Marcus K. Dowling is a journalist, broadcaster and entrepreneur. In the past 10 years, via his conceptual vision and marketing expertise, Marcus has aided creative entrepreneurs in the arts and entertainment industries in earning over $25 million in gross revenue. As a writer, he regularly contributes to the likes of VICE, Pitchfork, Complex, The Bitter Southerner, Bandcamp, Mixmag, the Washington City Paper, ESPN's Undefeated and more.
Marcus K. Dowling
How Vicente Fernández Influenced George Strait to Become the ‘King of Country’
You may not know him by name, but Vicente Fernández made a lasting impact on George Strait.
95 Years Ago: The Bristol Sessions Bring Country Music’s First Big Names to the Studio
Country music’s place as a permanent fixture of American life and culture is a direct result of the Bristol Sessions.
12 Essential Songs By Black Country Artists
The number of Black artists currently surging into country music’s mainstream is unquestionably unprecedented; however, Black artists’ current success in country music is not.
Patsy Cline’s ‘I Fall to Pieces’ Is an Enduring Classic Despite Her Reservations
Everything about the recording session that Cline disliked, in fact, adds to her performance.
‘9 to 5′, 40 Years Later: Dolly Parton’s Movie Theme Remains One of the Most Socially Impactful Songs Ever
Every time you see Reba McEntire on the silver or TV screen or hear Shania Twain singing songs with a vamping, rock core, Dolly Parton's there.
Op-Ed: In Lady A Name Dispute, Trio Is Answering for All of Country Music Industry’s Sins
Though Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott have a history of doing good and championing important causes, beyond even the figurative walls of the country music community, they're currently a trio of white men and women perceived as unfairly aggrieving a Black woman.