The Boys and Me

My Life in the Country Music Supergroup Sawyer Brown


The Boys and Me is the behind-the-scenes, untold story of front man and lead singer Mark Miller and his band—country music icons Sawyer Brown!

Before The Voice and American Idol, there was Star Search with Ed McMahon. In the first season, an eclectic and charismatic country-rock band called Sawyer Brown appeared on the show, taking America by storm. From ignored underdogs in Nashville to overnight rock stars from LA to New York, they swept the competition and won. Since 1984, “the boys” legendary live shows, along with their relentless drive to stay true to themselves, have captivated faithful fans around the world.

As front man and lead singer of the band, Mark Miller’s rise to fame wasn’t exactly the path he envisioned for himself. After losing his father, Mark was raised by his mom whose solid faith and strong work ethic helped guide and shape him and his brother, Frank. With his sights set on playing pro basketball, Mark never dreamed of becoming an entertainer, especially considering he was terrified to stand on a stage. But God had a different plan.

Now, forty years later, Sawyer Brown has eighteen studio albums to their name, multiple No. 1 singles, fifty-plus songs charting on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, and legendary award-winning videos. And they have no plans of stopping any time soon. The band’s longevity is a testament to their strong songwriting, high-energy performances, and hard work.

This is the behind-the-scenes, untold story of Mark Miller and “the boys”—country music icons Sawyer Brown!

About the author(s)

Mark Miller is a founding member, front man, and lead singer for the country music supergroup, Sawyer Brown, still going strong in their fourth decade. Beginning with their legendary win on the TV show Star Search in 1984, the band has released 24 albums, had 50 charted singles, with 36 music videos, many now considered country classics. Mark is the songwriter of #1 hits such as “Some Girls Do,” “Thank God for You,” and “The Walk,” as well as a Grammy award-winning producer for the band Casting Crowns. He has also written, directed, and produced multiple projects for film and TV. Besides his love of performing live for sold-out crowds across the country, he is passionate about basketball and water sports. Mark and his wife, Lisa, have three adult children and two grandsons.

Robert Noland is a freelance author, writer, and creative consultant who has collaborated with authors such as Willie Robertson (Duck Dynasty), Michael W. Smith, Bart Millard (MercyMe), Barry Zito (MLB pitcher), and Craig Groeschel, as well as penned multiple projects in coordination with major motion pictures such as I Can Only ImagineAn Interview With God, and I Still Believe. Robert has also released his own best-selling books for men. Living out his calling to honor the Gospel through all forms of artistic storytelling, he and his wife of 35-plus years live outside Franklin, Tennessee. Visit Robert