Growing up in a musical household doesn’t always mean you’re going to pursue music as a career… or does it?
Nashville native Levi Hummon — son of GRAMMY award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon — originally went to school to study painting, but later discovered that music was his true passion after writing songs for fun in his college dorm room. Fast forward a few years later and Hummon has written for Steven Tyler, PLUS his original music has over 13 million streams in less than a year!
Levi has been in sessions with some of the biggest songwriters on Music Row. From Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally, Andrew Dorff, Josh Osborne, Jonathan Singleton, Nathan Barlowe, Brandy Clark and Trevor Rosen, among others, the 27-year-old says that his favorite person to write with is his father, Marcus.
“I love writing with my dad. He’s one of my favorite writers,” Hummon shared with CS Country during an interview at the 2018 CMA Music Festival down in Nashville last month. “But a new guy in town named McV (Matt McVaney) wrote a lot of stuff on that original Kane Brown EP, and he’s also one of my favorites. He’s up and coming, but an amazing track guy, artist, and writer.”
He continued by saying the songwriting helped him find his voice, who he was as an artist, and what message he wanted to convey.
“The best thing I ever did was sit with my guitar in my dorm room and write songs by myself,” he said. “They were all terrible, but they really helped me figure out what my voice is, who I am as an artist, and what I wanted to say.”
Hummon is still busy writing and recording new songs and hopes to have more music out for the fans soon.
“I can say that I’ve been in the studio for the past two months working. I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but I’m definitely going to be releasing more music soon. That’s all I can say, but you’re the first one I said it to,” Levi said.
Keep up with Levi by following him on Instagram at @levihummon.