|Birth name||Marcus Spencer Hummon|
|Born||December 28, 1960|
|Origin||Washington, DC, U.S.|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano|
|Labels||Columbia, Velvet Armadillo|
|Associated acts||Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Raphaels, Rascal Flatts|
Marcus Spencer Hummon (born December 28, 1960 in Washington, DC) is an American country music artist. After several years of playing in various bands, he eventually found his way to Nashville, Tennessee, where he was signed to a songwriting contract, and subsequently a record deal with Columbia Records, which released his debut album All in Good Time in 1995 and produced a No. 73 single on the Hot Country Songs charts in "God's Country." Hummon has also released several studio albums on his own label, Velvet Armadillo.
Hummon has also co-written songs for many country music artists, including Top 40 singles for Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, and Alabama, as well as three Number One country hits: "Cowboy Take Me Away" by Dixie Chicks, "Born to Fly" by Sara Evans, and "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts. "Bless the Broken Road" had previously been a minor chart single in 1998 for Melodie Crittenden as well. In 2005, Rascal Flatts' version earned Hummon a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Hummon also co-produced Last of the Good Guys, the debut album for the country group One Flew South, in addition to co-writing several of the songs on it.
List of singles composed by Marcus Hummon
- Alabama – "The Cheap Seats"
- Suzy Bogguss – "No Way Out"
- Dixie Chicks – "Ready to Run", "Cowboy Take Me Away"
- Sara Evans – "Born to Fly"
- Hal Ketchum – "Mama Knows the Highway", "Every Little Word"
- Wynonna Judd – "Only Love"
- Lauren Lucas – "What You Ain't Gonna Get"
- Tim McGraw – "One of These Days"
- One Flew South – "My Kind of Beautiful"
- Rascal Flatts – "Bless the Broken Road"
- SHeDAISY – "Get Over Yourself"
- Steve Wariner – "Road Trippin'"
- Western Flyer – "Friday Night Stampede"
- Bryan White – "Love Is the Right Place"
- Chely Wright – "Jezebel"
Hummon previously recorded "Bless the Broken Road" and "One of These Days" on his 1995 debut album All in Good Time.
|All in Good Time||
|The Sound of One Fan Clapping||
|Looking for the Child||
|Francis of Guernica||
|Nowhere to Go but Up||
|1996||"God's Country"||73||All in Good Time|
|"Honky Tonk Mona Lisa"||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|1996||"Honky Tonk Mona Lisa"||R. Brad Murano|
- Anytime, Anywhere: A Little Boy's Prayer. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2009. ISBN 978-1416948568.
- Gospel Haiku. Providence House Publishers. 1998. ISBN 9781577361190.
Hummon was the composer-lyricist, and co-librettist with actor Adrian Pasdar, of the musical Atlanta, and co-writer of the associated book. It premiered in January 2005 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Johnson Theater in Nashville, presented by the Actors Bridge Ensemble Theatre, and was developed for a second production that premiered November 2007 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
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- Humman, Marcus (2010-05-27). "The Song of Rosanna's Survivor Story" (Blog post). Sojourners.
- "CMT : Videos : Marcus Hummon : Honky Tonk Mona Lisa". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
- Henerson, Evan (2007-11-27). ""Atlanta" was never destined to be an ordinary musical". LA.com.
- Gross, Cristofer (November 2007). "The Acting of the Apostles". Theater Times.
- "Marcus Hummon Biography". Actors Bridge Ensemble. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
- "Marcus Hummon Debuts Musical ‘Atlanta’ January 27 in Nashville". BMI. 2005-01-20. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
- Hernandez, Ernio (2007-11-20). "Whistlin' Dixie: New Musical Atlanta Debuts at L.A's Geffen Playhouse Nov. 20". Playbill.