Marcus Hummon

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

28 December 1960, Washington DC, USA. The country singer Marcus Hummon was the son of a US diplomat and grew up travelling the world, living in Africa, Italy and the Philippines. Hummon developed a love of country music but his influences also include James Taylor and John Denver. While at college, he played many clubs in the Washington area with his three sisters and built up a strong reputation. In 1986, he moved to Nashville and had his first success as a songwriter with ‘Pilgrims On The Way (Mathew’s Song)’ for Michael Martin Murphey. He wrote ‘Only Love’, a Grammy-nominated hit for Wynonna, ‘Cheap Seats’ (Alabama), ‘Over My Shoulder’ (Patty Loveless), ‘Every Little Word’ (Hal Ketchum) and ‘Honky Tonk Mona Lisa’ (Doug Stone). He has also written ‘The Pathway To The Moon’ for the British group MN8. His band is called Red Wing, but he came to the UK with just his steel player, Darrell...

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