: “Outlaws & Outsiders” (featuring Travis Tritt, Ivan Moody and Mick Mars), the debut track from Better Noise Music Nashville’s flagship artist – Cory Marks – mixes the passion and honesty of country music with the explosive energy of rock & roll.   The track boasts guest appearances from Country icon Travis Tritt, Metal icon Ivan Moody from Five Finger Death Punch and Rock icon Mick Mars from Motley Crue. “Outlaws & Outsiders” embodies the similarities between Country and Rock music and their fans.

“’Outlaws & Outsiders’ is a song for anyone who’s ever felt different, or like an outsider period,” Cory explains. “You can be an outlaw in many different ways and as an artist, for me it’s simply creating something different, something unique and out of the box.  It is doing my own thing and telling my own story.”   Helping him tell his story are one of his Country idols, Travis Tritt, Five Finger Death Punch vocalist, Ivan Moody – who is no stranger to Rock/Country collaborations with his band’s #1 hit at US and Canadian Alt Radio “Blue On Black” (featuring Kenny Wayne Shepard, Brantley Gilbert and Brian May) and newly minted Nashville resident / guitar God, Mick Mars

“Growing up on country and rock music – being inspired by songs like The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman,” bands like Deep Purple and the iconic Ozzy Osbourne, the original outlaws & outsiders Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings – shaped my musical style.  It’s a true honor to be working with the country music outlaw of my generation the great Travis Tritt,” explains Cory. “He is such a down to earth guy and a great pleasure to work with, he’s the real deal and I’m very thankful to be working with him. “  The session was Tritt’s first recording in 14 years. “I was flattered to be asked to contribute my vocals to the Cory Marks single, ‘Outlaws and Outsiders’. I’m excited to see what the future holds for this talented young artist,” Tritt explains.

Marks recorded with award-winning producer Kevin Churko. The two worked together in Churko’s Las Vegas studio, capturing the energy and electricity of Cory’s live show. It was a natural partnership. Like Cory, Kevin had grown up playing drums, eventually expanding his career to include collaborations with country artists like Shania Twain and rock icons like Ozzy Osbourne. “We both appreciate country music greats like Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, but we love the heavier side of rock & roll and metal, too,” Cory says of his producer and mentor. “We decided to mash it all together. It’s funny, because when I was growing up, my favorite records were Ozzy records. I dreamt of having that kind of production on one of my own records. Sure enough, seven years into my career, I’ve partnered with the producer who worked on all those albums. What a cool circle.”

Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, drinking songs, and breakup ballads, Cory Marks’ songs are rooted in the influence of his hometown, where he grew up surrounded by the salt-of-the-earth residents of North Bay, Ontario. It was there where he began playing drums at ten years old. Whenever he wasn’t banging along to songs by Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush, he was listening to his parents’ country records, developing a deep appreciation for outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Those two genres — classic country and amped-up rock — would eventually join forces in Marks’ own music, earning him a string of gigs with heavyweights like Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert along the way.

Marks will hit the road with beloved Canadian Country star, Gord Bamford.  Bamford has 26 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multiple JUNO nominations and two Country Music Association (CMA) Global Country Artist awards. The artists will be touring together throughout Canada on #REDNEK Music Fest from Spring to Summer 2020.

#REDNEK MUSIC FEST TOUR:

With GORD BAMFORD (dates subject to change):  Get tickets HERE

Friday, February 21, 2020

Sandman Centre

Kamloops

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Westoba Place

Brandon

Friday, March 13, 2020

Mosaic Place

Moose Jaw

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Gold Eagle Casino

North Battleford

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Trans Alta Tri Leisure Centre

Spruce Grove

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bowes Event Centre

Grande Prairie

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Northern Regional Rec Centre

Fort Nelson

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Belle Centre

Peace River

Monday, March 23, 2020

Vanier Hall

Prince George

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

R.E.M Lee Theatre

Terrace

Friday, March 27, 2020

South Okanagan Events Centre

Penticton

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Abbotsford Centre

Abbotsford

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Bailey Theatre

Trail

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Enmax Centre Arena

Lethbridge

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Calgary

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bold Centre

Lac La Biche

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Wildrose Rec Centre

Sedgewick

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Nexen Fieldhouse

Fort McMurray

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Affinity Place

Estevan