J. Marc Bailey first got the attention of the Country music world back in 2005 with the release of his album “Just to Hang Around.” The success of the album’s Country/Rock title track breaking into the top 40 led to high profile gigs with some of the great names in Country and Rock music including: Chris LeDoux, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Joe Diffie, Gary Allan, Restless Heart, 38 Special, Diamond Rio, Sawyer Brown, Asleep At The Wheel, and many more.
After riding that high, J. Marc decided to step back from the limelight for a while to devote some time to other pursuits and spend time with his family. However, he stayed active in the Country music world. He has been involved in producing, arranging, writing, engineering, promoting and even booking other acts. But his heart eventually drew him back to his guitar, and to the fans.
Bailey launched his comeback in 2018 with the release of the single “Midnight Here In Carolina.” Since then he has produced a steady stream of work. 2020 was a particularly productive year in which the singer released a dozen new tracks, including the breakout single “Once a Cowboy”, written by Jeffrey Steele and Recorded at Hilltop Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, the song is already in heavy rotation across the real and virtual worlds.
He was quoted as saying, "nothing can compare to the feeling of performing live and connecting with friends who feel the way you do about things. One of the biggest thrills I have ever experienced was the first time I looked down and saw a grinning face singing along with every word of a song that I had written and was performing, I lost my place and totally forgot my lyrics - WHAT A RUSH!"
The name of the new Studio Project is "Hang On A Little Longer" and has already seen some of the tunes released to the major streaming channels with huge response from fans... and there is more to come!