Even if you don’t recognize Mark’s name, chances are you’ve familiar with his work – Diamond Rio ("Mirror, Mirror"), Tracy Lawrence ("Runnin’ Behind"), John Anderson ("Money in the Bank"), George Strait ("Blue Clear Sky"), Ricochet ("Daddy’s Money"), Faith Hill ("It Matters to Me") and Jack Ingram ("That’s a Man"). Mark Daniel Sanders was a literature major, basketball player and a surfer who, at age 29, came to Nashville to write songs. After 10 years, his career skyrocketed in the early 1990s, and he’s gone on to rack up 14 #1 singles. Twice named NSAI Songwriter of the Year, he’s won two of ASCAP’s most coveted awards – Country Songwriter of the Year and Country Song of the Year for Lonestar’s “No News.” CMA awarded him four Triple Play Awards, given for charting three #1 songs in a 12-month period. And his signature piece, “I Hope You Dance,” recorded by Lee Ann Womack, won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song, and practically every music industry organization – NSAI, ASCAP, BMI, the ACM and the CMA – declared it Song of the Year. Mark and co-writer Tia Sillers then authored a best-seller inspired by the song.
I Hope You Dance Dollies
"And when you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance."
1 cup graham cracker crumbs1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 9 inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, combine graham crackers, chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut. Pour melted butter over the dry ingredients and stir. Press into prepared baking pan. Drizzle the condensed milk over the top. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, until lightly colored on top. Let cool before cutting into bars. Mark D. and Cindy Sanders, Nashville TN and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
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