Born & raised in Nashville TN, Levi Hummon naturally has songwriting in his blood. Originally expressing his talent via visual art, Levi took an early interest in painting, which he studied at college in St. Petersburg, FL. It was in St. Pete that Levi’s musical talents first revealed themselves. At the close of a significant relationship, he was drawn to writing songs – songs of his life and relationships. It wasn’t long before Levi realized his need to move back home to cultivate his songwriting craft; so back to Nashville he went.
Levi began to make his imprint on the Nashville community through regular co-writes with his father, Marcus Hummon (Grammy Award winning songwriter), and a regular rotation of writers who would join them. Levi loved relating to a listener through the stories he could craft. It wasn’t long before word spread of Levi’s talents, and he found himself writing with the greats such as Shane MacAnally (2014 ACM Songwriter of the Year), Andrew Dorff (Blake Shelton and Martina McBride), Josh Osborne (Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney), and of course, Marcus Hummon. Learning to always bring in his own ideas and point of view to a writing session, Levi quickly streamlined his unique style. “You’re letting someone into your world which is really vulnerable,” says Levi. “I write from a reflective & personal place and ultimately I couldn’t see anyone else singing these songs.”
As a member of a multi-generational music family, Levi Hummon certainly appreciates his roots. While Levi is very much his own person & artist, he strongly values giving credit where it is due – and he finds himself fortunate to have his family be part of his journey. In addition to his father’s musical foundation, Levi draws inspiration from his mother, Becca Stevens, who founded the socially conscious & philanthropic organization, Thistle Farms (a residential program and social enterprise made up of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking, and addiction). This became a natural place for Levi to become involved where he further witnessed how music can provide a healing effect to those whom have suffered tremendously. “Thistle farms has always been a family to me,” says Levi. “There is so much knowledge to gain from spending time with the women. It makes me want to always forgive, never take anything for granted, and love everyone.”
Continuing to develop his personal sound, Levi found himself in great company while in Nashville. Marcus and Becca casually had their friend and Hall of Fame Songwriter, Desmond Child over for dinner, where Levi played a few songs. Desmond’s reaction was profound and immediate – he insisted on working with Levi. Soon after, Levi’s tune “Make it Love,” was featured in Child’s film, Two: The Story of Roman & Nero, which appeared on the short list of nominations for the Oscar’s “Best Original Song”. That was just the beginning for Levi. With overwhelming support from Nashville’s music community, Levi signed with Fletcher Foster’s new management and entertainment company, Iconic Entertainment Group. Levi Hummon is currently writing and recording for his first full-length album.
Levi Hummon’s song, Make It Love, is being used in a documentary titled “Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro.” For more information, check out twothedocumentary.com or view the trailer on YouTube.
July 26th, 2014 – 7pm @ Village Pizza (222 Market St W, Athens, AL 35611)
July 27th, 2014 – MC Handy Festival (Muscle Shoals, AL) http://www.wchandymusicfestival.org/festival.htm