Mark Gray (singer)

Mark Gray
Birth name Mark Eugene Gray[1]
Born (1952-10-24)October 24, 1952
Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Died December 2, 2016(2016-12-02) (aged 64)
Lebanon, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1979–1988
Labels Columbia, 615
Associated acts Exile

Mark Eugene Gray (October 24, 1952 – December 2, 2016) was an American country music artist. He has recorded both as a solo artist for Columbia Records and as a member of the country pop band Exile, of which he was a member between 1979 and 1982.

Gray's solo career includes three albums and eight Top 40 country hits, of which the highest-peaking is the No. 6 Tammy Wynette duet "Sometimes When We Touch", a cover of the Dan Hill song. Gray also co-wrote "Take Me Down" and "The Closer You Get", both of which were originally recorded by Exile and later became Number One hits for Alabama. Other songs that Gray co-wrote include "It Ain't Easy Being Easy" for Janie Fricke and "Second Hand Heart" for Gary Morris. He died on December 2, 2016.[2]



Title Album details Peak
US Country
Magic 26
This Ol' Piano
  • Release date: November 1984
  • Label: Columbia Records
That Feeling Inside
  • Release date: January 1986
  • Label: Columbia Records


Year Title Peak positions Album
US Country
CAN Country
1983 "It Ain't Real (If It Ain't You)" 25 Magic
"Wounded Hearts" 18
1984 "Left Side of the Bed" 10 28
"If All the Magic Is Gone" 9 6
"Diamond in the Dust" 9 4 This Ol' Piano
1985 "Sometimes When We Touch" (with Tammy Wynette) 6 24
"Smooth Sailing (Rock in the Road)" 43 30
"Please Be Love" 7 3 That Feeling Inside
1986 "Back When Love Was Enough" 14 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles with Bobbi Lace

Year Title Peak
US Country
1988 "Song in My Heart" 69 N/A
"It's Gonna Be Love" 70


  1. "Search results for Mark Gray". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  3. 1 2 Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 168. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.

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