Rising Country Rock star Cory Marks has shared the video for ‘Outlaws & Outsiders‘, as featured in the new film and soundtrack from Better Noise Films, Sno Babies. The new video integrates footage from the film, which is due for release in September and includes a soundtrack featuring some of today’s biggest rock artists.
With its mix of classic country and amped-up rock, ‘Outlaws & Outsiders’ has been a new phenomenon at radio and music streaming services. As rock and country audiences continue to fuel the new growth of streaming, Apple and Amazon have led the way with the introduction of popular new country-rock hybrid playlists.
The inclusion of ‘Outlaws & Outsiders’ on these playlists has helped Marks build a large audience and break into the US Top 10 at Active Rock Radio. In the UK, ‘Outlaws and Outsiders’ has been #1 in Kerrang’s airplay chart for the last 28 days, and over the same time period, the 3rd most played record at Planet Rock.
Proving the enthusiasm for the genre, Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), Travis Tritt and Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) appear as featured artists on the radio version of the song. This is the second song from the Sno Babies soundtrack to enter the US Top 10 at radio, following the heels of the first single ‘Sober’ from Better Noise label mates Bad Wolves.
Sno Babies is a gripping tale about the grim realities of teenage drug addiction and its effects on a middle-class suburban town. With social-distancing and stay-at-home orders in place, it remains critically important to support those in early recovery from Substance Use Disorders, perhaps now more than ever. Better Noise Films has partnered with the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) to raise funds that support and sustain recovery resources in local communities impacted by the opioid crisis and COVID-19.
“It’s one thing as an artist to have your music released on streaming platforms and played on the radio (you hope), but to have your music included in a film such as this is a whole other level of amazing – a damn cool accomplishment as an artist and songwriter. The opioid epidemic is only getting worse, especially during times like this where the world is literally shut down. I hope this song and film inspires people to let them know there is always help and other ways to cope with difficult times / circumstances”,says Marks, whose own debut album will be released in August.
“The opioid crisis and the COVID pandemic have disproportionately affected people in early recovery from drugs and alcohol. GRI is raising funds to support local organizations who provide housing, recovery services and other supports to reduce the risk for relapse”,said Catherine Hartnett, Executive Director of GRI.
ABOUT SNO BABIES:
A gripping and emotive tale, Sno Babiesdepicts the grim realities of addiction and its effects on a middle-class suburban town. Kristen and Hannah are best friends –smart, likable and college-bound – and also addicted to heroin. The pair of seemingly unlikely addicts spiral down a path of destruction, hiding their secret from well meaning but busy parents behind pink bedrooms and school uniforms. Directed by Bridget Smith and starring Kristen Kelly (Game of Silence), Paula Andino (Queen of the South), Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me), Evangeline Young (The Good Wife) and Joanne Baron (This Is Us), Sno Babiesshows how easy it can be to both miss and hide the signs of addiction behind the guise of “good” neighborhoods and pleasantly busy communities.
“Having spent 20 years in the streets of Waterbury with my last ten being a detective assigned to vice and narcotics, it is often difficult to explain the why and how it happens. This film captures all of that. Thank you for using your skill to shed light on this.” – Rich Innaimo, Waterbury Police Detective (Ret.)
“From the first minute, I was hooked. Ridiculously powerful movie!” – Recovery Today
ABOUT CORY MARKS:
Cory Marks mixes country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll. Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems and breakup ballads, his songs are rooted in the influence of Cory’s hometown, North Bay, Ontario, where he grew up. When he wasn’t playing 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.