Carman recruits Multi-Genre Stars Leon Russell, Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Cropper, Jason Crabb and more for Critically Acclaimed Project
(Nashville, TN – Jan. 13, 2015) – Mark Carman, a 30 year veteran music producer, can now add another accolade to his achievements and this one is a big one! Carman's production work on the latest release for country superstar T. Graham Brown's Forever Changed, has been recognized with a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album. This is the first Grammy nomination T. Graham Brown's career, his first studio recording in over a decade and his first gospel album.
Along with T. Graham Brown, the project features a host of musical greats from various genres of music including Leon Russell, Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jason Crabb, Steve Cropper and among others. The lineup of talent on this record collectively boasts 26 Grammy awards and 37 Christian music GMA Dove Awards. The task of putting all the pieces together and bringing the puzzle together was not easy, but Mr. Carman is accustomed to hard work.
Growing up in Beckley, WV, Mark began hi career in the early 1980's as a police officer but his passion for music soon carried him to Nashville, TN where he established himself - through hardwork, dedication and perseverance - in songwriting, producing, and working in almost every phase of the music industry. In total, Carman has produced over 2800 recordings in the past 30 years.
Carman states, “There are so many people that have etched my career in music, that I know I will never remember to thank them all, but know, that I am very appreciative and humbled being know as a Grammy nominated producer. T. Graham Brown is one of country music’s great iconic voices and we worked countless hours producing this great record. I am so happy for him and his album getting nominated as one of the best in its category. "
T. Graham Brown comments, “I feel so very blessed by the Grammy nomination and I’m so grateful to Mark [Carman,] my wife Shelia and all the great people at MCM and Sony for their support” said Brown.
The album is available worldwide in retail stores and at all digital outlets.
About MCM World Media:
MCM World Media LLC was formed in November, 2012 by President, Music Producer and CEO Mark L. Carman, long time business associate and Vice President, Frank Scherman and former Los Angeles Radio Programmer, Television Executive Scott Orchard, Vice President of Marketing.
About Forever Changed:
Produced by Mark L. Carman, recorded and mixed by Joe Carrell for MCM World Media, “Forever Changed” is comprised of thirteen tracks featuring guest vocal appearances by popular, award-winning artists Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Leon Russell, Jason Crabb Jeff & Sheri Easter, Steve Cropper, The Booth Brothers, Three Bridges and Jimmy Fortune. A line up of talent that collectively boasts 26 Grammys and 37 Dove Awards. “Forever Changed” is nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album and is going to be re-released on Sony/RED (in conjunction with Mansion Entertainment) on January 27th, 2015.
About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded over thirteen studio albums and charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard charts. Three of these singles reached Number One and eight more reached the Top Ten. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots. This past year his appearance in the concept video for “Working On A Building” with Marty Raybon, Jimmy Fortune and Trace Adkins was aired across multiple national television networks. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year including multiple appearances on the Legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown's uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.