Backyard Jams featuring Mark Narmore

FREE concert in Downtown's Backyard. The grill fires up at 6. Music starts at 7. Join us for this family-friendly concert.

Jam sessions and shop talk are encouraged before and after the show, so bring your instruments and join in. 

This week's featured artist: Mark Narmore

Mark was raised and still resides in Center Star, Alabama in the shadow of the music mecca of Muscle Shoals. He grew up loving and emulating the sounds from those Shoals studios and has had a 25 plus year career as a songwriter. He graduated from Brooks High in 1983, then attended the University Of North Alabama where he received a degree in commercial music in 1988. Mark also worked locally as a radio announcer. With over 80 cuts to his credit, he has had songs recorded by Josh Turner, John Michael Montgomery, Shenandoah, Blackhawk, Terri Clark, Craig Morgan and many others. His song "That's What I Love About Sunday" was the most performed song at country radio in 2005 according to Billboard magazine and spent five weeks at number one. Also it was the #8 Billboard country song of the 2000's decade. His first cut was on the Shoals supergroup Shenandoah--"Moon Over Georgia" and became a top five hit nationally.

Mark was also co-writer along with Walt Aldridge on the number two country hit by Blackhawk, "Like There Ain't No Yesterday". Mark was awarded a bronze star for his musical achievements. It is on permanent display in the lobby of the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame.

Mark’s songs have appeared on seven gold or platinum albums. Mark has been a staff songwriter for FAME, Jody Williams Music, Reba McEntire's Starstruck Music Group, March Music, Sony ATV Tree and currently for Noble Vision Music Group in Nashville.Mark has had 12 songs co-written with and recorded by Josh Turner.

Backyard Jams Concert Series is produced in coordination with Barry Billings. Billings is a Shoals Musician with a storied history. He has recently played with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Billing's song "Brother John" is featured on the 2015 Grammy-winning album Muscle Shoals Recordings by the Steel Drivers and is known as one of the highlights of the album. He has recorded with The Swampers and traveled with Marie Osmand and the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose.