Mark Collie

George Mark Collie is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and producer. Collie has won awards and acclaim for his music, acting and his philanthropy. His singing career has included five major-label albums: four for MCA Nashville and one for Giant Records. Sixteen of his singles have charted on Hot Country Songs, including the top ten hits “Even the Man in the Moon Is Cryin” and “Born to Love You”. As a top Nashville songwriter Mark has penned songs for artist such as Tim McGraw, Garth Brookes, Martina McBride and more. With Collie’s creativity and magnetic stage presence it didn’t take long to peak Hollywood’s interest. Soon he was appearing in several television and film roles. He has appeared in a wide range of roles including a riveting portrayal of Johnny Cash, in “I Still Miss Someone” that garnered worldwide acclaim and awards. Perhaps his most talked about big screen role was as guitar-strumming assassin Harry Heck opposite John Travolta in “The Punisher”. This powerful performance introduced Collie to a global audience. In 2016, the world was introduced to Frankie Gray, an alcoholic bar owner turned AA sponsor on the ABC hit series “Nashville”. This role brought with it an entirely new base of adoring fans. Perhaps Collie’s most ambitious work to date is the documentary film and live album, “Alive at Brushy Mountain” recorded inside the walls of Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. The film documents Mark’s journey behind the walls of the prison as he meets inmates and discusses the healing power of music. He also chronicles life after Brushy Mountain as he visits some of the prisoners after their release. The film and live album were released on Universal/Eagle Rock records in October of 2016 leading to his current work as a Music Therapy Ambassador with Corizon’s behavioral health team to develop evidence-based best practices for integrating music into group counseling sessions. This pilot program focuses on inmates diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse Disorder. Continuing on with the love that started it all Mark is currently working on a new studio album slated for a 2018 release.