November 25, 2020

Sonlite Records Congratulates Mark Bishop on GRAMMY® Nomination


Sonlite Records congratulates artist Mark Bishop whose album Beautiful Day has been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Roots Gospel album. The nomination marks the first for both Bishop and the label based near Asheville, North Carolina.

“It’s a long affair to record an album, and it takes a talented team to put it all together. I’m extremely happy for everyone that worked on Beautiful Day,” says Bishop. “We had an idea that the optimistic songs would resonate with people, especially in the kind of year we are having. It’s a blessing when you get to hear back that those messages have had an impact.”

Producer Jeff Collins adds, “I’m so excited to see the music of Mark Bishop being recognized by this GRAMMY® nomination. I’ve had the pleasure of producing each of Mark’s solo recordings for 20+ years. It’s a well-deserved honor for Mark and for his creativity as a heartfelt singer and storytelling songwriter.”

Beautiful Day — featuring Bishop’s latest singles, “I’m Just Changing Mountains” and “It’s A Beautiful Day” — is a collection of songs that takes listeners on a musical journey through the ups and downs of life, through unique perspectives on familiar scriptures, and through the exaltation that we feel when we leave that valley behind to stand upon a new mountain.

“Even after all these years of creating Gospel music, I still get excited about new songs. Music provides the background soundtrack for the ups and downs of our lives,” says Bishop. “As we look back at the different chapters of our journey, it’s funny how a song can transport us to a simpler time, or to a profound change in our lives. It’s also amazing how God can use a song like a medicine for our hearts when we are hurting.”

“For the past 35 years, God has blessed me to participate in the creation of music with some of the most talented singers, musicians, and producers in our field. For this, I feel blessed. They certainly challenge me to work hard and give it my all. Beautiful Day is no different,” continues Bishop. “Our ‘team’ spent many hours making sure the messages in these ten songs are impactful, exciting, and moving.”

In their review of the album, SGN Scoops called Beautiful Day stellar, noting “Beautiful Day is yet another powerful and well crafted album from Mark Bishop. This recording not only features fantastic vocals from Bishop, but deeply moving and anointed songs. A must buy for fans of Bishop and Southern gospel fans alike.”