WORLD RENOWNED, COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME DRUMMER MARK HERNDON
“THE HIGH ROAD: Memories from a Long Trip”
Legendary Drummer Shares Life Story With Personal Memoirs
From Fresh Ink Group
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 4, 2016) – Music industry veteran and legendary drummer Mark Herndon is poised to introduce his autobiography entitled
“The High Road: Memories from a Long Trip” * (published by Fresh Ink Group, Roanoke, TX). The intimate collection of personal memoirs–spotlighting the highlights and lowlights of his life journey and music career–will be available April 1, 2016.
Having spent more than two decades on the road, entertaining before millions, with one of the world’s most well known super groups (ALABAMA), Mark Herndon has become an iconic member of the country music sector. His extraordinary talents earned him a Commendation of Excellence for “long and outstanding contribution to the world of American music” (BMI) and recognition as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame (2005).
A lifetime in the making, “The High Road” offers recollections and insight into Mark’s childhood as a military brat, parental bonds, his romantic and marital relationships, travels around the world as an aviator and entertainer, and everything in between.
“I began writing this book as a collection of my life memories to share with my daughter. I had longingly wished that my dad shared his stories with me, and I didn’t want my daughter to live with that same regret,” Herndon said. “Sure enough, after putting pen to paper, recollections flowed and I had enough copy to make a manuscript. I became confident enough in my story and with positive encouragement and inquiry from loyal fans, I decided to share the story of my life on written page.”
A combination of iron determination and old-fashioned luck, “The High Road” reveals Herndon’s life chapters including excerpts from his childhood, living and creating havoc on the many bases where he resided during his youth, his first female encounter, his military flight training, the birth of his daughter, breaking into the business and the break from his wife, and his life on the road to become an integral dimension of a four-part country music phenomenon.
With chapter titles such as “Unsung Heroes,” “Livin’ on the Edge,” “The Music Mill” and “Looks Like ‘We’ Made It,” Herndon illuminates the mystery behind the “most awarded band in country music history,” its cultivation and his conclusion.
The author’s wit, humor and candor sets the pace for a seamlessly delightful read as Herndon speaks of his struggle to find acceptance, to overcome addiction, to discover his place and worth in his existence, and, ultimately, surrendering to redemption with forgiveness.
“The High Road: Memories from a Long Trip” will be available in print and digital ebook editions via all major online retail outlets beginning Friday, April 1, 2016. As a special “Thank You” to the fans, Herndon is hosting a “limited time/limited quantity” pre-sale offer beginning, Monday, February 15, 2016. Enthusiastic readers can be the first to purchase a personalized, autographed soft copy or digital version via www.markherndon.com. PRE-SALE: Personalized-autographed soft copy: $12.99 (incl. shipping*)/digital copy: $5.99. (*Includes shipping to the continental United States only. International shipping fees will apply.)
Mark will personally introduce the publication as part of his participation in Country Radio Semnar-2016 in Nashville (Feb. 8-10).