The strum of six strings, strength of a voice, and story of a song…these are what drew Mark Burke to country music and what sets him apart from others in the industry.
Born and raised in Stuart, Florida, Mark took to music at a very young age. "He (Marks father) played all kinds of music and that’s where I realized the power of a song and that I wanted to write.” To Mark, songwriting isn’t jus something to do – it’s an experience and a way of life. Songwriting is a way to release what you’re feeling, to tell a story, and to connect with people beyond physical and emotional contact.
Instrumentation also came naturally to Mark as he began playing the piano at age seven. However, it wasn't until his senior year when Mark picked up a guitar at a yard sale and began plucking away. Since then, he hasn't looked back
With influences such as Waylon Jennings, Vern Gosdin, Merle Haggard, and Craig Campbell, it’s no wonder why stylistically, Mark’s songs are a cross between George Jones and young Eric Church. His songs have an honesty – a realness – about them. They’re written from the heart, they’re meant to be heard, and they impact listeners. The passion he has for songs and songwriting comes through in his performances and leaves a lasting impression on listeners.
Today, Mark can be found playing shows in Nashville as well as up and down the east coast. He’s also had the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Scotty Emerick, Craig Morgan, James Otto, Chris Cagle, Craig Campbell, Luke Bryan, Josh Gracin, Darryl Worley, Josh Thompson, Jake Owen, and most recently, Chris Young.