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 recent 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).
Mark was also a co- writer and co-producer on the recent Bomshel single “19 And Crazy.”
A list of other artists who have recorded Mark’s tunes includes 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
At present, Mark has a few cuts in the can waiting to be released, recorded by Martina McBride, Bomshel and Dierks Bently, as well as up and coming artists Billy Ray Cyrus, The Dirt Drifters, Ashley Gearing and Walker Hayes.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow also recorded one of Mark’s songs, “Shake That Thing” for her movie Country Strong costarring Tim McGraw.