Nashville, TN – Nashville based music artist MARK209 was invited to perform for the annual Good Friday worship service at Nashville Rescue Mission on Friday, April 14th.
The group led residents of the Mission in classic hymns as well as original songs before Nashville Rescue Mission President and CEO Rev. Glenn Cranfield delivered a short message on the celebration of Easter. “Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” says Rev. Cranfield. “At the Mission, Christ’s resurrection power is constantly at work, moving ‘stones’ and changing lives.”
Tenor singer Nathaniel Justice shares, “We were already in Middle Tennessee for our annual Good Friday evening concert so we were happy to be at the Mission in the morning. We have always branded ourselves as Music From the Heart of Nashville but today it has been an honor to share Good Friday with the residents of the Mission and have the opportunity to give back to the heart of Nashville.”
About Nashville Rescue Mission: Opened in 1954, Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, tomorrow, and eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Middle Tennessee. They served over 5,000 meals over the Easter weekend.
About MARK209: MARK209 is based out of White House, TN just north of Nashville, but all four members live in different states. The group takes their name from Mile Marker 209 in Nashville that leads to Music Row, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman Auditorium. MARK209 entertains audiences all across the United States with their brand of Gospel, their Family Friendly Country Concert, and their popular holiday show “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville.”
PHOTO CUTLINE #1: Photo courtesy of April Potter Agency (Left to right: Jym Howe, Jimmy Reno, Nathaniel Justice, Ray Woconish of MARK209 at Nashville Rescue Mission.)
NASHVILLE, TN – April Potter Holleman, President of April Potter Agency proudly announces that APA will be representing all Gospel, Christian and Inspirational dates on Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and all Gatlin entities including Larry Gatlin, Steve Gatlin and Rudy Gatlin solo dates and the Gatlin Brothers (Steve and Rudy) dates effective immediately.
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers grew up singing gospel music and have been performing for audiences for more than 60 years. They have played such venues as AT&T Stadium, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Rose Bowl, Ryman Auditorium, Yankee Stadium as well as the National Cathedral (Washington D.C.), Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove, California) and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (Fort Lauderdale, FL) among others. They have also been featured on Gaylord Opryland’s ‘A Country Christmas’ as well as Opry Country Classics.
Throughout their mainstream traditional country success, including Grammy awards and celebrating their 40th Anniversary as members of the Grand Ole Opry, they encounter their share of trials and hardships but have always held on to their faith. Larry shares, “As the brothers begin their 61st year singing together, we are looking forward to the next adventure. We are grateful to God for our fabulous run and we can’t wait to see what else He has in store.” April adds, “We are humbled and honored to be working with such a world-wide name such as the Gatlin Brothers and we can’t wait to see how God is going to use them and their testimonies everywhere they go.”
For more information regarding hosting Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers or any Gatlin entities at your church or event, contact the April Potter Agency at 615-479-0954 or visit our website at www.apotteragency.com. For more information regarding Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, visit their website at www.gatlinbrothers.com.
THREE FORMER MEMBERS OF POET VOICES ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF HIGHLAND PARK
CHATTANOOGA, TN – Former members, Phil Cross, Howard Stewart and Philip Hare, of Poet Voices along with Jump Keys announce they have reunited to begin a new musical journey as Highland Park. Newly formed Highland Park is no stranger to Christian music. Phil shares, “Howard, Philip and I met at my house in Highland Park and began dreaming of forming a band and touring together again. Jump Keys is a long-time acquaintance that is heavily involved in the music scene in our area so it seemed like a natural fit musically for him to be a part. We are extremely grateful for our years as Poet Voices, but this is not another version of that group. We felt it would be fitting to choose a new name and since Highland Park is where we began dreaming, we felt that Highland Park was the perfect choice.” Philip adds, “We are excited to offer something different musically as a band with live instruments. Our shows will be full of stories, music and memories with Howard and I playing keys, Phil on bass guitar and Jump on guitar.” The new band will encompass their deep roots of Southern Gospel Music mixed with a lifetime of musical influences.
Their debut single, Gonna Get Baptized, has already been released to radio and is making its way up the charts. It is quickly becoming a fan favorite and was chosen as a hit pick by several DJs. “With this new chapter we are not worried about any certain style of music, or labels,” says Philip. “We just want to do great music that we feel reflects our musical influences and presents the Gospel.”
April Potter Agency will be handling Highland Park’s scheduling as well as management. “After a successful run with Poet Voices as their booking agent years ago, I am even more excited about this new adventure with Highland Park. The response has been overwhelming not only from fans but industry professionals and fellow artists,” says April Potter.
Howard shares, “We are thrilled to be working with April again. She has always believed in us and we love April like family. Her fresh marketing ideas and vision for the future, makes a perfect fit for where we are headed.”
Highland Park’s official tour schedule kicks off in January 2017, although they are playing a few dates through the end of 2016. For more information on Highland Park, visit their website at www.highlandpark.online or to schedule them at your event, check out www.apotteragency.com or call 615-479-0954.
HENDERSONVILLE, TN – Christian music artist, MARK209 based out of Nashville, TN was invited yesterday evening to do an impromptu concert at the home of President George H.W. and First Lady Barbara Bush at the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, ME. MARK209 was in the middle of a 23 Day New England Tour and this was their only scheduled day off as they were planning to spend time sightseeing and touring the area when the opportunity presented itself for them to sing a song while touring the Bush Compound for Margaret Bush, an accomplished singer and actress. After leaving the property they were continuing their tour and received a call inviting them back to do a concert that evening for The Bush Family.
“Only a handful of people get the opportunity to sing for distinguished people let alone Presidents and today we were humbled by the opportunity to sing for not only one, but two Presidents at their private residence,” shares Jym Howe, lead singer for MARK209.
They sang several songs including Amazing Grace, Sweet, Sweet, Spirit, Crying In The Chapel and even Elvira by special request. Among those attending the concert were President George H.W. and First Lady Barbara Bush, President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush, Marvin and Margaret Bush, Doro and granddaughter Georgia.
Nathaniel, tenor singer for MARK209 shares, “When we came to the door, we were greeted by President George W. Bush. I was humbled by their gratitude, generosity, and willingness to invite us, someone they did not know, into their home last minute.”
Before leaving, the guys were asked by President George H.W. Bush about returning to perform a full concert sometime in the future.
MARK209 just recently signed a booking and management deal with April Potter Agency and will be in the studio working on a new project later this fall.
PHOTO CUTLINE 1: Left to right first row – President George H.W. Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush – Left to right second row- Nathaniel Justice, Dustin Hood, First Lady Laura Bush, President George W. Bush, Jym Howe and Ray Woconish. Photo Credit: Evan F. Sisley, Aide to President Bush
PHOTO CUTLINE 2: The Bush Family enjoying MARK209 during live impromptu concert at the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, ME. Photo Credit: Evan F. Sisley, Aide to President Bush