who is MARK209
In just a short amount of time, MARK209 has garnered the interest of an industry. Tagged the “best group you probably have never heard” by industry leaders, MARK209 has certainly made a mark for themselves. The 2011 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY was no exception as they revealed their new name; which is a reference to Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, TN (the location of Music Row … and considered the Heart of Nashville).
Audiences respond immediately to the four-part harmony that they are accustomed to in Southern Gospel. However, MARK209’s sound has more of a country grace and their lyrics reflect the life that many live, which allows them to effectively communicate to their audience. Evident in their recordings is the fact that they utilize some of Nashville’s top writers and musicians.
MARK209 travels extensively across the United States and Canada, including appearances at Elvis Week 2012 Graceland Main Stage, the North Carolina Apple Festival Main Stage, Harmony at the Gulf, the Owasso Gospel Opry,the Rabo Bank Theatre,Bakersfield, CA and Tonanzio’s Dinner Theatre. They have also been guests on many television programs including Nite Line and Down Home Gospel on Dove Broadcasting, The Good Life, and Gospel Music Today. The American Society of Gospel Music has broadcast three of MARK209’s concerts as worldwide pay-per-view events. The group was also secured to sing the title cut of the soundtrack for a televised documentary about "The Church in the Wildwood", as well as to perform on The Wheeling Jamboree during the Jamboree’s 80th Anniversary Celebration. During the Christmas season, MARK209 tours the country performing their highly acclaimed Christmas concert.
MARK209: Nathaniel Justice, Jym Howe, Jimmy Reno, Ray Woconish -- four superbly distinctive and recognizable voices blended together to bring fun, encouragement, inspiration, and an interactive worship experience to all ages.
The members of MARK209 have taken a stand to be the men of God they are called to be. They all agree that the words they sing are not just words, they are words to live by in all things. So they have created and signed a morality clause for the group to adhere to.
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Rabobank Theater [Bakersfield, CA] Monmount College [Monmouth, IL] Elvis’ Graceland [Memphis, TN] Bush Compound (Walker’s Point) [Kennebunkport, ME] Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion [Hampton Beach, NH] CAL EXPO (Fish Family Fest) [Sacramento, CA] Wheeling Jamboree [Wheeling, WV] North Carolina Apple Festival Main Stage [Hendersonville, NC] Manatee Convention Center [Palmetto, FL] Arlington Music Hall [Arlington, TX] Bakersfield College [Bakersfield, CA] Dollywood Theme Park [Pigeon Forge, TN] Owasso Performing Arts Center [Owasso, OK] Smoky Mountain Convention Center [Pigeon Forge, TN] LifeLight Music Festival [Bethany, MO] Country Tonite Theatre [Pigeon Forge, TN] Green Center for the Performing Arts [Green Castle, IN] Center For Rural Development [Somerset, KY] Benton Event Center [Benton, AR] Trinity Music City [Nashville, TN]
TBN’s Praise The Lord (with Jason Crabb) [Nashville, TN] The Good Life [Orlando, FL] Atlanta Live [Atlanta, GA] Inspirational Country Music Awards [Nashville, TN] Nite Line (WGGS-TV16) [Greenville, SC] Gospel Music Today [Tulsa, OK] Diamond Awards [Pigeon Forge, TN] “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville” [syndicated]
"These guys are great! I enjoy singing with them and there is no doubt in my mind that you will love them and thier music as much as I do. I am proud to call them my friends." Ronnie Milsap,
"If you are looking for a polished, professional presentation of your spiritual music, then MARk209 has something unique to offer. This isn't your granny's music, but hey...do you listen to your granny's music?" Mark Bishop,
- Group of the Year "Fan Favorite Group 2015" (CVM)
- Voted "Favorite Quartet" (GME) 2014
- Single of the year "It Takes Faith" (GME) 2013
- Voted "Favorite Quartet" (GME) 2013
- #1 Song, 4 Consecutive Months (Southern Gospel Today) 2012
- Top Five New Releases in the Nation (Singing News) 2012
- Named "Ones to Watch" (AGM) 2012
- Nominated "Entertainer of the Year" (USAGEM)
- Nominated "Fan Favorite Artist" (AGM)
- Nominated "New Excelling Artist" (SGM Fan Awards)
- CD "Grassroots" Listed in Top Picks of 2011 (AGM)
- Radio release on the Singing News Top 80 Chart for 10 months.