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Classic Rewind: Mark Collie – ‘On The Day I Die’

2 responses to “Classic Rewind: Mark Collie – ‘On The Day I Die’

  1. Luckyoldsun June 27, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Collie was a very underrated artist. His first two albums on MCA in the early ’90s, “Hardin County Line” and “Born and Raised in Black and White” were excellent, but he couldn’t seem to really break through in that era of young Garth, Clint, Alan, Travis Tritt, Chesnutt, Diffie, etc. The title songs were both killers. Mark did “Black and White” as a solo and his was as good or better than later versions by the Highwaymen as a trio and Brooks & Dunn as a duet. He finally had some chart success with his third album, titled just “Mark Collie,” and its hit radio singles “Born to Love You” and “Even the Man in the Moon is Crying.”
    This live recording is from Mark’s “Alive at Brushy Mountain” Penitentiary in the 2000’s, an album obviously heavily influenced by Johnny Cash’s “Live at Folsom Prison” and “San Quentin” albums.
    I actually saw Mark live in the early 90’s in a club just north of Times Square in NYC, opening for none other than the “Man in Black,” himself.
    I recall that Mark re-emerged in the middle of Cash’s set and they did an acoustic duet of “I Still Miss Someone.” Those were the days!

    • Jonathan Pappalardo June 27, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      I’ve always loved his less remembered #13 hit “Hard Lovin’ Woman” from 1994.

      I doubt many people knew or realized Mark had a very high-profile and prominent recurring role on the fourth season of Nashville as the volatile bar owner Deacon went into business with. It was the show’s final season on ABC. I also doubt anyone watching the show would’ve even known who he was at all.

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