Cam Previews ‘Untamed’ By Performing At Her Party

Cam with her four-person band at the Dec. 2 album launch party in Nashville.

Cam with her four-person band at the Dec. 2 album launch party in Nashville.

“What a great way to start your holiday shopping,” said Sony Nashville’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Randy Goodman when introducing Cam at her album launch party at The Cordelle in Nashville. The Arista Nashville/RCA Records artist’s debut album, Untamed, will mark Nashville’s only major label release in December when it hits shelves on Dec. 11.

During the evening, Cam performed her gold-selling “Burning House” (a No. 1 song on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart) in addition to the album’s title track, “Runaway Train,” “Village,” and “Half Broke Heart.” The performer stayed on stage with her four-person band while two album tracks played, including “Cold In California” and “Hungover on Heartache.”

“We were kind of kids raising kids with this album,” noted Cam. “We didn’t try to be different, we [actually] tried to sound like everyone else.”

Production for the 11-track project came from Jeff Bhasker and Tyler Johnson, in addition to Cam herself. All three have ties to the California music scene. Cam is a Lafayette, California, native while Johnson is now also located in Nashville. Further intertwining her crew, Johnson is engaged to Cam’s manager, Lindsay Marias.

Goodman introduced three RCA New York leaders who were instrumental in Cam’s signing: Peter Edge, RCA CEO; Tom Corson, RCA President/COO; and Tatiana Rodriguez, RCA A&R/Operations. “Peter was really the guy who signed Cam and walked her in our life. When I started in July, Peter was my immediate idol after inheriting all this. I get to officially and publicly say thank you to him tonight,” Goodman said.

Edge recalled meeting Bhasker and Johnson in a tiny studio to hear beginning stages of  “Uptown Funk” (which Bhasker co-produced) in addition to “Burning House.” “We were really excited we got to be there that day and went to see [Sony Music CEO] Doug Morris right after,” said Edge. “Thank you Nashville, you have been an incredible partner—this is just the beginning!”

Goodman concluded the hour-long presentation saying, “Cam doesn’t water it down. It is an honor to work with her. She sets a new bar.”

Pictured (L-R): Taylor Lindsey, Director, A&R, Sony Music Nashville; Cam; Sony Music Nashville's Jim Catino (VP, A&R); and Randy Goodman (Chairman & CEO). Photo: Alan Poizner

Pictured (L-R): Taylor Lindsey, Director, A&R, Sony Music Nashville; Cam; Sony Music Nashville’s Jim Catino (VP, A&R); and Randy Goodman (Chairman & CEO). Photo: Alan Poizner

Pictured (L-R): Olivia Laster, Specialist, Promotion, Arista Nashville; Luke Jensen, Manager, Regional Promotion; Andy Elliott, Director, National Promotion, Arista Nashville; consultant Joe Patrick; Arista Nashville's VP, Promotion Lesly Simon; Cam; Michael Bryan, Sr. VP, Programming, iHeartMedia/Nashville; Steve Hodges, EVP, Promotion & Artist Development; Abi Fishbone, Director, Regional Promotion, Arista Nashville. Photo: Alan Poizner

Pictured (L-R): Olivia Laster, Specialist, Promotion, Arista Nashville; Luke Jensen, Manager, Regional Promotion; Andy Elliott, Director, National Promotion, Arista Nashville; consultant Joe Patrick; Arista Nashville’s VP, Promotion Lesly Simon; Cam; Michael Bryan, Sr. VP, Programming, iHeartMedia/Nashville; Steve Hodges, EVP, Promotion & Artist Development; Abi Fishbone, Director, Regional Promotion, Arista Nashville. Photo: Alan Poizner

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