The Army demands prevented his musical pursuits, but he began writing songs and reconnected to his music roots just before retiring. Since then, he’s penned songs that have topped charts in Texas, on iTunes and CMT.
Now in Nashville, working as a songwriter, Mark’s attitude and work ethic from his past pursuits is evident. He’s pushing boundaries with his style of songwriting, penning real-life tales.
He released his first album just after his Army years and before he moved to Tennessee. In 2018, he released his first single, “Second Chance,” since taking the leap and it has independently reached more than 100,000 streams. The song about the possibility of marrying again shows the depth and style of songwriting listeners can expect to hear.
Mark has used music -- both listening and writing -- as therapy for many years, and hopes his style of songwriting can be something others feel and believe in too. The emotion put into his songwriting as well as his singing comes from a real place, giving his listeners a connection to those real-life moments. Country music is meant to be felt and that’s why Mark Addison Chandler has become a name to know in Nashville.