Marcus Hummon

Grammy winner and recent inductee into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Marcus Hummon has enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, composer, playwright and author. His songs have been recorded in many genres – Pop, R&B, gospel – and most notably in country music, where he has written some of the genre’s most iconic songs.

 

Hummon has received 7 BMI Awards, and 5 BMI #1 Awards; for Rascal Flatts’ ‘Bless The Broken Road’ (winner of the Grammy for Best Country Song 2005, nominated for Song Of The Year in all genres 2005, two-time NSAI Song Of The Year Award 2005 and 2007, nominated for a Dove Award for Song Of The Year 2007); The Dixie Chick’s ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’; Sara Evans’ ‘Born To Fly’ (nominated for CMA Song Of The Year 2001, won CMA Video Of The Year 2001), Tim McGraw’s ‘One Of These Days‘; Wynonna Judd’s ‘Only Love’ (nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female). Another Hummon co-written song, the Dixie Chick’s ‘Ready To Run’, was nominated for a Grammy For Country Song Of The Year, and won the Grammy for Best Country Performance By A Group Or A Duo, off the Grammy winning Country Album Of The Year, ‘Fly’ in 2000. In addition, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Group or a Duo With Vocal for ‘Roll The Stone Away’ co-written by Hummon.

 

As a recording artist and instrumentalist, Marcus released a critically acclaimed country record for Columbia Records in 1995, ‘All In Good Time’. In 1998, Marcus and Scottish ‘Big Country’ front-man, Stuart Adamson, released their duo album ‘Supernatural’, as ‘The Raphaels’, with Track Records out of London. He has also released several independent records.

 

Hummon has had several songs featured in film, notably three songs which he wrote and produced in Disney’s ‘The Fox And The Hound 2’: ‘Friends For Life’ (One Flew South), ‘Good Doggie No Bone’ (Reba McEntire) and ‘We Go Together’ (Little Big Town).

 

Hummon has scored two films: ‘Lost Boy Home’ narrated by Sam Waterston, winner of Best Shorts Award for the Palm Beach International Film Festival 2013; and ‘The Last Songwriter’ (a documentary he co-produced, featuring Garth Brooks and Jason Isbell), winner of the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival 2017.

 

Turning to theatre, Hummon has written 6 musicals and an opera. His musical ‘American Prophet’ about the life of Frederick Douglass will premiere at Washington DC’s Arena Stage Theater, the summer of 2021 under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown).

 

In literature, Hummon’s children’s book, ‘Anytime, Anywhere’, was published by Athenium Press, a division of Simon and Schuster, in 2009. In 2017 his book, ‘The Passion’, a book co-written with his wife Rev. Becca Stevens, was published by Church Publishing, reflecting his cantata of the same name, released on CTM Records.

 

Marcus lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife Becca and their 3 sons…Levi, Caney and Moses.

 

#1 Songs:
“Born to Fly” by Sara Evans
“Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Chicks
“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts

 

Grammy Awards:
2005 – Nominated – “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts – Song of the Year
2005 – WON – “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts – Country Song of the Year
1999 – Nominated – “Ready to Run” by The Chicks – Country Song of the Year

 

CMA Awards:
2001 – Nominated – “Born to Fly” by Sara Evans – Song of the Year
2005 – Nominated – “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts – Song of the Year

 

ACM Awards:
2005 – Nominated – “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts – Song of the Year

 

NSAI Awards:
2005 – WON – “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts – Song of the Year
2007 – WON – “Bless the Broken Road” by Selah – Song of the Year

 

GMA Dove Awards:
2007 – Nominated – “Bless the Broken Road” by Selah – Song of the Year

 

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame:
2019 – Inducted

 

Other Hit Radio Singles:
“The Cheap Seats” by Alabama – #13
“Ready to Run” by The Chicks – #2
“Only Love” by Wynonna – #2
“One of These Days” by Tim McGraw – #2
“Love is the Right Place” by Bryan White – #4
“Bless the Broken Road” by Selah – #5

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