Mark Wills
Mark Wills

Mark Wills

About Mark Wills

As a teen, country singer Mark Wills won a talent show at a nightclub in Marietta, Georgia, leading to a long-running weekly residency and, eventually, a record deal.

∙ Beginning with the gently swinging love ballad “Jacob’s Ladder,” 16 of Wills’ singles reached the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart between 1996 and 2003.
∙ The title track of 1998’s Wish You Were Here was his first chart-topper, and the Platinum LP is his best-selling album.
∙ Wills was named Top New Male Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1999.
∙ His soul-tinged 2000 cover of R&B singer Brian McKnight’s “Back at One” was among his biggest US hits and also topped the Canadian country charts.
And the Crowd Goes Wild, released in 2003, featured him duetting with Ronnie Milsap on his version of the veteran country star’s 1984 hit “Prisoner of the Highway.”
∙ Vince Gill invited Wills to become the 218th member of the Grand Ole Opry, and he was inducted in 2019.

  • HOMETOWN
    Cleveland, TN
  • BORN
    August 8, 1973

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