Mark Sherill has been writing songs for 30 years. Sherill says that songwriting and fishing are his favorite pastimes. In a recent interview he stated “when the fish ain’t biting, I’m writin”. Mark has cuts with George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Hoyt Axton, Tanya Tucker and and Blake Shelton just to name a few. NSAI’s Professional Songwriters Division honored Sherill with 2002 Achievement Award (informally dubbed “The Songs I Wish I’d Written”) for “Ol’ Red,” co-written with Don Goodman and James Bohon.
It’s been a good year for me since last year’s Frank Brown Festival. It all started with William Michael Morgan recording a song that we wrote called Lonesomeville. Then Gaylord Entertainment announced they were going to open a chain of Ol’ Red Bar & Grill Restaurants, and if that ain’t enough Sonny Throckmorton and I wrote a song called “Butterfly” that Willie Nelson Recorded on his new CD Called “God’s Problem Child” and it debuted at #1. Thank you Jesus!