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Cory Marks Drops Single With Jason Hook & Theory of a Deadman's Tyler Connolly

Cory Marks
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Cory Marks

Track "Blame It On The Double" to be featured in new film "The Retaliators."

Critically-acclaimed country-rock artist Cory Marks releases his new rock-heavy single "Blame It on the Double," a collaboration with Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman and Jason Hook, which reflects on all the freedoms that come with the loss of control during a night out on the town. The track, released via Better Noise Music, is a reimagined version of the original, a laid back country anthem that appeared on Marks’ highly-anticipated debut album Who I Am, released in 2020.

The trio of collaborators, all hailing from Canada originally, teamed up for a special music video for the song, which also premiered today. The cinematic visual takes place at a drive-in and includes footage from the upcoming horror-thriller film The Retaliators, coming later this year from Better Noise Films. The  highly-anticipated original soundtrack also features Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Escape The Fate and more. Audiences will also be able to see Marks on screen in the feature, as he makes his acting debut via a very special cameo.

“‘Blame It on the Double’ is the perfect country-rock anthem going into the weekend. I grew up on Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Pantera and Ozzy, and I think this song really reflects those influences. It has that country storyline, soulful vocals, and a rock edge and attitude that makes it stand out and show you the range of who I am as an artist," Marks tells Billboard. "And I couldn’t have accomplished that without Tyler and Jason, who both really brought that epic rock energy. We had a lot of fun shooting this video in L.A together."

Connolly added, “I love what Cory is doing. I think he is the future of outlaw country music. When asked to be on this track, I jumped at the chance.”

And Hook continued, “I feel honored to be asked to contribute to this fantastic song written by my dear friends Cory Marks and Kevin Churko.”

The release of the collaboration comes fresh off the announcement of the Canada GOLD certification of his breakout single "Outlaws & Outsiders" featuring Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Travis Tritt and Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe.  Marks is currently at work on his sophomore studio album and is excited to get back out on the road once live music returns.