Grammy-nominated country artist Cam will join a star-studded performer lineup for the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will air to millions of TV viewers on NBC on Nov. 23. Her appearance will mark the singer-songwriter's first appearance at the renowned holiday event. Per a Nov. 21 press release, the CMA, ACM, CMT and AMA nominated songstress will ride the Domino Sugar float and perform her latest single, “Diane,” along the two-and-a-half-mile parade route.
“Diane” officially impacts country radio on Dec. 4. The single hails from Cam’s upcoming 2018 Arista Nashville/RCA Records album. Cam co-wrote the track with Jeff Bhasker (Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars) and Tyler Johnson (Sam Smith, Sheeran, Styles). The trio previously teamed up for Cam’s chart-topping hit, “Burning House” and her critically-acclaimed 2015 album Untamed.
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Rolling Stone Country notes that Cam “flips the script on Dolly Parton’s pleading country classic 'Jolene'" by confessing an affair to an unsuspecting wife after realizing she’s been dating a married man, a perspective rarely taken in song.
Cam told People.com, “There's such a weird stigma that you can't talk about this because it either reflects badly on you or you feel vulnerable, you're supposed to suffer in silence or if you see it from the outside, you're not supposed to tell. I wrote it because this is the apology and the forthrightness that I think people deserve from each other."
The California native recently opened for Harry Styles at his sold-out solo Ryman Auditorium show in Nashville. She will perform at country music icon George Strait’s T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas residency on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. The acclaimed songwriter's work can be heard on Sam Smith's chart-topping new album The Thrill of It All, for which she co-wrote the track "Palace" with Smith and Tyler Johnson.
Yesterday, she surprised visitors at Music Row’s historic Studio B in honor of the renowned Nashville recording facility's 60th anniversary. She performed “Diane” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” which Elvis Presley notably performed at the famous site.
The 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade boasts a huge lineup of music superstars including Smokey Robinson, Sara Evans, Dustin Lynch, Andra Day, Goo Goo Dolls, Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr., Common, “America’s Got Talent” 2017 runner-up Angelica Hale and more. Dance troupes, clowns, marching bands and more will march in the parade to ring in the start of the holiday season in New York.
Cam will be embarking on her own Best Coast Tour with a string of nine shows on the West Coast, beginning Nov. 28. “Diane” is available for purchase and streaming. Stay tuned to AXS for tickets, information and updates on Cam.