I became aware of Marvin Adcock about 15 years ago when I heard some of his music online. Over the years his music kept finding my ears. He started making nice videos to accompany his music so I got more interested. Marvin's lyrics are strong enough to pull a tear from me. In my opinion that is a good song. "Grandpa's Birthday" will touch your heart. I love Marvin's songs so much that I picked his song writing skills to be highlighted for the year 2021 as the Best of the Best songwriter chosen by Nashville Ear. I asked Marvin to write a bit about himself. It is here below:
I was born at the Fort Gordon Army base hospital in Augusta, Georgia in 1953. We moved from state to state and base to base the first few years of my life. My mother was from Kansas so we settled here about the time I was old enough to go to school. The Beatles were the eye opener that turned me onto music in 1964, and it has consumed me ever since. I spent 4 years in the military straight out of high school making two deployments to Vietnam. It was during this time that Merle Haggard tapes converted me to a country music fan. That was when I started writing story songs and never quit.
In the summer of 1977 I had two songs picked up to be recorded by Elvis Presley later that year, however we all know what happened to Elvis in August. I have had songs on hold with Kenny Rogers, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, and others, but have yet to make it on an A-list album. I have had a few independent artist cuts with my biggest being with Tianna Woods. Tianna is a Canadian artist and my song "Runaway Train" was recently released to radio in Canada. They are planning to release it in the U.S. within a few months. I have had songs placed in film and television shows on CBS, Starz, CW, and many other networks.
I have worked with my best friend Dallas Gregory of Song Rocket Music for several years. We work with Brent Rader of Rader Productions for all of our demos, and with the ultra talented Jenee Fleenor and Mike Johnson. We make a great team.
My wife and I made the decision to raise our family in a small town in Kansas many years ago and we love it.