One listen to the smooth, baritone voice of Mark Leach and you quickly realize that the future of country music is in good hands. At just 26 years old, Mark has always had an innate sense of who is musically that has been shaped by many influences. Growing up in a small town just outside of Akron, OH, Mark got his first taste of performing through a couple of sources: First, in his high school’s theater program where a teacher pushed him beyond his comfort zone and second, playing in various bands with high school friends.
From there, Mark took the next step in his career by fronting his own band in college. Playing clubs and festivals in the Ohio area, Mark quickly established himself as a crowd favorite and was often the requested opening act for regional and national artists traveling through the area. At the same time, Mark was making frequent visits to Nashville, and when he made the decision to move to Music City in 2015, not only was it anticipated, but it was celebrated with broad excitement from his fans.
In 4 short years, Mark has released three self-funded projects. "With Love From Tennessee" in 2013 was followed by the EP "Let’s Get Lost" in 2014. And in 2016, for his first project after moving to Nashville, Mark partnered with Grammy-nominated producer Matt McClure (known for his work with Lee Brice), and the resulting EP "Homemade" turned out to be a "home run" with a #11 appearance on the iTunes chart. In 2017, Mark recorded and released his latest single "She Don’t Go To Church" after massive fan response on his YouTube page when he posted an acoustic version shortly after writing the song. The signs of a hit were there – the single hit #2 during pre-orders, the only independent single to land among the major label artists at that high level, pointing to many good things to come.
Mark tours regularly, and in addition to his own headlining shows, he has had the opportunity to open for a growing list of national artists including Kip Moore, Gary Allan, Granger Smith, Colt Ford, Chris Jansen, Jon Pardi, and the biggest yet – Eric Church. “That was the most surreal phone call of my life,” Mark says about being asked to open for Church at The Country Fest in Ohio in 2016.
Since moving to Music City, Mark has spent much of his time writing with prominent songwriters around town and working on new material for his next release. With the success of the last few years, the coming years will be the brightest yet for Mark. “My fans become my friends and I’m always looking to meet new friends in new cities, and build on what has been a lot of fun for me through the years.” We look forward to coming to a city near you.