Marcus Hummon

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Marcus Hummon
Birth name Marcus Spencer Hummon
Born (1960-12-28) December 28, 1960 (age 53)[1]
Origin Washington, DC, U.S.[1]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano
Years active 1995-present
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,[2][3] 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.[3] 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.

Hummon is married to chaplain and author Becca Stevens, with whom he has three children.[4] They live in Nashville.[4]

List of singles composed by Marcus Hummon[edit]

Hummon previously recorded "Bless the Broken Road" and "One of These Days" on his 1995 debut album All in Good Time.



Title Album details
All in Good Time
The Sound of One Fan Clapping
  • Release date: 1997
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
Looking for the Child
  • Release date: 1999
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
Francis of Guernica
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
  • Release date: September 25, 2001
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
American Duet
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
Revolution EP
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
  • Release date: March 1, 2005
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
Nowhere to Go but Up
  • Release date: April 27, 2005
  • Label: Velvet Armadillo Records
Surrender Road
  • Release date: December 21, 2005
  • Label: Velvet Armadllo Records
  • Release date: May 1, 2010
  • Label: self-released


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1996 "God's Country" 73 All in Good Time
"Honky Tonk Mona Lisa"
2005 "Revolution" single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1996 "Honky Tonk Mona Lisa"[5] R. Brad Murano



Hummon was the composer-lyricist, and co-librettist with actor Adrian Pasdar, of the musical Atlanta, and co-writer of the associated book.[6][7] It premiered in January 2005 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Johnson Theater in Nashville, presented by the Actors Bridge Ensemble Theatre,[8][9] and was developed for a second production that premiered November 2007 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.[7][10]


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 197. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Marcus Hummon biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  3. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt. "Matt's Songwriter Spotlight - Marcus Hummon". Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  4. ^ a b Humman, Marcus (2010-05-27). "The Song of Rosanna's Survivor Story" (Blog post). Sojourners. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Marcus Hummon : Honky Tonk Mona Lisa". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ Henerson, Evan (2007-11-27). ""Atlanta" was never destined to be an ordinary musical". 
  7. ^ a b Gross, Cristofer (November 2007). "The Acting of the Apostles". Theater Times. 
  8. ^ "Marcus Hummon Biography". Actors Bridge Ensemble. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  9. ^ "Marcus Hummon Debuts Musical ‘Atlanta’ January 27 in Nashville". BMI. 2005-01-20. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  10. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (2007-11-20). "Whistlin' Dixie: New Musical Atlanta Debuts at L.A's Geffen Playhouse Nov. 20". Playbill. 

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