Levi Hummon Talks Nashville Roots, Inspirational Parents, New EP, Upcoming Tour Dates & More

Levi Hummon Talks Nashville Roots, Inspirational Parents, New EP, Upcoming Tour Dates & More

Jim Casey talks with Levi Hummon about:

  • being born and raised in Nashville
  • watching the city change over his 27 years
  • growing up with a successful songwriting father, Marcus Hummon
  • being influenced by all genres of music, including the Ramones and the Clash
  • the homegrown singer/songwriters coming out of Nashville, including Thomas Rhett and Tucker Beathard
  • studying sculpture and painting in college before transitioning to music
  • building a songwriting catalog by co-writing with his dad
  • stepping away from his record deal with Big Machine
  • finding his voice, both literally and figuratively
  • releasing his new six-song EP, Patient
  • opening shows for Dwight Yoakam, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and more
  • hitting the road, including a stop at War Memorial Auditorium on Dec. 6 for the Nashville House Concerts
  • the non-profit his mother Becca Stevens started called Thistle Farms

Show Participants:

  • Levi Hummon
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson