Full Name: Daryl Mark Williams

Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, USA

Known For: And The Crowd Goes Wild (2004) (Album)

Instruments: Guitar, Drums

Music Styles: Country

Location: Kennesaw, Georgia, United States of America

Date Born: 8th August 1973
Location Born: Cleveland, Tennessee, United States of America

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Mark Wills

An American Country singer from Tennessee.

Daryl Mark Williams (born August 8, 1973) is an American country music artist, best known professionally as Mark Wills Signed to Mercury Records between 1996 and 2003, he released five studio albums for the label — Mark Wills, Wish You Were Here, Permanently, Loving Every Minute and And the Crowd Goes Wild — as well as a greatest hits package. In that same timespan, he charted sixteen singles on the Billboard country charts, all of which made the top 40. After leaving Mercury in 2003, he signed to Equity Music Group and charted three more singles. Two of these were later included on his sixth studio album, Familiar Stranger, which was released on the Tenacity label in 2008.

Of his albums, Wish You Were Here is the best-selling, with a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. This album’s title track and the late 2002 release “19 Somethin'” both reached number one on the country music charts. Besides these, six more of his singles have reached Top Ten on the charts: debut single “Jacob’s Ladder”, “Places I’ve Never Been”, “I Do (Cherish You)”, “Don’t Laugh at Me”, “She’s in Love” and a cover version of Brian McKnight’s “Back at One”.

Mark Wills was born Daryl Mark Williams on August 8, 1973 to in Cleveland, Tennessee. His family later moved to Blue Ridge, Georgia. In his teenage years, Wills played in garage bands, taking inspiration from rock groups such as Bon Jovi. During his young adulthood, however, he began to take an interest in country music. He entered a local talent contest in Marietta, Georgia, at age 17, and after winning the contest, he began to perform locally. From there, he went to work as a demo singer in Atlanta, Georgia, before doing the same in Nashville, Tennessee. While in Nashville, he was discovered by record producers Carson Chamberlain and Keith Stegall, who helped him sign to a recording contract with Mercury Records Nashville.

He charted sixteen consecutive top 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including two Number One singles.

In 2003, Wills released his first Greatest Hits compilation; its lead-off single “19 Somethin'” spent seven weeks at the top of the country charts. His last album for Mercury, And the Crowd Goes Wild, was also released in 2003.

Albums include.

Mark Wills (1996)
Wish You Were Here (1998)
Permanently (2000)
Loving Every Minute (2001)
And The Crowd Goes Wild (2004)
Familiar Stranger (to be released)

ACM Awards in 1999 – “New male vocalist”.


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