For the past decade, Mark Bishop has traveled as a soloist and weâ€™ve benefited from the time heâ€™s spent getting to his engagements. If you were to ask Mark where he does a lot of his songwriting, the answer might come back â€œInterstate 40â€ or some other highway or backroad.
Matter-of-fact, we did ask Mark about it. He said, â€œYes, I have two writing places. Foremost, eighty percent of my songs come to me while driving, since I do so much of it. The other twenty percent is on my front porch swing here at home. I’m not much for writing in a cubicle or an office!â€
As an artist, Mark is a unique Gospel music treasure, but even more so because of the many wonderful songs heâ€™s written. Weâ€™re all beneficiaries of the blessings they bring.
A Mark Bishop song will always include spiritual depth and biblical accuracy, but occasionally he alludes to the yet-to-be-revealed joys of the sweet by and by, like he does on this album with “An Old Stone The Lord Rolled Away” and “They Canâ€™t Receive Their Reward.” Mark also tackled the topic in previous outings in the songs â€œI Got Here As Fast As I Couldâ€ and â€œBlue Skies.â€
Itâ€™s very likely Mark Bishop pulled over to write many of these outstanding new songs, and we believe youâ€™ll be compelled to â€œpull overâ€ and listen. Mark Bishop writes songs filled with heart. Godâ€™s heart.
I Can Rejoice will be available at Crossroads, iTunes, Amazon and in stores everywhere August 14, 2012.