Nashville, TN (July 31, 2012) — Mark Wayne Glasmire was taken by surprise today to learn that he is a candidate for nomination in two Inspirational & Christian Country Music™ Award Categories: New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. The organization’s second round of balloting begins soon, and more information about the October 18 ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Show can be found at www.ccma.cc.
The success of his critically-acclaimed 2009 CD, LIFE GOES ON, gave Mark a global presence and paved the way for his current EP, MARK WAYNE GLASMIRE (Traceway Records). The disc has already generated two major hits: his current upbeat U.S. single and nine-week No. 1 international smash “I Like You” (MUSIC ROW No. 56, Power Source Magazine Country Top 75 Chart No. 64), and the compelling “Going Home” (Power Source Magazine Inspirational Country Top 100 Chart No. 42). Glasmire was named International Hotdisc Chart’s Most Popular Artist for 2011 in honor of his success with “I Like You.”
“Last year was certainly a good one for me,” says the outgoing Texas resident. “I had great bookings and got to spend time on the road visiting many of the radio stations that have been playing my songs.” This year is proving to be even better for the talented vocalist–the hits continue, Mark’s opening shows for top-tier acts including Dierks Bentley, Guy Clark, Joe Ely and Darrell Scott, and he remains a sought-after performer at music halls, pubs and festivals across the U.S. Mark just returned from a Midwest run that included “Muskegon Bike Time” (a Hot Rod Harley-Davidson event) and additional dates and television appearances in Michigan and Iowa. Glasmire also enjoyed entertaining the crowds during the 2012 CMA Music Fest Week with performances at Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau Acoustic Stage; BB King’s, Whiskey Bent Saloon and Music City Bar & Grill.
The Pennsylvania native has won numerous songwriting competitions, including the 2010 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest GRAND PRIZE WINNER / COUNTRY DIVISION, and many others. His music is available at iTunes and other e-tailers, and fans can watch the “I Like You” video clip HERE, at CMT.com, GACtv.com or TCN (The Country Network). Additionally, Mark’s “Going Home” video can be viewed by clicking Here .