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Marc Broussard Biography

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Born: 1982/01/14
Birth Place: Carencro, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Years Active: 2004—
Genres: Pop, Rock

Marc Broussard (born January 14, 1982) is an American singer/songwriter. His style is described as “Bayou Soul,” a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. Broussard is the son of acclaimed Louisiana Hall of Fame Guitarist and former member of The Boogie Kings, Ted Broussard.

In 2001 Broussard was part of Y, a Christian band. The short-lived project 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 re-worked version of the song appears on his first major album, 2004’s “Carencro” released by Island Records. The album's title pays tribute to the musician's hometown of Carencro, Louisiana, where he still resides. Singles, “Where You Are” and “Home” became Top 40 hits on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.

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 Albums chart, debuting and peaking at #96. It also went to #9 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.

Broussard finished recording the “Must Be The Water” EP in January 2008. This was Broussard’s first release with his new label, Atlantic Records, with which he signed a multi-album contract in 2007.

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.

Broussard's album, “Marc Broussard,” was released in 2011. It featured the singles “Lucky” and “Only Everything.”