Cory Marks, the next generation of Nashville´s country rock releases His New Single “Better Off”
“Better Off” the second single from Better Noise Music Nashville artist, Cory Marks, is a rocking, countrified reflection on love not-quite-lost. The relatable break-up ballad is about bittersweet moment of parting ways with a toxic person in your life for your own happiness, even though it’s hard to let them go. The video for “Better Off” is a walk through a town filled with memories of that previously-special someone. “I had a great time on set while making this video. Blake (director Blake Judd) did a great job showing love and loss while not being too obvious about but still capturing great moments in and out of the relationship” explains Cory.
“Outlaws & Outsiders” (featuring Ivan Moody, Travis Tritt and Mick Mars), debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock, Hard Rock Digital Songs and Country Digital Song sales charts. Soundscan digital sales charts saw the track debut at #1 on US and Canadian Rock Genre and #2 on Canadian Country Genre chart. The track peaked on iTunes Country Songs Charts around the world – with #1 position in Canada, #5 position in the UK and Australia. The track also peaked at #1 debut on the Amazon Outlaw & Progressive Country chart and #3 in Country New Releases. Spotify’s playlists, All New Rock, Hard Rock, Hot Road Trip and Rock Rotation all added the track upon release. People from all over the world have been taking to social media to confirm that fans of Country and Rock music genres have more in common than ever before thought. “I was brought here because of Ivan Moody and I think I’m in love with this song” commented fan Beep Boop Yeet via YouTube.
Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, drinking songs, and breakup ballads, Cory Marks’ songs are rooted in the influence of his hometown, where he grew up surrounded by the salt-of-the-earth residents of North Bay, Ontario. It was there where he began playing drums at ten years old. Whenever he wasn’t banging along to songs by Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush, he was listening to his parents’ country records, developing a deep appreciation for outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Those two genres – classic country and amped-up rock – would eventually join forces in Marks‘ own music, earning him a string of gigs with heavyweights like Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert along the way.