(Nashville, TN) Â â€“ Joe Armstrong is returning to MARK209 to fill the bass position.
Many of MARK209â€™s fans will recognize Joe as the original bass singer for the group, featured on their â€œFrom the Heart of Nashvilleâ€ and â€œGrassroots 1â€ CDs.Â Joe has been no stranger to Gospel music outside of MARK209.Â His resume includes a stint with The Stamps Quartet and membership with such classic groups as The Florida Boys and The Blackwood Quartet.Â Joe has been traveling with MARK209 over the past two months on an interim basis meeting fans and learning the program and he recently agreed to take the position full time.
With the return of Jimmy Reno two years ago and now Joe Armstrong, MARK209 is featuring their original lineup.
â€œEven after Joe left our band in 2012, weâ€™ve stayed in touch and enjoyed catching up when we would run into each other on the road.Â Just hours after the word got out that we were looking for a bass singer, I received a call from Joe telling me heâ€™d like to return to MARK209,â€ says Jym Howe, the groupâ€™s lead singer.Â Tenor singer, Nathaniel Justice adds, â€œJoe is a favorite among those who have heard his powerful bass voice and one of the most personable men you will meet in the music industry â€¦ Joe never meets a stranger.Â And itâ€™s arguable that Joe is the lowest bass singer in the industry today.Â Heâ€™s been consistently hitting the bottom note on the piano with us each night.â€
Jym finishes with, â€œWe feel the name Joe Armstrong should be a household name for any Gospel music fan and we are thrilled that he is back with us.Â THE BANDâ€™S BACK TOGETHER!â€
Joe and his wife Dena reside in Maplesville, Alabama and he is now busy with the arduous task of learning all of MARK209â€™s material and preparing for their highly popular Christmas tour which begins in New York on November 30.
Make your plans to see the original MARK209 at a concert near you by checking their tour schedule.
MARK209 is based out of Nashville, TN. The band takes their name from Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, which leads to Music Row, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman Auditorium. Â MARK209 entertains audiences across the United States with their brand of Gospel, their Family Friendly Country Concert, and their popular Christmas show â€œChristmas from the Heart of Nashville.â€ Â Â MARK209 is proudly sponsored by Sound Solutions (Oxford, AL).
For more information about MARK209 and for their tour schedule, visitÂ www.MARK209.com. Â For booking inquiries call 615-246-2667.