Marcus Hummon

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Marcus Hummon
Birth nameMarcus Spencer Hummon
Born (1960-12-28) December 28, 1960 (age 59)[1]
OriginWashington, DC, U.S.[1]
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, piano
Years active1995-present
LabelsColumbia, Velvet Armadillo
Associated actsNitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Raphaels, Rascal Flatts

Marcus Spencer Hummon (born December 28, 1960 in Washington, DC) is an American country music artist.

Early life[edit]

Hummon was born on December 28, 1960 in Washington, D.C.. He graduated from Williams College.[2]


After several years of playing in various bands, he moved 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.

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.[3] It was first recorded by Hanna’s Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, followed by Hummon, Melodie Crittenden, the Grammy-winning version by Rascal Flatts, and Selah in a duet with Melodie Crittenden.[4]

Hummon has also co-written songs for many country music artists, including Top 40 singles for Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, and Alabama,[5][6] 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".

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[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"[7] R. Brad Murano


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 197. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "`All In Good Time'". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2015-11-27.
  3. ^ "Jeff Hanna - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  4. ^ "Jeff Hanna + Matraca Berg — Country's Greatest Love Stories". Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  5. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Marcus Hummon biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt. "Matt's Songwriter Spotlight - Marcus Hummon". Retrieved 2007-11-18.
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Marcus Hummon : Honky Tonk Mona Lisa". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.

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