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Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard live in concert.
Background information
Born January 14, 1982 (1982-01-14) (age 28)
Origin Carencro, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Genres Pop, rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 2004—
Labels Island
Vanguard
Atlantic
Website marcbroussard.com

Marc Broussard (born January 14, 1982) is an American singer/songwriter. His style is best described as "Bayou Soul," a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. In his career, he has released four studio albums and has charted twice on Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks.

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Biography

Marc Broussard is the son of acclaimed Louisiana Hall of Fame Guitarist and former member of The Boogie Kings, Ted Broussard. Broussard married the mother of his three children, Sonya, on The Rock Boat VII. Marc Broussard’s oldest son, Gavin, was the inspiration for his heartfelt song “Gavin’s Song” which was co-written by Dave Barnes. Broussard’s middle child, Gibb, was named after musician Gibb Droll, who often toured with Broussard. Broussard’s youngest is a daughter named Evangeline.

In 2001 Broussard was part of Y, a Christian band. The short-lived band was based out of New Iberia, Louisiana. Broussard's solo career started with the release of several independent efforts, including 2002's Momentary Setback which spawned the hit "The Wanderer", a song about self discovery. A re-worked version of the song appears on his first major album Carencro (Island Records). It was released on August 3, 2004. The album's title pays tribute to the musician's hometown of Carencro, Louisiana, where he still resides.

In 2007, he released S.O.S.: Save Our Soul, an album consisting almost entirely of cover songs. The album was his first to reach the top 100 of the Billboard 200 in the U.S., debuting and peaking at #96: this had the effect of "graduating" him from the Top Heatseekers chart, which consists of albums by artists who have never reached the top 100.

Broussard finished recording the Must Be The Water EP on the Rock Boat VII in January 2008. He is no stranger to The Rock Boat, which is an annual five-day cruise and music festival. This is Broussard’s first release with his new label, Atlantic Records, with which he signed a multi-album contract in 2007.

Broussard's music has been featured on shows such as Clash of the Choirs in which "Home" was performed by a Blake Shelton led choir. "Home" also previously served as the theme song for NBC's Medium. Singer Kelly Clarkson performed "Home" as part of her live setlist in 2006-07.[1] Most recently, "Must Be the Water" was the theme song for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game. Broussard has been a featured performer on many TV programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, A&E Breakfast with the Arts, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Late Show with Conan O’Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show, Larry King Live and CBS’s Saturday Morning’s Second Cup Cafe.

Broussard is also involved philanthropic work. He founded the “Momentary Setback Fund” to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. All proceeds from his 2005 release, Bootleg to Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Katrina went to help rebuild Broussard’s home state. He is also involved in the United Way and Habitat for Humanity. In 2007 Broussard was involved in an Entertain the Troops tour in the Middle East.

In 2008, he released his third full-length studio album, Keep Coming Back. The song "Hard Knocks" from this album was featured in the last episode of the 2009 season of Hard Knocks on HBO featuring the Cincinnati Bengals.

Discography

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Albums

Year Album Peak chart positions
US US Heat US R&B US Indie
2002 Momentary Setback
  • Released: September 7, 2002
  • Label: Ripley
2004 Carencro
  • Released: August 3, 2004
  • Label: Island
30
2007 S.O.S.: Save Our Soul
  • Released: June 26, 2007
  • Label: Vanguard
96 59 9
2008 Keep Coming Back
  • Released: September 16, 2008
  • Label: Atlantic
136
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or not released

EPs

Year Album
2008 Must Be the Water

Singles

Year Single US Adult Album
2002 "The Wanderer" Momentary Setback
2004 "Where You Are" 37 Carencro
2005 "Home" 40
2007 "Love and Happiness" S.O.S.: Save Our Soul
"Come in From the Cold"
2008 "Hard Knocks" Keep Coming Back
"Keep Coming Back"
2009 "When It's Good" (with LeAnn Rimes)
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or not released

Other album appearances

  • Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman (2006) (Song: "You Can Leave Your Hat On")
  • Lemonade (G. Love) (2006) (Song: "Let the Music Play" with Ben Harper)
  • Going Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (2007) (Song: "Rising Sun" with Sam Bush)
  • Family (LeAnn Rimes) (2007) (Song: "Nothing Wrong")
  • Serve2 (Fighting Hunger & Poverty) (2008) (Song: "Bring It On Home To Me")
  • Everything She Was (Josh Hoge) (2008) (Song: "Take It Or Leave It")
  • Under Summer Sun (Matt Wertz) (2008) (Song: "The Way I Feel")

Sharing the stage

Broussard has toured with many musicians including:

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