Mark Gray, American country singer and songwriter, Died at 64

  Music, Writer

Mark Eugene Gray was born on October 24, 1952, and died on December 2, 2016.

He was an American country music artist.

Mark 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.

His solo career included 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.

He 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.

Some of the other songs that Gray co-wrote include “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy” for Janie Fricke and “Second Hand Heart” for Gary Morris.

Mark Gray passed away at 64 years old.