1423 Music Nashville
is excited to announce the exclusive
artist management agreement with
Ensey was born in Yakima, WA and was raised in the wide
open ranch land of Goldendale, WA. He
comes from a family of five – his parents, Doyle Ensey and Sara Green,
younger brothers, Shawn and Shannon.
Prior to his senior year of high school he moved to Zillah, WA, and
after graduating from Zillah High School he traveled extensively until
settling back down in Goldendale where he makes his home today.
Marc is also the proud father of two
daughters, Shelby (22) and Courtney.
Courtney would have been 20 on July 13, 2011, but sadly passed away
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) at the tender age of two months.
he's not on the road
or preparing for a local gig, Marc
is a year round sports fanatic. You'll
often find him watching his favorite NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
up the track, or catching up on how his beloved Chicago Cubs, Tennessee
or Boston Celtics are doing.
most of his adult
life he's worked in construction or
enjoying the open road as a long haul truck driver. Seeing the
entire “lower 48” states has given
Marc a greater appreciation for the beauty of America and the kindness
friendliness of Americans coast to coast.
He's loved every aspect of those experiences, with the exception, of
course, of some really close calls during the winter months.
is also quite an
accomplished horseback rider and
owner, having spent most of his life around horses, and he's looking
the day when he'll buy a few more.
dad got him
interested in the guitar when he was
14. After several years of pickin’ and
playin’ for fun he found himself on stage for the first time at a bar
The Country Connection in Selah, WA, when he was dared to get up with
for open mic. After a lot of joking around and name calling, he
finally cowboy’d up, singing Brother
Jukebox and The Fireman.
He's been hooked ever
have been many
influences on Marc, including some of
his heroes like Ronnie Milsap, George Strait, George Jones and Merle
Haggard. He says they're his heroes
because “they've always kept the music traditional.” Along the
way he's met Waylon Jennings, Heidi
Newfield, Randy Travis, Paul Brandt, George Jones, Clay Walker, Chely
Gentry, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Van Shelton, and Little Texas
and Go”, a song
Marc wrote for his daughter Shelby,
has been a big hit on local radio in The Gorge, and he's been
several occasions in Washington and Nashville, especially when he was
together fund raisers for needy families at Christmas.
largest crowd Marc’s
ever played for was 50,000+ at the
Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home in 1998, but the coolest gig he's ever
opening for Randy Travis at the Napavine (WA) Amphitheater in August
2007. It's a smaller and more personal venue with
seating of only about 1500, but it was packed!
He had the privilege of meeting and talking with Randy and his band for
a while before the show kicked off, and then had the time of his life
evening began. “I had such a great band
backing me, and the best sound that I've ever had behind me. It
was a LOT of fun!”
for Randy Travis
was a great experience for Marc on
many levels. “I have to admit, though,
that I’d also love to open for an old school artist like Merle Haggard
Nelson because I have so much respect for the classic
that is true country music that doesn't cross over, just COUNTRY
It would really be hard to choose between
those guys! Of course, George Jones was right in there as
well before we lost him too soon.”
he was asked if
there was any particular artist he'd
love to perform a duet with, his face lit up with the biggest
Reba or Chely Wright, because I think my vocals and theirs are right in
the same tone. Also, Terri Clark or
feels very blessed
with the success he's enjoyed with
his music over the years and he believes very deeply in giving back so
can also be blessed. Two very special
charities that are close to his heart are the S.I.D.S. Foundation
the loss of his daughter Courtney, and the Humane Society because of
of animals and his desire for them to find good, loving homes and lead
knows the road to
success is a long and hard one, but it can be
very worthwhile when it's being traveled for the right reasons and with
right people. “I've got a team of people
I'm working with now that are just unbelievable. I feel so
blessed and lucky to have them on
my side, and I'm going to do everything I can to make all of their time
efforts pay off big time for them, and along the way have a lot of fun,
certainly shows the
mark of a man who's committed to
becoming a successful singer, songwriter and entertainer. But
more importantly, it shows the mark of
the kind of man I'm grateful and proud to call my Friend.
He's looking forward
returning to Nashville for good as
soon as possible, and with the management and production team he's
assembled, coupled with the great songs he's been writing, that dream
will be a reality in no time!