Mark Allan Atwood to Perform at THE EVENT this SATURDAY

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Due to entertainment cancellations, Texas Music Associations' 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year Mark Allan Atwood will perfomr from 2:00 - 3:30 this Saturday. www.markallanatwood.com for more information.

Texas recording artists, Diamond Plate will headline the event for the street dance later in the evening. The EVENT promises lots of great food, music, entertainment and a beautiful day in downtown Hearne.

Mark Allan Atwood describes himself as, “A dad, an animal lover, a good bandmate, a singer, an avid fan of good songwriting and a mediocre guitarist trying to get better…pretty much in that order.”

Atwood splits what downtime he has these days between his Hill Country home in Burnet, TX with his daughter, Cierra, a BHS Senior, and in the Fort Worth area with his longtime friend and current manager (and girlfriend), Candice Wagner, owner of Texas Tones Entertainment and partner/on-air talent for BigStar 97 Radio. He can often be found traveling with his four-legged pal, Brutus, the furry and lovable Great Pyrenees.

Most of the time, however, he stays busy covering thousands of miles a month, playing shows across the Lone Star State and surrounding states, with his talented cohorts in the band Brimstone, Matt Nunn, Rich Tulp, Jason Nunnenkamp and Mitch Connell, as well as traveling as a solo acoustic performer. Occasionally, Atwood still does Atwood-Childs shows with his friend and writing partner, Heath Childs, performing their own tunes and songs from their critically acclaimed duet album, Trading Pains.

The latest album (Atwood’s fourth), is a 12-song, half studio/half live project with Brimstone, titled Alive & Well and was released in June 2013. Produced and engineered by friend and five-time Grammy recipient Adam Odor, Alive & Well has already spawned two radio hits. Both “Loser” and “One Horse” (a duet with Texas Country icon Bart Crow) have enjoyed radio success in Texas and beyond, on stations supporting the independent Texas Country scene. Loser peaked in the early summer of 2013 in the 30′s and 40′s across all three major charts that track the 100-plus statewide and regional radio stations supporting Texas Country music and its fans, and One Horse is expected to exceed its predecessor’s heights. The third single release from Alive & Well will be “Skye’s Lullaby,” a tune Atwood wrote to and for his daughter.

In addition to Texas Music Awards nominations for Duo of the Year (Atwood-Childs released 2011) and Album of the Year (Burned at the Crossroads with Brimstone released 2012), Atwood was awarded TMA’s for Rising Star (2010), My Texan Award (2012) and Male Vocalist of the Year (2013). Odor was also nominated in 2012 by the TMA’s as Producer of the Year for his work on Brimstone’s Burned at the Crossroads album.

Whether it is from a stool with an acoustic guitar or stomping around stages while wielding a Les Paul in front of Brimstone, a Mark Allan Atwood performance delivers relatable songs, colorful stories and powerful vocals that will reach the furthest corners of the biggest venues and touch the shared experiences of his audience.

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