Marcus Hummon

Induction Year: 2019

Birth Name: Marcus Spencer Hummon

Birth Date: 12-28-1960

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.-born Marcus Hummon has enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, producer, studio musician, playwright and author.

A diplomat’s son, Marcus spent his youth in Africa and Italy. After several years playing in various bands, he found his way to Nashville.

As a songwriter, Marcus has co-written hits such as “Cowboy Take Me Away” and “Ready To Run” by The Dixie Chicks, “Born To Fly” by Sara Evans, “One Of These Days” by Tim McGraw, “Only Love” by Wynonna, “The Cheap Seats” by Alabama and “Love Is The Right Place” by Bryan White. “Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts earned Marcus a 2005 Grammy for Best Country Song, as well as NSAI Song of the Year. A 2007 version by Selah w/ Melodie Crittenden, was a Top 5 Christian song and earned NSAI’s 2007 Song of the Year.

Marcus has written an opera (Surrender Road, staged by The Nashville Opera Company in 2005) and six musicals, three of which were featured as part of the New York New Musical Festival in 2005, 2006 and 2011 respectively.

Marcus has scored two films: Lost Boy Home and The Last Songwriter, a documentary that he co-produced.

"Bless The Broken Road"

(written with Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna)

2005 Grammy for Best Country Song; 2005 and 2007 NSAI Song of the Year

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band1994 
Melodie Crittenden1998 #42 country
Geoff Moore1999 
Rascal Flatts2005 #1 country, #20 adult contemp., #29 pop
Selah w/ Melodie Crittenden2007 #5 Christian
Hannah Montana w/ Rascal Flatts2009 
Jim Brickman2015 

"Born To Fly"

(written with Sara Evans, Darrell Scott)

Sara Evans2000 #1 country, #34 pop
Lauren Alaina2011 
Danielle Bradbery w/ Blake Shelton2013 


(written with Roger Murrah)

Pirates of the Mississippi1995 
Marty Stuart1996 

"Cowboy Take Me Away"

(written with Martie Seidel)

Dixie Chicks2000 #1 country, #27 pop
Emily Ann Roberts2016 

"Get Over Yourself"

(written with Kristyn Osborn)

SHeDAISY2002 #27 country

"Honky Tonk Mona Lisa"

(written with Darrell Scott)

Doug Stone1995 
Neal McCoy2003 


(written with Jay DeMarcus)

Chely Wright2002 #23 country

"Love Is The Right Place"

(written with Tommy Sims)

Bryan White1997 #4 country

"More Than I Am"

(written with Karen Staley)

The Forester Sisters1996 
Mountain Heart2018 

"My Kind Of Beautiful"

(written with Andy Griggs, Darrell Scott)

Andy Griggs2004 

"No Way Out"

(written with Steve Bogard, Rick Giles, Darrell Scott)

Suzy Bogguss1996 
Julie Roberts2004 

"One Of These Days"

(written with Monty Powell, Kip Raines)

Tim McGraw1998 #2 country, #74 pop

"Only Love"

(written with Roger Murrah)

Wynonna1993 #3 country
Point Of Grace2015 

"Over My Shoulder"

(written with Roger Murrah)

Patty Loveless1994 
Tanya Tucker2002 

"Pilgrims On The Way (Matthew's Song)"

Michael Martin Murphey1988 #29 country

"Ready To Run"

(written with Martie Seidel)

Dixie Chicks1999 #2 country, #39 pop


(written with Mark Prentice)

Susan Ashton1999 
Sara Evans2005 

"The Cheap Seats"

(written with Randy Sharp)

Alabama1994 #13 country

Marcus Hummon

Induction Year: 2019