Friday, September 16, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Cam

Song:Burning House

After a false start as a pop singer and some success as a songwriter, Camaron Ochs scored a top five country hit with Burning House in 2015. She was born Nov. 19, 1984 in Lafayette, CA. She got into country music listening to her grandparents record collection. She sang in choirs and in an a capella group while attending University of California, Davis. She learned to play guitar while in Nepal after meeting some musicians who taught her to play. While working as a lab assistant at Stanford, she decided to become a full time musician. She could always return to the lab if music doesn't work out. As Camaron Ochs, she released the 2010 CD Heartforward through CD Baby. The music was pop folk. Then she moved to Los Angeles to work with recording engineer and producer Tyler Johnson. He frequently works with uber producer Jeff Bhakser. Bhakser usually works with Kanye West, Bruno Mars etc. Meanwhile Johnson was working on the 2013 Miley Cyrus album Bangerz and he brought Cam in to help write the song Maybe You're Right. Cam moved to Nashville and she turned down publishing deals because she wanted a record deal. Her single Down This Road got the attention of Sony Music CEO Doug Morris. He signed her to Arista Nashville. The EP Welcome To Cam Country was released Mar. 2015. While out promoting it, she decided to call herself Cam because Ochs is too hard to pronounce. The full length CD Untamed was released Dec. 2015. The single Burning House reached #2 on the Country Singles chart. Cam says the idea for the song came in a dream about rescuing an ex-boyfriend from a burning house. When she told Johnson about the dream, he and Bhakser turned it into a song. Cam co-wrote all the songs on her debut album. The song was nominated for a Grammy and ACM awards. Cam has been on tour with Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley. When that is finished, expect her to record a new album. Cam writes her own songs so she has a bright future. And Bhakser might want to cross her over to pop. Here's the video for Burning House by Cam.

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