Mark Bishop "Some Distant Mountain"
  • Mark Bishop "Like A Songbird That Has Fallen"
  • Mark Bishop "Across The River"
  • Mark Bishop "Prophet Admiration"
  • Mark Bishop "All My Tears Be Washed Away"
  • Mark Bishop "Hardly The Load"
  • Mark Bishop "Were You There"
  • Mark Bishop "Shall We Gather At The River"
  • Mark Bishop "One Wide River To Cross"
  • Mark Bishop "The Most Ordinary Days"
  • Mark Bishop "Gospel Plow"
  • Mark Bishop "Early My God Without Delay"
  • Mark Bishop "Like A Songbird That Has Fallen"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (03:34) [8.18 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "Across The River"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (03:30) [8.02 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "Prophet Admiration"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (02:10) [4.96 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "All My Tears Be Washed Away"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (03:44) [8.56 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "Hardly The Load"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (03:39) [8.36 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "Were You There"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (01:37) [3.71 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "Shall We Gather At The River"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (02:39) [6.05 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "One Wide River To Cross"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (01:48) [4.1 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "The Most Ordinary Days"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (03:46) [8.63 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "Gospel Plow"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (02:10) [4.96 MB]
  • Mark Bishop "Early My God Without Delay"
    Genre: Southern Gospel
    MP3 (02:26) [5.57 MB]
Biography
Award-winning Gospel singer, songwriter, and producer Mark Bishop is not one to look back or become burdened by the path he has already trodden. “Songwriters by nature are always moving forward,” he says, “You’re looking to create something new.” That quest is what makes Some Distant Mountain, his newest project for Sonlite Records — and his first since 2019’s GRAMMY-nominated Beautiful Day — feel so special. Inspired by an exploration of American roots music and its origins in Celtic, European, and African traditional music, Some Distant Mountain traverses centuries and continents to celebrate the Gospel in all of its glory. Bishop freely explores these histories with curiosity and respect, but does not burden himself with expectations of strict adherence to academic accuracy. Rather, he allows his unique voice as an artist shine through, refracting off of the angled facets of dozens of interconnected histories.

To realize his musical vision, Bishop turned to producers Jeff Collins and bassist Mark Fain, who assembled a top shelf cast of multi-instrumentalist master musicians David Johnson, Andy Leftwich and Jeff Taylor — all schooled in the different strands of roots music styles that lay at the heart of Bishop’s concept — alongside an equally stellar selection of harmony vocalists in Lauren Talley, the Isaacs’ Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Endless Highway’s Ally Griggs, and the Sisters’ Valerie Medkiff. Inspired both by the songs’ powerful messages and Bishop’s adventurous spirit, the ensemble delivered compelling performances that underline the collection’s distinctive power.

Driven by an overarching theme of perseverance, the album itself resonates with the power of the moment we are in. Having emerged shaken and transformed by life in a pandemic, each track on Some Distant Mountain reads like a love letter from the past, steeped in wisdom and experience from those who came before. “You’re stopping and you’re looking at the vista behind you,” says Bishop. “You’re looking at your roots.”

About Mark Bishop
GRAMMY-nominated Mark Bishop has one of the most distinctive voices in all of Gospel Music. He is also regarded as one of the preeminent Gospel songwriters of our generation. His songs have been recorded by several of today’s most popular Gospel Music groups. Once you have heard one of Mark’s thought-provoking songs, you’ll immediately know why Gospel Music lovers consider him one of the genre’s top singer/songwriters.

Mark’s musical roots trace back to idyllic summer evenings in Kentucky, singing on the front porch with his family. It was then that the Bishop family began to form a musical foundation that would usher them to the forefront of Gospel Music. During their career, The Bishops enjoyed enormous success across all outlets, with twenty-seven national Top-40 songs, including twelve Top 5 songs and three Number 1 songs.

Since embarking on a solo career in 2002, Mark Bishop has not missed a beat. He has been honored with multiple nominations and awards in a broad range of categories from leading Gospel Music publications and organizations. He is one of the select few soloists who have been invited to perform on the Main Stage of Gospel Music’s signature event, the National Quartet Convention. Over the past thirty years, Mark’s songs are staples on Gospel Music radio, accumulating numerous hits on the national airplay charts. In 2021, his album, Beautiful Day, was nominated for the Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY.

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