Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:30am

When Music City born-and-bred singer/songwriter Levi Hummon sits down to write a song, he draws a lot of inspiration from personal experience growing up in a slightly different Nashville than the one that exists present day. His latest independent release, “Songs We Sang,” embodies the quintessential retrospective songs-of-our-youth nostalgia. Memories fade with time, yet little details like the lyrics that were the soundtracks of that summer remain.
“To me ‘Songs We Sang’ is all about those memories of driving around Nashville, back in high school, and that feeling of singing your favorite song with the windows down,” shares the 25-year-old The Tennessean just profiled noting “Hummon’s ascent showcases a new Nashville, where artists can use streaming to build a fan base and then navigate their career independently until the right label partnership comes along.” Hummon reflects, “I just remember not having a care in the world back then—I realize now I took that feeling for granted in the moment– yet I can hear that song and it takes me back. The power of that song in that moment is what I wanted this song to reflect.”
Hometown, been a minute
Since I’ve been walkin’ in it
Every crack in every sidewalk hasn’t changed
Same diner, people talkin’
Mom and pop supermarket
Same old gold pawn shop on main, but
I don’t remember the parking lot
Where I tried to kiss what’s her name
Or if we got high or not
But I remember the songs we sang
Hummon thought it only appropriate to invite some of the friends he made those memories with to help bring the video to life.
“When we were coming up with an idea for a ‘Songs We Sang’ video we thought the best way to film it was to get all my friends from Nashville in one parking lot and throw a party we could film.” Hummon laughs, before noting, “…it quickly turned into an actual party with everyone dancing and singing along. I think that’s what makes this video feel so real to me. It’s not every day that I can get all my hometown friends in one place.”
“Songs We Sang,” written by Hummon, Matt McVaney and Kylie Sackley, is the follow-up release to singles “Stupid” and “Don’t Waste the Night,” which have collectively been streamed over 17 million times in less than a year.  
With a voice Rolling Stone describes as “a country Ed Sheeran,” Hummon was recently named a “New Music Favorite” by Ticketmaster for 2018 and took his talents across the pond for his first performance at C2C Music Festival in London and will perform in June at CMA Fest in Nashville.
Watch the video premiere of “Songs We Sang” on Popculture.com here.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Levi Hummon was surrounded by music greats; however, it wasn’t until he was studying painting in college that he began to explore his dormant musical talents – singing and songwriting – as a way to navigate his life and relationships. He quickly developed his own unique personal sound with the help of his father, GRAMMY-Award winning songwriter Marcus Hummon. Hummon soon found himself working with notable songwriters such as Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally, Andrew Dorff, Josh Osborne, Jonathan Singleton, Nathan Barlowe, Brandy Clark, Trevor Rosen and more. Hummon also wrote with legendary entertainer Steven Tyler on his most recent single “Red, White and You.”  Hummon’s single “Guts and Glory” gained national attention from iconic truck brand, Ram Trucks, sponsoring Levi’s 2016 tour and positioning him as the 2017 spokesperson for the Ram Truck brand.

With over 17 million streams in less than a year as an independent artist for “Don’t Waste the Night” and “Stupid,” Hummon has been named one of Entertainment Weekly’s 5 Breaking Artists Now and one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know.” “Stupid,” which debuted on Billboard’s Top Country Songs chart and remained for two weeks as the only song on the chart by an unsigned artist, has reached over 10 million digital streams and was named to Amazon’s 2017 Best of Country Songs list. Hummon’s current single, “Songs We Sang,” is available now.
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