Before taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, May 9, Marcus King sat down with Circle Network to give some insight on a few things that people may not know about him.
The multi-genre singer/songwriter has seen great success with his newest album release ‘Youngblood,’ and although King has become a musical sensation around the world, there are aspects of his life that have influenced and molded him into the performer he is today.
He Recently Got Married
Marcus recently married Briley Hussey this year on Sunday, February 19, at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Something very special that the couple bonded over, was their love of music. Briley actually joined Marcus onstage at the Opry last night, putting on a show that would forever be special in their hearts.
Bass Fishing is a Big Part of His Life
Traveling and performing can get overwhelming at times, but for Marcus, bass fishing is what relaxes him in his free time. “Half of the time I hope I don’t even catch anything,” King says, “I just like to be out there and see the beauty and the granger and the majesty of nature.”
He Dropped out of High School
Although King doesn’t recommend the idea, he actually dropped out of high school to pursue his music career. Primarily focusing on playing guitar, he adopted an academic approach to his musical education, delving into the works of his guitar heroes such as The Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Albert King, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard. In addition, he devoted time to studying jazz theory and performance.
He Comes From a Long Line of Musicians
Music was bound to be King’s destiny. He comes from a long line of musicians, with his grandfather being a country guitarist and his father still actively performing on stage. As a fourth-generation musician, King has proven that music is in his blood as he follows in his family’s footsteps and continues carving a path in the world of music.
He is Always Trying to Make People Laugh
One thing is for sure. Marcus is always loooking for a way to make people smile. He let us in on a not-so-secret secret— He wasn’t an olympian.
“I wasn’t in the Olympics,” King said referring to his hat in the video. “Although, my hat may suggest otherwise. “