Photography: Courtesy
Photography: Courtesy

Cam sings her Grammy-nominated song “Burning House” at the Grand Ole Opry.

Cam grew up in the tony San Francisco Bay Area town of Lafayette in Contra Costa County, but she also spent plenty of time in the Southern California community of Oceanside, where her grandparents operated a ranch and her love of country music began. In the quaint small town, the future one-name artist then known as Camaron Marvel Ochs was introduced to Pasty Cline’s music, influencing her to break into the industry.

Before coming out with songs like “Burning House,” “Mayday,” and “My Mistake,” Cam started in the business writing and composing music for artists like Miley Cyrus. Now after the debut of her first major EP, Welcome to Cam Country, the songwriter is getting noticed as much for her voice as for her words.

Shortly after the release of her first EP, Cam released her first major label studio album, Untamed. Widely praised by critics, Untamed includes “Burning House” — co-written by Cam, Tyler Johnson, and Jeff Bhasker — about an ex-boyfriend of Cam’s. Nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, it lost out to Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller,” but we’re pretty confident it’s not the last we’ll see of Cam at the Grammys.

To celebrate her growing success, we’ve chosen Cam as our Opry Performance of the Week. Watch the video for a beautiful rendition of her hit song “Burning House.”

Cam is currently on The Burning House Tour for her debut album, Untamed. Her next stop will be on December 10 in Las Vegas at the Orleans Showroom.