3 Chords Records & Country artist Mark McHenry tells stories about life with "3 chords and the truth". McHenry released his debut 5 song EP album 'The Ride Begins" in October 2016, featuring his lead debut single "Gitty up", the Country party song caught on to independent and some south east FM radio airwaves and most of over 60,000 Touch Tune jukebox locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. "Gitty up" has grown as a fan favorite at live shows along with McHenry's 2nd single "I'll bring the beer(you bring the kisses)" McHenry's current single "For keeps" has brought fans to a slow down spin with a truthful view point of longevity relationships and faithfulness. In 2015, Mark was a contestant on the Nash Next country star competition, making to the 3rd round top 100 artist. Mark has been a featured guest on the popular Kentucky based television and radio show "Mary Kutter's: Country Music Hour Show", which is also streamed world wide. McHenry blends his music with the "yesteryears" and "modernage" of Country music, for a generation of New Traditional Country music. The Ride Begins was rated 3.5 by No More Division music blog.
Mark grew up in a family that mainly listened to country and gospel music. He attended several gospel concerts as a child, which started a desire to sing. His grandfather, on his mother's side of his family, exposed Gospel and Country music to him on his record player and television set. McHenry was very shy as a child and didn't want to sing in front of a live audience until he started participating in grade school plays and sang alittle. He attended country music concerts in his young teenage years and his passion started growing stronger. He also sang at a few local kareoke nights. Years later after writing songs with lyrics only, McHenry started taking guitar lessons from the same guy in his home town that sold Mark his first guitar. McHenry did not start performing live music in his home town like most musicians do in there home town, instead he took his Country music dream of being a singer/songwriter to Nashville, TN in 2012 and began paying his dues and learning his craft inside honky tonks and bars, the first venue he performed at was the world famous song writing venue 'The Blue Bird Cafe'. Over the time he spent learning more about his craft and growing as an artist, he's performed shows in Nashville and in different areas in Florida and growing more audiences in other states.
McHenry's debut EP album is now available everywhere music downloads are sold most live streaming outlets. You can listen to his music exclusively on his website, YouTube, Touch Tune jukeboxes and on small market radio and please feel free to request his music on independent and internet radio. Feel free to join McHenry's mailing list for any updates. And you can also find Mark on facebook, instagram and twitter. Gitty Up!