Country Newcomer Kameron Marlowe Discusses His Music Journey Ahead Of Saturday Concert At The Signal

  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Joe Hendrix

Country music newcomer Kameron Marlowe, 26, will play a sold out show this Saturday at The Signal in Chattanooga.

Growing up near Charlotte, NC, he first appeared as a contestant on season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2018 and later signed a record deal in 2020 with Sony Music Nashville, a major label in Music City.

After his appearance on the voice and with his family’s support, he convinced himself to make the move to Nashville to pursue making a career in country music as an artist.

He played the “Honky Tonk’s” on the city’s famed Broadway for two years and recorded the first song he ever wrote titled, “Giving You Up,” which he wrote about his longtime girlfriend breaking up with him soon before he was about to propose to her.

The video — and song — went viral on YouTube and currently sits at 51 million views, and it ushered in major label interest, with Marlowe ultimately signing with Sony.

He admits that the ups and downs of being a new artist, and in particular not cracking the code on country radio to date, is a frustrating path, but he has built a fanbase on the back of his first successful song and playing on the road consistently.

“We kind of catch people off guard at our show because we’re super, super high energy, and we interact with the crowd a lot, and that’s helped us grow this thing,” Mr. Marlowe said.

Releasing his first major-label, 15-song album, “We Were Cowboys,” in 2022, his fanbase can be seen singing every word to his song-set from the album at his live shows, with the validation easily seen from his social media concert clips.

Now he’s turning his attention to 2024, with more music in the works, and a recently released song titled, “Tennessee Don’t Mind,” which came out in November. The song, reminiscent of a John Anderson meets the Old West, is arguably his best produced song to date, with a move to more dynamic instrumentation adding in a strong fiddle and a progressive sound not typically heard on country radio that is currently dominated by hip-hop and pop rock undertones.

Mr. Marlowe, who writes collaboratively as a songwriter for his music, says he would love to eventually be a part of country radio and have a song do well, but says it isn’t holding him back and the most important thing for him is connecting with his fans on the road.”

“I don’t focus on writing for radio, and it kind of pinholes you if you try, so I stay focused on writing as true to myself as possible,” he said.

For more information on Kameron Marlowe’s music, visit www.kameronmarlowe.com.

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