New South Bass Singer
Mark McCauley has been in the music business for most of his life. He is one of the fortunate performers who has performed with the singers he grew up listening to and is able to consider them contemporaries. “I’ve sung with a lot of different people throughout the years, and the only time I’ve ever been star struck was singing for the Oak Ridge Boys,” he said in that low, soothing voice upon which he’s built a career. “They were the epitome of what I wanted to do, so getting to sing for them was a thrill.”
Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Mark grew up attending gospel sings hosted by Billy Hudson throughout Florida and Southern Georgia. The more he listened, the more he became fascinated with bass singing. He started a collection of gospel albums, and before you could say “Elvira” he was perfecting that low bass voice of his. He sang in his first group, his family’s gospel group, while he was still very young. By his 18th birthday, Mark had joined his first professional quartet. Before he knew it, he was in Nashville on the Billboard country charts with Wally Fowler and the Tennessee Valley Boys. “Before I really knew what I was doing, I was off and running,” he said with a laugh. “I was singing with all those groups I grew up listening to.”
In addition to performing alongside country legends too numerous to mention, Mark has been a member of the Loretta Lynn Show, The Mel Tillis Show, The Blackwood Quartet, the Gospel Singing Jubilee TV series, and even joined Loretta on her A & E television special Loretta Lynn Live. The American Association of Musical Artists (AAMA) voted Mark as Favorite Bass Singer.. twice!
When he isn’t on stage, Mark has many hobbies one wouldn’t immediately associate with a quartet singer. In addition to being an avid fan of video games (old school games primarily), Mark holds a black belt in Kenpo Jiu Jitsu (Shodan) and is a Master Mason with the Branson Masonic Lodge #587. He also isn’t afraid to dress up in a costume every now and then. Just ask him about Batman. Even though Mark is a consummate professional and an interesting man, he still enjoys carrying on that old style tradition of being a bass singer in a quartet, shaking the walls with his unmatched bass notes.
Mark is married to the apple of his eye, his lovely wife Donel. Together, the couple have a son named Jacob, and they attend church at Skyline Southern Baptist Church.
Birthday: April 8
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Entertainers: Oak Ridge Boys
Favorite Song: How Great Thou Art
Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory