Interview: Nashville’s Mark Collie discusses new country album

Singer-songwriter Mark Collie, also known from the show "Nashville," chatted with Digital Journal about his new album, "Alive at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary." Regarding his songwriting process for the album, Collie said, "I basically started writing the songs when I spent time with some ex-cons, and I was moved and inspired by the work of Johnny Cash. The song selection was an evolution in the process of my visits. I had a lot of help with some great producers that worked with me such as Tony Brown." Collie listed "On The Day I Die" [...]

Mark Collie On New Documentary ‘The Mountain’ & Singing With Prisoners

Mark Collie‘s new album Alive At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was inspired by the singer and actor’s visits to Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, which also inspired a documentary. MARK COLLIE ON ‘THE MOUNTAIN’ Collie recorded his live album at Brushy Mountain in Morgan County, Tennessee, 15 years ago, back in October 2001. The visit proved to be deeply affecting, with Collie witnessing the tragic goings on within what was once one of America’s largest maximum security prisons. “There were a lot of young kids in there and some guys in there who doped, either dealing [...]

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