Cam Would Like a Hug, Please

Her Hard Work Is a Badge of Honor

One of the Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces for this year and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country recently admitted that she could use a hug.

In a recent interview with industry publication Country Aircheck, Cam was talking about how physically grueling it is to be on the road, trying to promote your new music to all the radio stations across the country.

“You can push yourself a little bit farther than you thought,” she said. “It’s a badge of honor.”

The she had this advice for anyone meeting a new artist.

“Whether you like their music or not, you should always give a new country artist a hug — because they are tired and working their butts off,” Cam said.

But that hard work? It’s not for nothing. She’s had some pleasant surprises along the way with her debut record.

Like the time Sam Hunt invited her to make a surprise appearance at his recent street party in Nashville.

“It wasn’t my show, so I wasn’t sure if anyone would know who I was,” she recalled. “So I got up there and everyone knew every single word to ‘Burning House.’ That was like, ‘Whoa.’ It doesn’t fully compute yet.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.