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Mark Wayne Glasmire's Summer Anthem Gives Nod To Sunny Days, Warm Nights & Jimmy Buffett
"I Like You" Debuts At #2 On HotDisc Chart
Nashville, TN (July 11, 2011) -- Singer/songwriter Mark Wayne Glasmire jumps back onto the HotDisc Chart with a sweet summer sensation, "I Like You." The calypso-feel and airy vocals bring to mind swaying palm trees, a stroll in the sand, sunny days, warm nights - and Jimmy Buffett.
"I've always been a big fan of Buffett's," says Glasmire. "Really, who doesn't like Jimmy?" Mark "channeled" the iconic "beach bum" and nailed the vibe; now he's hoping somehow, someday, someone will play "I Like You" for the big man himself. "So if you see Jimmy," Mark adds with his trademark grin, "Tell him I've got this song for him!"
With a debut at the #2 spot on the HotDisc chart, it looks like Glasmire has a hit with "I Like You" before Buffett even had a chance to hear the song. It's a sing-along salute with a great feel, and it's a love song, too:
"I like the feeling of warm summer rain
And I like the sky bright and blue
There are so many things that I like in this world
But most of all I like you" - MWG
"A lot of folks think I just write slow songs," says Glasmire with a chuckle. "And I do write a lot of ballads, but I thought it'd be a nice change-up to release a song with some tempo this time around." In 2009, Mark went to #5 with the mid-tempo "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright," and in 2010, he released the chart-topping power ballad, "You Opened My Eyes" (#1 for four weeks). Obviously no stranger to international audiences, Mark hopes "I Like You" strikes a chord with new listeners - and helps broadens his overseas fan base. "There is nothing I'd like better than to be able to take my live show to European audiences," Glasmire says. In the meantime, Mark will continue with an active U.S touring schedule, and put the finishing touches on his upcoming CD, due out later this year.
Fans can see Mark's complete itinerary, and listen to audio clips at www.markwayneglasmire.com.
Mark Wayne Glasmire has traveled from the New York City folk scene of the '80s to Nashville's storied songwriter rounds and beyond. His voice is a full-bodied, yet crisp tenor that shines with power and purity. His music has been described as "like Harry Chapin pitching pennies with James Taylor in front of The Beatles' museum." - Midpoint Music Festival Guide. A talented songwriter, Glasmire has entered (and won) a host of songwriting competitions, including Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize, Country Song Division, May, 2010), First Place Honors in: B. W. Stevenson Memorial Songwriting Competition, Dallas Songwriters Association Int'l Songwriting Competition (Dallas, TX) and GINA/LAWIM Songwriting Competition (Los Angeles, CA). The Pennsylvania native now resides in Arlington, Texas and tours regularly at Festivals and Fairs, as well as at more intimate venues. He's recently shared the stage with Guy Clark and Dierks Bentley.
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