|Birth name||Marcus Spencer Hummon|
|Born||December 28, 1960|
|Origin||Washington, DC, U.S.|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano|
|Labels||Columbia, Velvet Armadillo|
After several years of playing in various bands, he moved to Nashville where he was signed to a songwriting contract. A record deal with Columbia Records soon followed. His debut album All in Good Time in 1995 produced a No. 73 single on the Hot Country Songs charts with "God's Country." From 1999-2001, Hummon was a member of the alternative country band The Raphaels along with former Big Country lyricist and guitarist Stuart Adamson. The Raphaels only release was 1998's Supernatural on Track Records. Hummon also released several studio albums on his own label, Velvet Armadillo.
In 2006, his composition "Bless the Broken Road" co-written with Jeff Hanna and Bobby Boyd in 1994, won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Hanna's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded the song. Later Hummon recorded his own version followed by Melodie Crittenden, the Grammy-winning version by Rascal Flatts, and Selah in a version with Melodie Crittenden.
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 the Dixie Chicks, "Born to Fly" by Sara Evans, and the Rascal Flatts version of "Bless the Broken Road".
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 – "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"
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (first of five artists) – "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|
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