Mark Five Records

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Nashville, Tennessee

Southern Gospel


The Mark Five Company is owned and operated by Rick Sandidge. Rick started his music career in 1973 when he went on the road with The Sammy Hall Singers. He started his first record company in 1976 called Sword Records. In 1980 along with two other partners he started his first recording studio called Sandcastle, then in 1987 Rick and his partners bought Mark Five and combined the two companies. In 1993 Rick bought out his partners and moved Mark Five to Nashville where he now operates. Rick has produced and recorded hundreds of artists as well as commercials and jingles over the years, such as James Brown, The Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Steve Morse, Sonny Turner (Platters), Bill Pickney & The Drifters, Paul Riddle & Toy Cauldwell (Marshal Tucker Band), Aaron Tippin, Anita Ward, Dixieanna, Three Bridges, The Bowlings, The Martins, Perfect Heart, The Anchormen, Quinton Mills, Charles Johnson, The Rochesters, Rivers & Owens, Square Parsons, Laverne Tripp, Richard Smallwood, and Donnie McClurkin to name a few.

Mark Five joined forces with Syntax Creative primarily to unleash its extensive catalog to a streaming audience. Some of Southern Gospel’s most beloved recordings from decades ago will now see the light on all digital service providers—for the first time ever.