Columbia Nashville’s Kameron Marlowe moved to Nashville less than four years ago. In what is often called a ‘ten year town,’ the North Carolina native managed to launch himself from struggling singer-songwriter and into the spotlight in seven months.
Marlowe independently released the self-penned “Giving You Up,” which has since seen 15 million streams. Shortly after, while Marlowe was working at General Motors in his hometown, a recruiter from The Voice called offering to take him to the live auditions for Season 15.
While on set at The Voice, Marlowe met some songwriters from Nashville, which helped push him to move. Shortly after landing in Music City, Marlowe met manager Kaitlin Madewell. Now, with a management deal at The AMG, a label deal with Columbia Nashville, and a publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing, Marlowe has hit the ground running.
“When I came off The Voice I didn’t know what I was doing. I was just wanting to write songs because that’s what everybody on the show was doing. I wanted to learn from that. So I would take a write with anybody in this town,” Marlowe told MusicRow in a recent visit. “I just wanted to immerse myself in there. After a couple of years of writing in town is when I started finding my sound and started finding who I was as an artist.”
Marlowe’s charismatic personality, paired with his unique vocal talent, aided him in his first radio tour–done via Zoom. His debut single, “Sober as a Drunk,” impacted country radio on Feb. 8 and was among the week’s most added tracks, just behind Dan + Shay on Mediabase.
Marlowe’s self-titled debut EP was released in November, and included another viral hit, “Burn ‘Em All.” The singer-songwriter co-wrote four of the six tracks. Songwriting heavyweights including Jeff Hyde, J.T. Harding, Justin Wilson, Aaron Eshuis, and more join Marlowe on the EP.
Marlowe sums, “I’m just very blessed and very excited that this is what I get to wake up and do every day. Waking up and going to a job that I absolutely hated everyday just wasn’t worth it to me. Being able to wake up every morning and be like, ‘man, I truly love, what I get to do,’ there’s no price tag that could ever be put on that.”