"The new Burned At The Crossroads album from Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone is exactly what this scene much more of. Music with intelligence, depth and soul. I truly hope that radio picks up on the greatness of this album. We are the ones that can and should change this music scene back to what it's supposed to be about...the music."
"Mark Allan Atwood has been an entertainer for years, and does it show! Even as a solo act, this enigmatic performer pulls the crowd in with some good ol' fashioned, hell-raisin attitude and then knocks 'em flat with his rough edged, passionately delivered ballads. From his arresting choice of covers to his life-stained, gut-blasting originals, he is Honkytonk at it's best."
““I think Mark has one of the nicest voices in Country.””
"Mark is a unique artist, partly because so many of his songs seem like a friendly conversation with the audience ... one line might be a rock & roller's boast, the next a good old boy's self-deprecating shrug. Plus he's got that big, earthy voice to push those cool songs all the way to the cheap seats, and that's a rare combination."
““Mark Allan Atwood gets the most out of what he does. Life, songwriting, the new CD, or up on stage, you get the same high-octane energy from a man who not only loves music, but is passionate about sharing with those fortunate enough to cross his path. Double-Dog Dare anyone to test my theory, three bars into an MAA song and you'll know what I’m talking about!"”
““Mark Allan Atwood is a True Texas Hippie Honky-Tonker, great new record out, can drink me under the table and a great live show with tunes with substance.””
“I peeled back the cover of this CD and found a rock star doing a country album. It worked for me. Mark Allan Atwood has the soul of a rocker and the voice of a successful country singer. Atwood brings his love for harder styles and his powerful voice to a collection of relatable and entertaining tunes. Atwood pens the lion’s share of the album, with a lone cover of Kristofferson’s “Jesus Was A Capricorn.” The songwriting on the album is direct and allows listeners to take a ride around life with Atwood as he sings about his travels as a performer. Musicians who hear the CD will understand a few of the inside jokes that others might not readily connect with. See more at MAA's artist page at MyTexasMusic.com”