“I’m as country as cornbread, “ states Red Marlow with a vocal inflection that can leave no doubt. Red is as country as it gets, with a love of skeet shooting, fishing and hunting. A native of Northern Alabama, this preacher’s son has been singing and playing music regularly since he was 9 years old. “My Dad would go preach, and then my siblings and I provided the music. We played mostly Bluegrass and Southern Gospel and there’s still some inflections of that in what I do today,” tells Marlow. His unique, hooky mixture of contemporary and traditional country styles creates a signature vocal sound that defines him as an artist.
Songwriting came as naturally to Red as performing, making his move to Nashville an inevitable one. It did not take much prodding from fellow Alabama native Phillip White for Red to pack up all he had and head to Music City at the age of 22. “Phillip is one of my favorite songwriters. He wrote ‘I’m Moving On’ for Rascal Flatts, ‘Nobody But Me’ for Blake Shelton, and so many more. When someone like Phillip tells you that you need to move to town and make a career doing music, you listen,” said Marlow. It is only fitting that his friend and mentor Phillip White produced Marlow’s self-titled EP released in 2014. Red co-wrote 4 of the 5 tracks on this debut, including the infectious single “Whatcha Think About That” which was featured on Sirius XM’s The Highway.
Red Marlow is best known for his appearance on Season 13 of NBC’s The Voice, member of Team Blake. His first music release since his Top 4 finish on The Voiceis the album Country As Cornbread, released in April 2018. The album features 10 tracks showcasing Marlow’s story telling abilities, faith, and the traditional country sound that he was known for on The Voice. Fans of Red Marlow, both new and old, will not be disappointed in his album Country As Cornbread.