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Assistance with new version of Mark David Bright (producer) article and adding new sources...[edit]

I am updating a page for Mark David Bright (producer) that has been on Wikipedia since 2012. The advice I received from Wikipedia support was to make a post here, asking for assistance with the new version of the article I am working on (in addition to adding new sources). Please see the new article below:

Mark Bright
Birth name Mark David Bright
Born December 22, 1959
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, music publisher
Years active 1990s-present
Associated acts Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Jo Dee Messina, Lonestar, Reba McEntire, Scotty McCreery

Mark David Bright (born December 22, 1959 in Longview, Texas) is an American record producer, songwriter, and publishing company executive.[1][2] He has produced records for artists including Carrie Underwood[3], Rascal Flatts[4], Shakira[5], A Rocket To The Moon[6], Reba McEntire[7], Sara Evans[8], The Swon Brothers[9], and Scotty McCreery[10]. His initial success in production was launched with the group Blackhawk[11], which resulted in two #1 singles, nine Top Ten singles, and multi-platinum record sales for the group. Bright produced the three-week #1 hit, Sara Evans Real Fine Place To Start, as well as Reba McEntire’s longest running #1 Consider Me Gone. He also developed, produced, managed, and published country super group Rascal Flatts. Bright’s current success with Carrie Underwood has resulted in 21 #1’s including Jesus Take The Wheel, Before He Cheats, Cowboy Casanova, Blown Away, Something In The Water, and Church Bells. He produced Underwood’s NBC Sunday Night Football intro/theme song the last four years running, as well as producing Billboard’s Country Album of The Decade (Carrie Underwood’s Some Hearts). Cumulatively, Bright’s production work has resulted in over 86 million units sold worldwide. Bright has also worked with Sting, Randy Travis, Keith Urban, Allen Menken, Peter Cetera, Jo Dee Messina, The Isaacs, Lonestar, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, and Steven Tyler.


Bright formerly served as Vice President of EMI Music Publishing Nashville and co-founded music publishing co-venture, Teracel Music. Staff writers included Brett James, Rascal Flatts, and Danny Wells. He sold the catalog to Dimensional Music Publishing in 2006.[12] The Teracel catalog included the multi-week #1 songs, When The Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney, These Days by Rascal Flatts, Blessed by Martina McBride, and Who I Am by Jessica Andrews. Bright then founded My Good Girl Music, a co-venture with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.[13] The company had multi-week #1 songs, Do You Believe Me Now by Jimmy Wayne, American Ride by Toby Keith, and Without You by Keith Urban.


As a songwriter, Bright owns Delbert’s Boy Music (ASCAP), which includes George Strait’s 60th #1 hit, Give It All We Got Tonight. Bright's songs have also been recorded by Shakira, Hayley Orrantia[14], Whitney Duncan, Ashley Gearing, and Carter Winter.[15]


He is the former President and CEO of Word Entertainment[16], signing Grammy-winning artists For King & Country (band). Bright was a former National Trustee and serves as a current Governor of The Recording Academy, as well as on the CMA Board of Directors. He currently holds membership in the following organizations: CMA, ASCAP, Leadership Music, The Recording Academy, and ACM[17].

  1. ^ "The Isaacs Record With Grammy Award Winning Producer Mark Bright And Welcome New Member". SingingNews.com. 2006-09-10. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Billboard". Billboard.com. 1997-05-17. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Carrie Underwood Sets Release Date for New Album". Billboard.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Billboard". Billboard.com. 2006-04-15. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  5. ^ "Shakira's Self-Titled Album Shakira. Debuts At #2 On The Billboard Top 200 Chart". RCARecords.com. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  7. ^ "#1 Parties Honor ASCAP's Hitmakers". ASCAP. June 2006. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  8. ^ "Sara". SaraEvans.com. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  9. ^ "The Swon Brothers Biography". ArtistDirect.com. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  10. ^ "Scotty McCreery "Honored" To Be Part Of The Music Scene In Nashville". Nashville.com. 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  11. ^ "Meet the Producers". The Music Producer’s Handbook By Bobby Owsinski. 2010. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  12. ^ "Dimensional Music acquires Teracel Music". BizJournals.com. 2005-08-09. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  13. ^ "Sony/ATV's Nashville unit teams with new publishing company". BizJournals.com. 2006-07-28. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  14. ^ "Hayley Orrantia Is 'Strong, Sweet and Southern' in New Song and Lyric Video". TasteofCountry.com. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  15. ^ "Breakout Country Artist Carter Winter Teams Up With A-List Producers For New Release". PressReleaseJet.com. 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  16. ^ "Mark Bright Named CEO Of Word Entertainment". Nashville Business Journal. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  17. ^ "Mark Bright". Nashville Music Guide. 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 

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Nomination of Brett Eldredge (album) for deletion[edit]

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New book: Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe[edit]

New book of possible interest (e.g. for bluegrass or related pages): Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe by Lee Bidgood, 2017, University of Illinois Press. Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 22:41, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.

Background[edit]

On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

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