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Life & Work with Jack Hummel

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jack Hummel. 

Hi Jack, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I was born and raised in Missouri, and really developed a passion for music very early on. I didn’t come from a musical family, per se but I grew up around music in the sense that my family are huge fans of live music, all different genres. As a kid, I was listening to everything and going to any concert I could get into.

I was about 10 years old when I picked up a guitar, and that really set me on a path.

Once I got to college at the University of Missouri, I really started to look at music seriously, as an actual career. I was 18, and didn’t have any money so I started going back and forth to Nashville any chance I could. The first probably 5 or 6 times, I was actually sleeping in my truck when I’d get here because I couldn’t afford anything else. Looking back, that seems too crazy to me but at the time, I didn’t know any different and all I wanted to do was be here. So, it just made sense.

As I was going back and forth between Missouri and Nashville, I started to create relationships with other writers and artists in town. A lot of folks took a chance on me; just some kid who wasn’t even really “here” [in Nashville] yet.

After almost 4 years of back and forth, I graduated and moved to Nashville.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

It’s definitely had its ups and downs. Anyone who comes to Nashville to pursue a career in this business knows it isn’t easy. You hear the word “no” a lot, especially starting out. But for me, I’ve always found there’s a motivation in being told no. It stokes a fire in you, to keep pushing. That’s how it’s always been for me.

But at the same time, I’ve been really fortunate to meet some incredible people that have helped me along the way. Without them, I’m not sure I’d be here. Nashville is town full of people all trying to chase a dream. And when you get to work alongside friends and sometimes even heroes of yours, it’s really special.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?

For me as a songwriter, I’m trying to write and make music that’s honest and relatable, and doing so in a way that pushes boundaries and is always evolving. Good music is good music, and that’s always what I’m aiming for.”

In a recent profile discussing his career in Nashville as ‘just a songwriter,’ Hummel was described as “one of the most talented” up-and-coming songwriters that’s been heard. Read more here: https://www.nashvillenoise.com/songwriter-jack-hummel-interview/

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
Instagram / Twitter / Facebook @TheJackHummel

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