Kameron Marlowe Uncovers The Bittersweet Journey Of Chasing Dreams In Nashville With New Song, ‘Tennessee Don’t Mind’

“There is a give and take with chasing this dream, and the past two years have been a whirlwind,” Marlowe says.


Madeleine O’Connell

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November 6, 2023


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Kameron Marlowe; Photo by David McClister

Kameron Marlowe may be a North Carolina native, but with his newest release, “Tennessee Don’t Mind,” he’s paying tribute to his relationship with the state that has impacted his life in so many ways. 

Out now, the new tune was penned by Lady A’s Charles Kelley alongside Daniel Tashian, but Marlowe makes the lyrics his own with his rich vocals gliding across the fiddle-led, mid-tempo track. 

Feeling consumed By Music And Life On The Road

A cinematic journey unfolds as the country singer illustrates an honest portrayal of what many others like himself have experienced as an entertainer. Despite the fact that these hard-working artists are getting to live out their dreams each night, being constantly on the road and away from the steady pace rooted in a home has presented many physical and mental challenges. 

Kameron Marlowe - Tennessee Don't Mind; Cover
Kameron Marlowe – Tennessee Don’t Mind; Cover

“To me, Tennessee in this instance really represents Music City,” Marlowe admitted while discussing his connection to the storyline. “There is a give and take with chasing this dream, and the past two years have been a whirlwind. There’s a lot of ‘life’ we miss out on being on the road – something no one prepares you for. I feel the most at home on the road and sometimes that’s the scary part. The music just consumes you and sometimes it’s hard to get out of your own head.”

Marlowe draws from his own experiences while depicting the unbreakable, almost magnetic pull that comes from the state of Tennessee. Interlaced throughout the song are glimpses into reality, as he rolls out the difficult truth that can come from his career path. 

“And if I wanna stay awhile / If I get a little bit high / On the night and the whiskey / Underneath the barroom lights/ She can always lead me home / Like a star in the Southern sky / And if I’m lost she will take me / Into her arms tonight / Tennessee don’t mind,” Marlowe delivers on the chorus.

Bringing The Song To Life Through A Brand-New Music Video

The Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville artist set the scene for listeners through the arrival of an accompanying music video that was filmed on his bus while traveling from city to city with his long-time band who also hail from his home state of North Carolina. In the opening scene, Kameron Marlowe says his temporary goodbye to Music City in the darkness of the night, grabs his suitcase, and begins the cycle of tour life. 

The video showcases many of the highs like greeting exciting fans, singing autographs and getting hyped up backstage before a show and making memories with friends throughout the trek. However, along with that also comes plenty of lows as the adrenaline of the late-night, bright lights fades and the silence takes over when he steps off the bus back in Tennessee, bringing things full circle. 

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Marlowe Continues His Run Of Touring

The authentic single marks the start to a new musical chapter for the “Girl On Fire” singer. He spent the year touring in support of Luke Bryan and Jordan Davis and now, he’s in the midst of his own 13-stop headlining I Can Lie Tour.

This trek, which kicked off October 26 in Los Angeles, CA, features special guests Elvie Shane, James McNair and Matt Schuster. 

Kameron Marlowe; Photo Courtesy of Instagram_
Kameron Marlowe; Photo Courtesy of Instagram_

Kameron Marlowe has already sold out several dates of this run, with only a limited number of tickets remaining for the majority of the upcoming dates. He will make his way to St. Augustine, Florida on November 9 before paying visits to Gainesville, FL, Mobile, AL, Starkville, MS, Athens, GA, Indianapolis, IN and more. The tour will officially come to a close on December 9 with a show in Chattanooga, TN. 

For a full list of dates, visit Kameron Marlowe’s official website HERE

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.