About Marcum:

Originally from Huntington, WV, Marcum Stewart started playing piano at the early age of 4, began writing songs at the age of 12, and taught himself how to play Guitar at age 15, then bass and drums.  He was in several bands before moving to Nashville, including one in Huntington with well-known Nashville songwriter/artist Rick Huckaby called Southern Knights.

Marcum moved to Nashville, TN in 1994 to pursue a career as a songwriter/producer.  His early career included time as the Catalog Manager/Tape Room Guy for two publishing companies (Island Bound Music & Rick Hall Music), and assistant engineer to Island Bound Studio's house engineer, Luke Wooten. In 95 & 96 he joined a songwriting group that Brenda Cline put together called the "Young Riders" which comprised of himself, Rachel Proctor, Kenny Horton & Tom Wurth. The Young Riders played for a year around Nashville at well known Nashville venues such as The Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner, The Boardwalk Cafe, etc. to name a few. They performed 2 hour writers rounds with a special "hit songwriter" guest each show. Some of the more notable guests were Kent Blazy & Skip Ewing. 

From 1998 to about 2008 Marcum was part of the Nashville Rock Scene pretty heavily. He was in the bands 7 Stories High (which later became known as Subsonic), The Tragedy Kings and Bluecollar Suicide.  The first public show with 7 Stories High was opening up for Jackyl at the 328 Performance Hall (which sadly is no longer) in front of a sold out crowd of over 3,000 people. Needless to say every show that followed that one was hard to top because it's not every day you get to perform in front of thousands of people in Nashville. Once they became Subsonic then a lot of wheels started to turn including a deal on the table with Wind-Up Records out of New York. Unfortunately the deal fell through and Subsonic was no more. Their record is still available through Spat! Records to this day though. The Tragedy Kings and Bluecollar Suicide were some fun years and there was some promise with the Kings, but that didn't happen either. Ultimately, Marcum wanted to get back to his roots and to Country music and Songwriting.  He moved to Nashville to be a Songwriter/Producer, not an artist.

Most recently Marcum was part of the country duo Acklen Park with Andrea Villarreal.  The duo had chart success with their song “Great American Song” which peaked at #47. Marcum has also had four songs ("Great American Song", "Me Before You", "Put It In Drive" and "Little By Little") featured in the first season of CW's TV show "Hart of Dixie". He also has an alternative version "Great American Song" called "Our American Song" featured in the 2013 movie "Storm Rider".

Always focused on his songwriting career, Marcum signed with Dan Hodges Music, LLC in August of 2012. Since being with DHM, he has had several Independent cuts and major holds. Each year he strives to get better as a writer and hopes to have more cuts under his belt and ultimately major cuts that can lead to Top 30 hits some day. 

To the present day, Marcum released his first full length album called "Put It In Drive" in 2014. He had his first ever #1 single as an artist in the UK for his song "Me Before You" (check out the "Press" page for details on that. He has had 7 placements with the TV show "Hart of Dixie" (both Season 1 & Season 4), and placements in the movies "Storm Rider", "On The Wing", & "Pitching Faith and Catching Love". He also won the IMEA Country Song of the Year award in 2015 for his song "Me Before You". Now he is set to release his latest album called "Battle Lines" on March 10, 2017 (see promo video above).

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