Songwriter Mark Irwin co-wrote Alan Jackson’s first number one hit “Here In The Real World”, a two time CMA Song of the Year nominee and winner of the Music City News’ Award for Song of the Year 1990.
Aside from also having cuts on Alan Jackson’s CD Drive, Garth Brooks’ The Lost Sessions and Jimmy Buffet’s Take The Weather With You, Mark was a co-writer on the single, “That’s How They Do It In Dixie”, recorded by Hank Williams Jr. (featuring Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Van Zandt).
Some of the other artist that have had the pleasure of recording Mark’s music include, Randy Travis, Martina McBride, George Jones, Julianne Hough, Jessie James, Tracey Lawrence, Sammy Kershaw, Chely Wright, Patty Loveless, Highway 101, The Whites, Chris LeDoux, Bucky Covington, Glen Campbell and Neal McCoy
Mark also earned a placement in the Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw movie Country Strong. The moviestar recorded Irwin’s “Shake That Thing” for the 2010 hit.