Mark McKinney is an almost local boy who grew up in Big Spring, Texas (Just up the road). Mark released his first solo album, “Get It On” back In the summer of 2006, hit the road touring full time and is now getting ready to release his fifth studio album in February, 2017. He is also about to play Blaine's Pub this Friday!

Mark is currently putting some finishing touches on his fifth studio album due out in February 2017.  McKinney is touring his home state of Texas in advance of the new album release!

Mark's first single off his upcoming album is called 'Sunshine,' which turned out to be a number one song for him.

McKinney is certainly no stranger to seeing quite a few of his songs enjoying chart success. With four studio albums (soon to be five), Fifteen Top 10 hits on the Texas Country Charts, and an ever-growing fan base, Mark just keeps getting bigger and better!

It will be interesting to hear what McKinney's new album will sound like. He enjoys keeping his fans guessing. Considered by Texas music fans to be a powerhouse of a writer and entertainer, McKinney’s wide range of musical influences are clearly evident in his highly original songs ranging from emotion and lyric rich Americana songs, to rowdy country anthems, to delicately crafted love songs.

Over the course of his career, McKinney has shared the stage with music legends like Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent, Robert Earl Keen, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Ryan Bingham, Randy Rogers, Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler, Pat Green and more.

McKinney also gained national recognition by having several songs licensed and used by ESPN and NASCAR. He also had several music videos appear on GAC and CMT.

In the summer of 2008 during a tour in France, McKinney won the French Country Music Award for “Live Performance of the Year” for his concert at the Equiblues Festival in St. Agreve France. He is in great company- previous winners of this award include Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, and Dierks Bentley.

I encourage you to head for Blaine's Pub this Friday, Nov. 11th if you want to hear a great show. He will certainly give you one!

To get you ready for Mark McKinney in concert this Friday, check out his number one song 'Sunshine' in the above video!