Mark Bishop's "Abundant Sunshine" Shows Southern Gospel Singer-Songwriter At His Best


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Mark Bishop is Southern Gospel music’s best singer-songwriters. During his time with the Bishops and as a soloist, Mark has been providing Southern Gospel music fans with top-notch music. His latest release, “Abundant Sunshine” out shines even his highly regarded last album, “Everyday” which was nominated for a Dove Award for Country Album of the Year and produced several Southern Gospel hits as well.

Mark Bishop wrote all eleven songs on “Abundant Sunshine”. “As a Southern Gospel song writer, I’ve got to much to say and after 23 years of marriage, I can’t get anybody else to listen. ” Mark laughs.

“Abundant Sunshine” is a Southern Gospel album that is centered around the promise of a better day, heaven, that we have in Christ. “In Christian music you hear a lot about when you’re going though trials or hard times about ‘walking in the valley’ or ‘being under the clouds’ or ‘on the stormy seas’”, Mark remarks. “Of course in your Christian walk, as you endeavor through life and you face trials and hardships and worries and concerns, for the Christian there is always the promise that we have abundant sunshine waiting for us on the other side. The promise that we are going to have a dawn after the long dark night. ”

A Southern Gospel Album With A Theme

The eleven songs on Mark Bishop’s, “Abundant Sunshine” album are centered around a theme. “As you listen to this album it has a continuity to it. ”, Mark states. “ It begins with ‘Abundant Sunshine Part One’, then there are a lot of songs that take you through the journey of being a Christian. Then when you get to the end, there’s kind of a celebration of arriving at that abundant sunshine”.

Some of my favorite songs on “Abundant Sunshine” include the story songs “Written On A Tree” and “This Is Where Needed Things Are Found”. Both songs highlight Mark’s incredible song writing skill. “Put Wings Upon Your Problems” is another song about prayer in the lines of “Jesus Listens” and “Can I Pray For You”. “Put Wings Upon Your Problems” is “just one more song about prayer because prayer is real present and heavy in my heart right now trying to raise my daughters”, Mark laughs.

Mark Bishop has been growing into one of Southern Gospel and Country music’s finest artists. With “Abundant Sunshine” he arrives.

Tim Eutin has been hosting the Morning Show on the He's Alive Radio Network for almost a decade. He is a long time fan of Southern Gospel Music.

Tim is also the aurthor of the popular Southern Gospel website, A site born of his passion for Southern Gospel music. Perhaps you have a passion or hobby that you would enjoy writing about. See to see how Tim turned his passion into a profitable website.


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