Mark Wills At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Country artist Mark Wills was born in August of 1973 in Cleveland, Tennessee. As a teenager, growing up then in Georgia, Wills began playing in garage bands, inspired by rock groups like Bon Jovi. As a young adult, he began taking an interest in country music and won a local talent contest in Marietta, Georgia. When he was seventeen, he began playing locally and later moved on to become a demo singer in Atlanta and then Nashville. He signed with Mercury Records Nashville eventually as a recording artist and released his debut album in 1996.