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Doff your caps to the ladies, gentlemen.
This week, the fairer sex rules the listening session. Carrie Underwood has a splendid outing with the Randy Travis goldie “I Told You So.” Newcomer Christen Sawyer is our DisCovery Award winner.
CHRISTEN SAWYER/Crazy Writer: Oliverius/Sawyer; Producer: Mark Oliverius; Publisher: none listed; Rapid Rise (track) (www.christensawyer.com) —This is not the Willie Nelson/Patsy Cline “Crazy.” It is a feisty little bopper with some sting in its sound. She sings with plenty of oomph, and a sizzling, searing electric guitar echoes her at every turn. This is one hot disc.”
— Robert K. Oermann/Music Row Magazine
“Burns & Poe…"Second Chance".
“In a word, “Wow.” LOVE the track: It pulses like a heartbeat. Michelle aches exquisitely in her lead vocal. The chorus has monstrous hooks. This thing has the wings of a mighty angel. - ROBERT K. OERMANN ”
— Robert K. Oermann, Music Row”
— Music Row Magazine
"Mark is a great producer!"
— Tom Long, Sony/ATV Music
"If I had to use one word to describe Mark Oliverius, it would be 'soul!' It's the way he writes and performs! It's who he is."
Robert White Johnson--Producer (Van Zandt), Writer ("Where Does my Heart Beat Now"-Celine Dion), Singer extraordinaire
— Robert White Johnson
"....this is remarkable production!"
Jody Williams (President of Jody Williams Music commenting on the Hewitt Sisters project).
— Jody Williams/President BMI
"I have worked with a lot of producers and written with my share of writers in my time, but I have never found the professionalism and talent wrapped up in one person until working with Mark Oliverius. His tracks are unique and clear...and his work ethic is first class. My favorite co-writer and producer to this day."
— Kelly Lang
"Mark Oliverius is the best kept secret in Nashville"
— Burt Stein (President, Gold Mountain Entertainment - manages Ronnie Milsap, Lorr
"In a town of 'what can you do for me's', I know one guy that lives by the motto 'how can this project be better'. Mark Oliverius is all about the music and he IS the real deal! His 'outside the box' approach has made him sought out as a writer and producer. Never have I felt so comfortable in the studio knowing that my music is in the hands of a man who wants it to be as perfect as I do. Not only does he have more soul and groove than anyone I've
worked with before, but his positive attitude makes him my number one choice in Nashville... he is a musical genius..."
— Marci Mitchell
"This is one of the hottest, sexiest things I've ever heard. Unbelievable."
— Hank Wiliams (Grammy-winning mastering engineer--Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffet) on
"This is great production!"
— Bruce Burch, EMI Music/Head of University of Georgia Commercial Music Program
"I wanted my first experience in Nashville to be with the best and Mark provided me with a great studio and the best musicians I have ever worked with. Mark and all the musicians were not only extremely professional, they also made the demo a lot of fun to make. I couldn't have imagined working with a better producer for my first time. He found some great material and worked on my project until it was even better than I hoped for."
— Katy Armiger/Cold River Records
"I've got to say, I couldn't have met anyone any better than Mark to produce my demo. I just got finished telling my brother how amazing each song we cut sounded. Mark puts a touch that's all his. And what's even more awesome is, it's what I really and truly wanted for my demo. I've sat back listening over and over. I'm loving it so much, that I forget it's me. Mark couldn't have produced this any better. It's leaves me with a whole new confidence."
— Ashton Shepherd
"I am convinced that Mark Oliverius is one of the most gifted producers in Nashville and I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with him. His musical creativity and songwriting talent set him apart from everyone else in town. He's just the guy you need in the producer's seat when you're ready to take your career to the next level. I couldn't be happier with the results...these songs are the BEST I have had in my career and they are drawing attention all around Nashville. The quality is unmatched and they sound like they're ready for radio! I am SO proud of this project. Thanks for everything!"
— Jenny Brooks
"Only once or twice in my 30 year career has someone impressed me as much as you Mark. I have always believed that the true key to success is staying focused in the midst of confusion, and lets face it, this business can be very hard to stay focused on at times. You have mastered this key. Your incredible talent as a producer and songwriter has prompted me to drop you a line just to say how much I admire and respect you. Thanks for all you do"
— TG Sheppard
"Everything sounds UNBELIEVABLE! I honestly got tears in my eyes as I listened. I'm so proud of this whole project. And I'm stunned at the job you did. Thank you so very much!"
— Ashton Shepherd
"Mark is a great producer."
— Lorrie Morgan
"Mark is as good a producer as there is in Nashville."
— Bobby Roberts, President Bobby Roberts Entertainment
"The music is outstanding.... Mark is one of the premiere talent discoverers in Nashville."
— Billy Block
"Mark Oliverius is a great talent scout."
— Jody Williams, President, BMI Nashville
"There is no one better than Mark Oliverius for capturing raw energy and emotion on tape!"
— Bryan Keith Burns/Trick Pony
"Working with Mark grew my confidence as a songwriter and a singer. His high energy, full steam ahead, shoot from the hip attitude keeps you on your toes and pushes you to achieve and improve. He is innovative yet simultaneously careful to not OVER produce. Mark is tasteful and true to the music."
— Angie Johnson "The Voice"/Sony Records
"When I think of Mark Oliverius I think of his great talent for picking or writing great songs and then producing them like no one else. His tracks and production always reminds me of my favorite producer David Foster."
— TG Sheppard