Critically acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter and author, Mark Elliott released his new highly anticipated single “Drunk for Nothin” today on all streaming & download platforms. “Drunk for Nothin'” illustrates the simple joys of life and reminds the listener you don’t need a reason for celebrating. Click here to listen.
“It’s not always about celebrating or partying. It’s not always about chasing the blues away or healing a heartbreak. Sometimes it’s just about kicking your feet up, letting life be what it will be, and getting “Drunk for Nothin’.” – Mark Elliott
Elliott hits the nail on the head with this track that will surely hit the charts and help to establish his sound even more. A similar opening hook to “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser, “Drunk for Nothing” is a strong and tuneful track that could very well be the next sing along song for middle of the road country music lovers. His hardy voice is raspy enough to be considered sultry but also just smooth enough for slow dancing. “Throwing one back for the hell of it… tonight i’m getting drunk for nothing,” this theme is known all too well in today’s contemporary country hits. But somehow, Mark Elliott spins and refreshes it to make the song more personal for country fans- the blue collar working class who drink beer after a hard day’s work. Elliott knows how to connect with his audience, which is why his music works so well.
Written by: Mark Elliott & Gabe Burdulis
Produced by: Gabe Burdulis
Recorded at Trace Horse Sound and Burdhouse
Studios: Nashville, TN
Mixed by: Britt Edwards
Vocals: Mark Elliot
Guitars: Gabe Burdulis
Bass: Andrew Borwn
Drums: John Bostwick
B3: Jimmy Nichols
While still a teen, he caught the attention of legendary songwriter Tom Paxton, who lit a fire in the young writer, leading him to Nashville and a publishing deal with Cherry Lane Music. Today he is a well-published and critically acclaimed songwriter, having won distinguished songwriting awards, including the Kerrville New Folk Award.
He has written for many top publishing houses; Bluewater Music, Maypop Music group, and Sony Music/ATV leading to both independent and major-label artists recording his songs. Billboard Magazine called Mark’s Neal McCoy hit, Every Man for Himself, “a song with rare lyrical and musical edge and the best cut on the album.” Many other industry publications from the likes of Martin Guitar Company’s Sounding Board Magazine and the UK’s Maverick Magazine have heralded his work. Music Row Magazine said of Mark’s, “Almost too good” and “I’ll bet he’s a killer to hear live.”
Alongside an active touring schedule with his band, Runaway Home. Mark also writes books, blogs, and essays. Kirkus Reviews said of Mark’s first full-length book, The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old Boy, “Cheerful, more thoughtful than most reminiscences, and quite enjoyable.”