DT: JUNE 23, 2023
FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR
BREAKOUT COUNTRY-ROCK STAR
RELEASES NEW SINGLE
INSPIRED BY SNOWBIRDS AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM
“SNOWBIRDS” MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW VIA YOUTUBE
WATCH IT HERE
Cory Marks (Credit: Ed Regan)
“Snowbirds” Single Art
Today, June 23, breakout country-rock star CORY MARKS shares his patriotic new song “Snowbirds,” inspired by the Snowbirds air demonstration team, and his own passion for flying. The song is available now via Better Noise Music and across all streaming platforms here: https://corymarks.ffm.to/snowbirds.
Produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Shania Twain), “Snowbirds” is a powerful, anthemic track that features CORY’s unique talent of mixing country music with rock elements. As a licensed pilot, CORY dedicated the track to the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, who, for over 52 years, have proudly upheld the legacy of military aviation excellence as Canada’s elite air demonstration team.
The official “Snowbirds” music video showcases CORY performing the song in both English and French language, combined with breath-taking close-ups and rarely seen angles from recent Snowbirds demonstrations, and footage from CORY‘s flight with the Snowbirds in 2017. The result is an exhilarating, better-than-front-row seat for a Snowbirds show that fans could ever hope for. Watch the music video streaming below or directly via YouTube here.
“I’ve been a fan of the Snowbirds since I was a kid and always will be,” says CORY. “When I started my music career, I was attending the Royal Military College of Canada enrolled as a pilot, hoping to become a Snowbird one day,’ CORY shares. “Working with the Snowbirds team is a true inspiration and I’m extremely proud and humbled to have my song played during their demonstrations across North America in the 2023 season.”
Walking the fine line between outlaw country and hard rock, the North Bay, ON native is undoubtedly himself, not just as a musician, but as a person. Growing up, CORY developed passions for hockey, flying, and playing the drums like his hero, Rush’s Neil Peart, before he began performing live music at a local bar while studying to become a fighter pilot.
In 2019, he released his hit single “Outlaws and Outsiders,” featuring legendary artists Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Travis Tritt and Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), which recently received Platinum certification in Canada. The track achieved great success, reaching Top 10 on the US Rock Radio charts, #3 on German Rock Radio and peaked at #12 on the Canadian Rock charts. The single now has over 123 million streams worldwide, adding to CORY’s 188 million total global streams to date. 2020 saw the release of CORY’s critically acclaimed album WHO I AM, spawning fan favorites like “Devil’s Grin” and “Blame It On The Double”. In 2022, CORY made his feature film debut with a part in the horror-thriller The Retaliators alongside Better Noise labelmates Five Finger Death Punch, The HU, Eva Under Fire and Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach.
Most recently, CORY released his 6-track EP I RISE, channeling his prowess for songwriting along with the intense training, determination, patience and grit to become a certified pilot. He also hit the road with his band in support of the EP on a massive US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert.
CORY MARKS 2023 Tour Dates
6/30 – Dauphin, MB – Dauphin Countryfest
7/1 – Regina, SK – Regina Canada Day
7/21 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Machine Shop
7/22 – Thunder Bay, ON – Country On The Bay Festival
8/5 – Lake Cowichan, BC – Sunfest Country Music Festival
8/11 – Oro-medonte, ON – Boots & Hearts
9/8 – Hanmer, ON – Valley East Days
9/16 – North Bay, ON – Bash For Jordan
9/29 – Tucson, AZ – Encore Tucson
10/10 – Red Deer, AB – Peavey Mart Centrium #
10/12 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Centre #
10/14 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre #
# with ZZ Top
ABOUT CORY MARKS:
In 2019, Billboard deemed Cory Marks’ top 10 Rock Radio single “Outlaws and Outsiders” (which features country music icon Travis Tritt, Ivan Moody of Five Finger DeathPunch, and Mick Mars of Motley Crue) the “hit that couldn’t be confined”. The same statement could be said about Cory himself, who has exploded onto airwaves and tour stages over the past few years, establishing himself as a forefather of the popular Country Rock Fusion sound that has become so popular with artists like Hardy, Bailey Zimmerman and Brantley Gilbert storming the charts in 2022 and 2023. Mixing the storytelling tradition of country music and the loud, unapologetic sounds of heavy rock; Cory’s music blasts with an aggressive, soulful edge. 2020 saw the release of his critically acclaimed debut album WHO I AM – spawning fan favorites like “Devil’s Grin” and “Blame It On The Double”. In 2021 Cory released his complimentary EPs “Nashville Nights” and “Nashville Mornings” and in 2022 Cory released his rock-focused “I Rise” EP on the heels of his feature-film debut in “The Retaliators” with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, and labelmates Five Finger Death Punch, The HU, and Eva Under Fire. Despite his recent achievement of eclipsing 188 million career streams and a Platinum certification in his home country of Canada for “Outlaws & Outsiders”, Cory remains grounded and grateful. Rooted in the influence of his hometown in North Bay, Ontario, where he grew up surrounded by its salt-of-the-earth residents, Cory is undoubtedly himself, not just as a musician, but as a person. He continues to be influenced by the acts that drew him to writing and performing in the first place: Bryan Adams, The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, Brad Paisley and most notably Merle Haggard, who Cory embodies in his own 21st century way.
ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC:
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).
Captain Marcus “Johnboy” Walton and Cory Marks