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Mark Wayne Glasmire

Arlington, Texas, United States | INDIE

Arlington, Texas, United States | INDIE
Solo Country Singer/Songwriter

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"ROUGHSTOCK"


Mark Wayne Glasmire - "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright"
By: Matt Bjorke
August 13, 2009

Sometimes the simplest songs deliver the best messages. With an ear-pleasing melody backing a stellar vocal performance, Mark Wayne Glasmire delivers a truly memorable song about how family bands together in the wake of a bleak future. Even when things get bad and the family had to ‘live on streets,’ and ‘house to house’ with friends, the patriarch in the story never loses his glass-half-full approach to life and what really matters in life. Family, friends, faith and love are really all that people need in life, nothing more, nothing less and that’s what’s at the heart of “Everything Is Gonna Be Alright.”
Some cynics might say that mark Wayne Glasmire is singing a song that’s all sunshine and roses but the truth couldn’t be further from that. He’s written a song that gives hope when there often isn’t hope. It re-assures people that even when they’ve hit rock-bottom, the human condition is great and able to move on until the ‘struggles and sacrifices’ are over. This is, quite frankly, one of the best songs I’ve heard this year. It’s a beautiful, eloquent and just plain awesome song that deserves to be heard by as many people as possible.
There was a time that this song would’ve somehow found its way onto the Billboard chart and, because it is a great song, it would’ve been a hit. However in today’s consolidated market, the chances for a radio hit aren’t as strong and that’s why I think people really need to go and purchase this single from the digital retailers and also proclaim how awesome it is to as many people as possible. I know that’s what I will be doing.
You can read the lyrics to this song by clicking here.
You can support this independent artist by purchasing this single at iTunes | Amazon.
- Matt Bjorke


"The Critics are saying"

The factory closes. Daddy loses his job. The bank forecloses on their home. The family becomes homeless. But they survive with faith, love and hope intact. The hang-on-every-line story song is surrounded by an acoustic-based production that keeps the emphasis on the lyric. An admirable effort all around.
-Robert K. Oermann - Music Row Magazine


"TODAY'S COUNTRY - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright"

Today's Country Magazine 9/13/09



MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE
“Everything's Gonna Be Alright” Single
Label: Traceway Records

By: Jeff Kurtis

As you can probably imagine we get a huge amount of new music put in front of us on pretty much a daily basis. Some of it is good and some of it is not so good, but it is rare that an artist like Mark Wayne Glasmire comes along and captures our attention immediately as he has done with his new single “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” He crafts a very well told story about a factory shutting down and a husband/father losing his job, ultimately assuring his wife and family that they are going to pull through it. As you dive forward you don’t see things being alright at all as the husband/father can’t find work, the bank forecloses on their home, and they live out on the streets, but with a positive tone to his voice he tells them that everything is still going to be alright. As the song winds to an end we see the kid grow up and share his dad’s advice with his family years later. The story itself is relatable, but it is the folk like way Glasmire tells it that really captures your attention. This is a solid songwriter doing what he does best by delivering his lyrics that hit home for too many people in this country right now making this well worth a spin. Great song, great delivery, great lyrics, just an all around great song that shows how to stay strong through a tough time and how not to lose faith and love through it all.

- TODAYS COUNTRY


"STEELTOWNROCK"


SteelTownRock

September 8, 2009
The Word-Mark Wayne Glasmire Represents Country Music With Class On Latest Single-
By Chad Carlson

One of the best elements of country music is that it can make you experience a million different emotions. It's true, one song can make you angry, guilty, heartbroken, or so happy you can't stop smiling. One of the trademark traits of the genre, though, one that shines a little brighter than the rest, is its ability to inspire. Every now and then, a tune comes along that makes us put a halt on our busy lives to stop and think about what's really important. We are all constantly consumed by our everyday lives and sometimes we forget what really matters. Sometimes it takes a heartwarming, honest down-to-earth song to help us gain a little perspective about the most important things in our lives: life, love, and family. Mark Wayne Glasmire's "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" is one of the more mind-changing, life-appreciating songs to hit the country music genre in years.
"We've got to have faith and we've got to pray to God above that as long as we're together we don't need much else. We'll have each other's love." One of the more heartwarming from the song, this line portrays exactly why we love country music so much. Mark Wayne Glasmire, a folk-inspired singer-songwriter from Bethlehem, PA, writes songs about real-life, his life. "A well-traveled troubadour," Glasmire grew up in a working-class home, and through his upbringing and music career, he has never lost sight of the most important things in life. Lucky for the music world, he is also magnificently talented. He's seen the world and experienced the highest and lowest of life's experiences, and he's succeeded at being able to communicate his trials and triumphs through his music.
"Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" is the somber yet uplifting story of a family struggling to get by when the father of the household loses his job, ultimately causing the family to live on the streets. Times are rough, food and shelter are scarce, but they do have love, which, as the song proves, is stronger than anything else. It's an incredibly touching story, and Glasmire's smooth, down-to-earth delivery make the listener honestly believe in the song, and the man. The arrangement is flawless, and the subtle yet powerful acoustic melody accompanied by the soothing, storytelling vocals make this song unforgettingly inspirable.
This is the first single off of Glasmire's latest album, 'Life Goes On.' The disc, as a whole, is an epic, honest, humble catalogue of the many ups and downs of life, and with tunes including "True Love Knows," "I Believe In You," and "Our Love Remains," it promises to be a heart-touching album. Whether the topic be heartache, hope, or love, Mark treats the listener to an incredible collection of sentimental tunes that are sure to stay close to your heart for quite some time. Like the music he plays, Mark Wayne Glasmire speaks straight fr
- Chad Carlson


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COUNTRY MUSIC ROCK MUSIC

Mark Wayne Glasmire
at Poor David’s Pub

Americana singer-songwriter Mark Wayne Glasmire wears his influences like he picks his guitar— with unabashed honesty. The artist, who was raised in Bethlehem, Pa., and is now based in Arlington, has an easy singing and playing style with an emphasis on the folky sound of James Taylor, the occasional island jaunt of Jimmy Buffett and the comfortable, melodic country vibe of Dan Seals.

You can hear it all on Mr. Glasmire’s three discs, All of My Heart, Now l Believe, and Scrapbook, which gets its CD- release party at Poor David’s Pub. Mr. Glasmire brings his band with him, including mandolin, fiddle, bass, acoustic guitar, drums and piano.
Mario Taradell
Tonight at 9 at Poor David’s Pub, 1313 S. Lamar. Dallas
214-565-1295. www.poordavidspub.com.

- Dallas Morning News


"Mark Wayne Glasmire Makes Timely Statement with Debut Single, "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright""

Nashville, TN (August 3, 2009) -- Mark Wayne Glasmire makes a timely statement with his debut country single, "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright," which optimistically addresses today's less-than-sunny job and housing markets. “It's an affirmation of faith and hope," Glasmire says from his Arlington, Texas home. "This song could be about your neighbor, your brother or sister, mom or dad - or even you." Country radio programmers will find the track on this week’s CDX (Volume 480, track 8), or can download it right away from www.airplaydirect.com/markwayneglasmire . National radio promotion will be handled by Debbie Gibson-Palmer, Jack Pride and Jerry Duncan.
"Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" is the first single from Mark's latest CD, LIFE GOES ON, which he co-produced with John Albani (Steve Azar, Monty Holmes, Randy Boudreaux). The 12-song disc includes 10 originals and two outside tunes, but Glasmire's achingly clear tenor vocals and outstanding arrangements are the real standouts. A troubadour in the truest sense of the word, Mark has lived in Pennsylvania and Tennessee (Nashville) before landing in the music-rich world of Texas. He's won over 10 prestigious national and regional songwriting competitions and has recently shared the stage with Guy Clark and Dierks Bentley.
Fans can purchase “Everything Is Gonna Be Alright” and his CDs online at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and other e-tailers. They can enjoy more of Mark's music at www.markwayneglasmire.com or www.myspace.com/markwayneglasmire. To schedule an interview, email somuchmoore@charter.net or call Martha at 615-746-3994.

- Martha Morre


"COUNTRY CHART.COM"

Country Chart.com
August 30, 2009
Review: Mark Wayne Glasmire "Life Goes On"

Mark Wayne Glasmire is in his early 50s, has a name that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue and looks like your next door neighbor. Throw all those supposed liabilities in the mix, and Mark Wayne Glasmire is still the best up-and-coming Americana artist in the United States today.

One listen to Glasmire's fantastic new album "Life Goes On" will make you scratch your head and wonder why this mild-mannered, Arlington, Texas singer-songwriter isn't already a household name. The album begins with the beautiful ballad he wrote "True Love Knows," which has an interesting Lonestar meets Darius Rucker sound. The next track, "You Opened My Eyes," has a refreshing contemporary country sound mixed with a vocal style reminiscent of John Denver.

"Shelter From The Storm" has a harder, Texas country edge combined with a winning melody. "Shelter From The Storm" should be released to Texas radio, where it deserves to be a major chart hit. The rockin' country track "Ain't Love A Funny Thing" proves that Mark Wayne Glasmire has the ability to shake a concert hall, and the melodic, bluegrass-style "This Must Be Love" will also be a crowd favorite.

The best song on the album is the current single "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright." It has every element necessary to make it a hit. Mark Wayne Glasmire's vocals are pitch-perfect, the instrumentation is stellar and the song has a memorable (and hummable) melody. Also, the lyrics and overall theme of "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" is socially relevant in these days of mass foreclosures and government bailouts.

The fact that he's not already an Americana music heavyweight doesn't seem to bother Mark Wayne Glasmire. You can feel an inner peace in his voice and in the quiet confidence he exudes on every note of his brilliant new album "Life Goes On." Indeed, Mark Wayne Glasmire deserves a wide audience for his nurturing, feel-good blend of Americana and country music. His music is food for the soul, and you can't ask more from an album than that. - BJ Jones
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- Country Chart.com


Discography

"Sad Songs"-Right Track Records(BMI)1981
"The Sun The Moon And The Seasons"-Lil Komono(BMI)1990
"All Of My Heart"-Traceway Music(ASCAP)2000
"Scrapbook"-Traceway Music(ASCAP)2006
"Life Goes On"-Traceway Music(ASCAP)2009
"MWG" - Traceway Records, LLC (ASCAP) 2012

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Mark Wayne Glasmire
Mark Wayne Glasmire is happier than he's ever been. His new, seven-song self titled EP, MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE, was released in January and the project has already given the resident of Arlington, Texas a #1 European single ("I Like You"). "I'm in a really good place right now," says the personable singer/songwriter. "I'm spending a lot more time on my music - a luxury I've never had before." For Glasmire, the extra hours spent advancing his career are exciting and invigorating. "I really believe that music is my life's purpose, and I feel that this project shows that more than anything I've done before," he explains.
Mark's last CD, the critically-acclaimed LIFE GOES ON (2009) gave him several hits: "You Opened My Eyes" held the #1 spot on the International Country HotDisc Chart for a total of four weeks and performed well on the national U.S. Music Row Chart, while "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" was a favorite at country radio around the globe. "LIFE GOES ON was a good album," Mark says. "But I think this new EP is even better."
MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE showcases this artist in top form: the songs are well-written and Mark's vocals are stellar. His crisp, clear tenor rises effortlessly, hitting the high notes with confidence and energy, while he artfully addresses the more tender ballads with emotive ease. Co-produced by Glasmire and John Albani (Steve Azar, Monty Holmes, Randy Boudreaux), the EP features A-list Nashville pickers, along with 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."
"Going Home," a poignant ode to the comforts of home, was inspired by a conversation Mark had with a good friend who was retiring after a long career in the U.S. Marine Corps. The wide-open chorus gives Mark's powerful voice a chance to shine, and the lyrics are those of a writer at the peak of his talent. "We were talking about where he'd been and where he was headed," Mark comments. "His story really moved me."
"I Like You" is a lighthearted song รก la Jimmy Buffett. It immediately brings to mind swaying palm trees, warm breezes and sunny days. "It's a simple song," Glasmire concedes with a grin. "But people like to feel good - and this song always leaves them smiling."
Mark lets his personal opinions show on the driving "Last Of A Dying Breed." He calls it his "soap box" song, and explains that he was raised "differently" than many young folks today. "Accountability was important to my Dad," Glasmire notes. "And he made sure that I knew the importance of a good work ethic, honesty and compassion."
The sweet simplicity of "The Last Goodbye" (co-written with Craig Holland) offers a unique, hooky twist and an addictive, slow-building melody. The track offers a counter-point for the harder-driving "She's Got It All," which Glasmire co-wrote with Tom Guardino. The song showcases Mark's country/rock side, offering a Brooks & Dunn feel, a popping electric guitar lick, a razor-sharp harmonica riff and a lyric that tells the tale of a girl in red Dingo's and a faded blue-denim coat; a truck-stop meeting, and a love affair.
The more serious "The Moment" is one of Mark's favorite compositions. The road not taken and things left unsaid are pondered here. "I close every show with this song," Mark explains. "Athletes always talk about 'being in the moment'," he adds. "I know what they mean because I experience that whenever I step on the stage. You can't explain this to someone who's never felt it, but that doesn't make it any less real."

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Track seven is the bonus, "Now I Believe." Co-written with Lucas P. Gravell, the song offers listeners what may be Glasmire's best vocal performances to date, with a lush chorus and uplifting lyrics sweetening the deal. The track reached the #15 spot on the International Country HotDisc chart last year.
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