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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Sequel Coming Soon Features Southern Rock Turned to 11 as Well as Traditional Country Sounds

The Sequel is the first full length album by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band and was scheduled to be digitally released 5/24/14.  BAD NEWS: due to complications with production on the last 3 songs it should be out in Early 2015 almost everywhere 
GOOD NEWS: you can purchase a Pre-Order copy at any live music event Mark Stone is a part of for only 5$ which includes all but the last 2 songs and with your email or snail mail address we will send you a digital download or disc of the last 2 songs FREE just for buying NOW or You can Purchase a Pre-Sale Copy from our Website for 6$(leave your email address in comments or special instructions at purchase) both include the new single I Wanna Kiss You In The Country and the Alternative Country Single thats being added on Independent Radio Stations like Wildfire, No One's Leaving. It pays to be one of the first and you SAVE.  The average price of the full digital release once it's available everywhere will be $9.99   Thank You So Much for your support.

The Presale will include MUDDER TRUCKER

My Neck of Woods
She Likes Dixie
I Won't Miss You MN

Whiskey Talkin'

Lost Weekend

I Wanna Kiss You In The Country

as well as Livin' the Dream and No One's Leaving all for 6$  (or 5$ at a Live Event)

Not included on the Presale disc are: Better Man and Free, Easy and More but these 2 tracks will be sent to you free via email or snail mail for purchasing now.

Here's a recent review of The Sequel pre-order available now through  and at live shows, soon available everywhere digital music is sold buy now direct and save.

Oh, One Last Thing.  If Things are a little tight right now I can understand that.  During the holidays we all stretch ourselves a little thin at times but it's also the spirit of giving that makes it so special. It's better to give than receive. So, we are giving away our 1st 2 EP's for FREE to folks who follow us on Twitter. Click then click follow button in the upper right and you will be sent a download link for our first to EPs but like all good things this offer is only good until the World Wide Digital Release of The Sequel.  So get on it and tell a friend or 2.  Thanks Again for the support and I'm wishing for all of you the Best of Holiday Seasons.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Goodbye TX, Going Back Home to MN for the Summer and Maybe for Good

Doesn't really seem like 7 months have passed since I was counting down leaving MN and releasing my 2nd single but it has.  Now I'm counting down the days to Leaving TX and heading back home for the summer.  I Won't Miss You MN remains my most viewed YouTube video at over 21,000 views.  I'll definitely miss some things about TX but not as much as I've grown to miss home.

I still haven't been able to raise the attention of press in MN but while in TX I managed to kick up a little dust with the press.
“Whiskey Talkin @mst0ne Swampy southern rock with big voice! Great sound..... Chorus is killer”
“MADAME OF MUSIC ‏@OfMadame onTwitter @mst0ne "I Won't Miss You MN" Great song:-)) great voice ; )”
“Check out this great new interview with rising country talent Mark Stone.”
“BestMusicNews4uRadio @BestMusicNews4U Mark Stone( @mst0ne)and the Dirty Country Band Country Rock - "Whiskey Talkin'" Just Simple, well done Kick ASS Rock! #BMN4U #Influence”

“You have a cool sound(reminded me instantly of something similar to GNR), I like the catchy songs and you obviously know how to write.”
“Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band describe their sound as what “A Honky Tonk Bar Brawl Between the Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Alice in Chains Would Sound Like. Turning Southern Rock to 11 one gig at a time.” Mark Stone is the lead Singer Guitar Player and mad scientist behind Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band and the creator of #Gruntry.”
“Whiskey Talkin' I would say more of the rock with some blues guitar than a country song, unlike what I think of as a classic rock song it's not as fast and upbeat. With the blues style guitars it gives another feel about the song, and the actual riffs are amazing. There's also a familiarity to them, something that after a long time and listening to a lot of sounds I found the familiarity in Bon Jovi. It's not the whole song I found the similarity just the catchy guitar riffs. There's a great vocal range though out the song, more than I was expecting to be honest. In the rare times I've listened to this style of music I'd found the vocals can often be lacking, but Mark's voice is really good, making the lyrics clear and stand out against the music its self. Lyrics is this a story of a man in love with the alcohol or not? I find it hard to tell. Over all I enjoyed the song, it wasn't something I got bored of as I had it on repeat but I wouldn't have called it country by any means.”
And the very 1st  Review of The Sequel album available for Pre-Order Now on
“I really wasn’t sure what to expect before listening to these songs, I had my thoughts on what I was in for, but I’m pleased to say that my expectations were exceeded after having listened to all six tracks. I was expecting a dirty hard rocking roadhouse band, but I got some terrific well written songs that really did blend many more modern rock styles with country influence like I’ve never heard before, going from “heartland rock” to heavy grungy roadhouse blues and not caring what listeners think. I look forward, as I recommend others should, for the full album when it comes out.”

By the time I leave TX I should Know if we'll be playing #ernieballbattleofthebands #rockontherange
We are currently the #4BuzzRatedBand out of over 300 entries you can still vote for us on and if you look in the comment section you'll find a Free download of I Won't Miss You MN as a way of saying thank you for voting from us to you

If you are in the MN this summer you can catch Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band at:

Delano Lanes & Entertainment - May 24th @ 9:00pm

Arizonas - May 25th & 26th @ 8:00pm

Thunder Valley Bar & Grill - June 6th @ 9:00pm

JR's Outpost - June 13th @ 9:00pm

NorthStar Bar - June 14th @ 9:30pm

Catch the Radio Show Turn it 2-11 Every Wednesday 5:30-6pmCST

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2 New Lyric Videos From Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band "The Sequel"

First I would like to Thank All of you who have Pre-Ordered "The Sequel" without you I would've had to do a crowdfunding campaign to finish this record and I did NOT want to do that. So far I've been very fortunate that enough of you want to hear my music that recording it has paid for itself.  I'm not bagging on anybody who has, HELL, most of the known Universe is going that route.  It just didn't feel right to me.  Just a little over 1,000 of you will have the 3 bonus songs that will not be on the album and you will be sent those songs as well as the 3 remaining songs that will be on the album when they are completed.  For the rest of you the 6 songs are available now as singles on Including these 2 new Lyric video Tracks

And the 4X4 Favorite
Not to Mention the anxious for the weekend anthem "Lost Weekend"

Also Available for sale as singles "Livin' the Dream and No One's Leavin'"
There's no plans for videos for these songs or the remaining 3 but you will be able to hear them on Wednesdays at 5:30-6pmCST on if you are interested.  Remember you can still get the first 2 EP's Free in the comments sections of these Vote pages until the end of June and
We are also entered in the Battle of the Bands to Play at Sturgis
You can vote 5X a day listen to streaming audio and share with all your friends we got into this one late so we can use all the help we can get to catch up.