Press Release: Mark Mackay Releases New Album, Trials & Tribulations

by Missy Wolf / 2570 days ago / Comments


Country-Rocker Mark Mackay Releases 
New Album—Trials & Tribulations

On Tour Now with Joe Nichols and Jackie Lee

(Nashville, Tenn. -- May 1, 2017) -- Southern California’s country-rocker Mark Mackay has released his new album, Trials & Tribulations, intertwining his west-coast lifestyle with country appeal, one guitar lick at a time. The project is available for download via major digital retailers, and physicals can be purchased at Mackay’s live shows.

“This album compiles my personal songwriting and co-written material, along with outside finds, but all of the tracks remain true to my artistry,” said Mackay. “I think the flow of this album has a quality that traditional country fans will appreciate, while including enough mainstream influence for today’s audience.” 

Trials & Tribulations was recorded in Los Angeles with producer, Phil Dixon and mixed by Christian James Hand. With half of the eight-track collection written solely by Mackay, the project exemplifies his evocative songwriting and authentic sound that sits at the crossroads of country and rock-and-roll.

Los Angeles’ Lucky Strike Live will host Mackay’s album release party on May 11, which will include performances from Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys and Bleeding Harp as well as Mackay. 

Trials & Tribulations Track Listing:

1. I’ve Already Won (Debra Gussin)

2. Settle for a Small Town (Mark Mackay)

3. I Can’t Stop You (Jeffery Steele)

4.  Road to Mustang (Mark Mackay)

5.  I’ll Be Alright (Mark Mackay)

6.  Better in Love (Mark Mackay)

7.  Without Me (Beau Garner)

8.  Reno (Alex Woodard)

Currently on tour with Joe Nichols and Jackie Lee, Mackay has headlined numerous clubs and festivals. He’s also had the opportunity to open for country stars like Frankie Ballard, Eli Young Band, Cole Swindell, Tracy Lawrence and Old Dominion, plus legendary rockers The Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and Orianthi. This past year, Mackay played 230 shows, leading Music Connection to recognize him as one of the Top 100 National Live Acts. For an extended list of tour dates, click here.

Raised in the greater San Francisco area but a longtime resident of Los Angeles, Mackay is a talented multi-instrumentalist who can play guitar, banjo, and piano—in which he is classically trained. Mackay attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood to further expand upon his musical abilities and knowledge.

Mackay is sponsored by Schecter Guitars, D’Addario, Seymour Duncan, Deering, and Red Bull.

For more information on Mark Mackay, please visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  


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Mark Mackay Tour Dates

05/25/2024 : Optimist Ice Arena: Jackson, MI
06/08/2024 : The Amp at Log Still: Gethsemane, KY
06/13/2024 : Boot Barn Hall: Colorado Springs, CO
06/15/2024 : Country Summer Music Festival : Santa Rosa, CA
06/28/2024 : Red Fish Taco: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
06/29/2024 : Red Fish Taco: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
07/06/2024 : Latitude 39: Truckee, CA
07/11/2024 : The Newberry: Great Falls, MT
07/13/2024 : Mercer County Fair: Beulah, ND
08/01/2024 : Cherry Peak Resort: Richmond, UT
08/02/2024 : Cherry Peak Resort: Richmond, UT
08/03/2024 : The Spur Bar and Grill: Park City, UT
08/15/2024 : Riverside Theater: Milwaukee, WI
08/16/2024 : Blue Gate Performing Arts Cent: Shipshewana, IN
08/29/2024 : Monterey Fairgrounds: Monterey, CA
08/30/2024 : Stoneys Rockin Country: Las Vegas, NV

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!