglasses”
2012: Hear Me, Kyle Sherman, Entire Album

Tim McGraw - A Place In The Sun
Martina McBride - I Can't Sleep
2012

Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

From Tragedy to Triumph – Enter Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, a maximum security prison in Tennessee. Although it took 10 years for the album to be released, when it finally was, listeners were left with a critically acclaimed record full of tales of heartbreak, opportunities squandered, and eventually, redemption.

On the Day I Die
Folsom Prison Blues
Brushy Mountain Trailer
2006

Rose Covered Garden

After spending several years focusing on his acting career, Mark Collie returned in 2006 with Rose Covered Garden, which he wrote, performed, and produced. Despite the time away from recording, Collie delivers 10 new, original songs in his signature twang.

Song for John
1995

Tennessee Plates

In 1995 Mark Collie signed to Giant Records and released Tennessee Plates near the end of the year. The album is characterized by a stripped-down, direct approach that allows Collie to deliver the punch his fans have come to expect while also showcasing a concerted focus on ballads.

Tennessee Plates
1994

Unleashed

Commercial and artistic success continued for Collie in 1994 with Unleashed – the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough record a year prior. The album’s main single, “Hard Lovin’ Woman”, reached No. 13 on the country charts and by this point Collie was touring the country extensively in increasingly larger venues with country royalty.

Hard Lovin' Woman
Ring of Fire
1993

Self-Titled

Equal parts a return to the mainstream and a return to Collie’s rockabilly roots, 1993 saw Collie solidify a unique mystique that ran throughout his music – as a tough as nails minstrel presenting complicated tales in an increasingly complicated and modern world. The album produced Collie’s best-known song “Even the Man on the Moon is Crying” and also “Born to Love You”, which reached No. 5 and No.6 respectively on the country charts.

Born To Love You
Even the Man In the Moon is Crying
1991

Born and Raised in Black and White

Born and Raised in Black and White is a glimpse into an artist in transition. Situated equidistant between the exuberance of his debut album and the more refined artist we see a few years later. On his sophomore LP Collie wrote roughly half the songs on the record and also drew upon some choice covers of back catalogue country.

There Goes My Dream
1989

Hardin County Line

After signing with MCA Records in 1989, Mark Collie released his debut album Hardin County Line in 1990. All 10 songs on the album were penned by Collie and overall the record yielded four singles. “Looks Aren’t Everything”, the most enduring of the songs featured on Hardin County Line” marked the first of several top-40 hits for Collie.

Hardin County Line
Born to Ramble
Let Her Go
1978-2012

Songwriting

1978: Face of a Fighter, Willie Nelson, “I Hope So”
1989: Black Hawk, Wayne Massey, “Handmade”
1989: Hillbilly Rock, Marty Stuart, “When the Sun Goes Down” “Since I don’t Have You”
1989: An Old Time Christmas, Randy Travis, “Oh, What Silent Night”
1989: Timeless and True Love. Rhonda Vincent, “Let’s Put Love Back To Work”
1991: All I Can Be, Collin Raye, “Sadly Ever After”
1992: The Time Has Come, Martina McBride, “I Can’t Sleep”
1992: Read Between The Lines, Aaron Tippin, “I Miss Misbehavin’”
1993: Delta Dreamland, Deborah Allen, “If You’re Not Gonna Love Me”
1994: Storm in the Heartland, Billy Ray Cyrus, “Redneck Heaven”
1997: Life is a Journey, Ricky Skaggs, “Let’s Put Love Back To Work”
1999: A Place in the Sun, Tim McGraw, Carry On
1999: Twentieth Century, Alabama, “Small Stuff”
1999: Cold Hard Truth, George Jones, “Ain’t Love a Lot Like That”
2001: Something’s About To Happen, Jennifer Weatherly, “Believin’”
2001: Set This Circus Down, Tim McGraw, “Forget About Us”
2001: Private Radio, Billy Bob Thorton, “Private Radio”
2001: Deed of Trust, Circle Riders, “Looks Aren’t Everything”
2006: Wanna Be Your Joe, Billy Ray Cyrus, “What About Us”
2007: Lovin’ Pretty Woman, Steep Canyon Rangers, “A Ramblin’ Man is a Rambin’ Man”
2008: A Little More Time, Vince Hatfield, “Simplify My Life”
2009: Journeyman’s Wager, Chuck Mead, “A Long Time Ago”
2011: Self Titled, JT Hodges, “Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely”, “Hunt You Down” “Give It One More Night”, “When I Stop Crying”, “Leaving Me Later”, “Green Eyes Red Sunglasses”
2012: Hear Me, Kyle Sherman, Entire Album

Tim McGraw - A Place In The Sun
Martina McBride - I Can't Sleep
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