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Cam Gears Up for First Headlining Tour

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Most songwriters wait years and years until they finally have a song that makes it on the charts and hopefully gets nominated for some music awards.  For Cam, that all happened with her first hit song. The singer and songwriter is gearing up for her first solo tour, The Burning House Tour, named after her big hit.

The tour will make a stop at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina, Ohio on Friday, October 28 with special guest Adam Sanders.  The show will be a return to the club for Cam who made a promotional appearance and performed at the country club last year.

Cam didn’t grow up on stage or playing music, instead the 31-year-old singer took a different path. She was working in a psychology research lab and her professor gave her some advice. “Picture yourself at 80,” she said.  “What would you regret not having done more: psychology or music.”

“I had always loved music, but I didn’t know anyone who was a musician or who made money off of music,” Cam revealed in an interview.  “It seemed like a reckless thing to do, but I loved it so much.”

After moving to Nashville in 2013, Cam started a Kickstarter campaign that helped finance her first recordings.  One of those songs, “Down This Road” caught the attention of a Nashville radio programmer who started playing the track even though she was unsigned.

With that boost Cam, whose real name is Cameron Ochs, was signed to both the pop and country labels of Sony Music. She quickly got started on her debut EP, Welcome to Cam Country, which was released in early 2015 and included the song that would launch her career, “Burning House.”

Cam performed the song at her Grand Ole Opry debut and country DJ Bobby Bones heard it and had her on his show the very next morning. “A lot of people loved that song but didn’t think it was a safe single choice,” Cam stated. “It was really cool to have it move forward that way because it cut through at something so different.”

Through the success of “Burning House” Cam released her first full length album Untamed in December 2015.  All of the tracks on the album were co-written by the California native who felt that was the surest way she would love every aspect of it, especially during the production and changing of several songs.

Since then Cam has been touring and opening for some of Country music’s big name stars including Dierks Bentley, who she joined at Blossom Music Center this past summer.

The singer, who has a passion for the color yellow and often wears dresses, shirts or shoes of that color, wore a more traditional Jenny Packham wedding gown when she married Adam Weaver on September 24 in Joshua Tree, California. The couple recently returned from their honeymoon in Tokyo and Bali.

She is now ready to take on her own headlining tour which she admitted is somewhat terrifying and exciting. The singer doesn’t come in to the tour as your average country artist, aside from her hits and songs from Untamed she also has included in her shows songs like “Hello,” “Uptown Funk” and Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”

Cam’s success has not gone without notice from the award shows and has received nominations from the Grammy Awards, Association of Country Music and the American Music Awards.  At this years Country Music Awards on November 2, “Burning House” is nominated for Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year.

It’s easy to say that this is just the beginning for one of Country music’s newest rising stars.

Cam will bring The Burning House Tour with special guest Adam Sanders to the Thirsty Cowboy in Medina, Ohio on Friday, October 28 at 9:00pm.  Tickets are $15 (plus fees) and are available at ThirstyCowboy.com.

Here is the video for Cam’s song “Mayday” from her debut album Untamed.

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