Country Singer Cam on Why She Goes By Her First Name — and That Time Her Husband Shared a Flask with Rocker Elle King
“Somebody tweeted, ‘You have not been around long enough to be called by one name!’ and used some obnoxious hashtag,” Cam, 32, says in the news issue of PEOPLE.
But the breakout star — who nabbed a Grammy nod last year for her hit “Burning House” — insists she isn’t mononymous to be a diva.
“No one can pronounce my last name — Ochs; pronounced like ‘oaks’ — and I got tired of listening to people butcher it,” the musician explains.
And though she goes by a single name, she’s no longer flying solo: In October, Cam married her husband Adam Weaver in an intimate desert ceremony. Now on her Burning House Tour to promote her debut LP Untamed, the singer says having a spouse with a “normal” job (Weaver is a commercial real estate agent) helps keep her grounded.
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“We were friends first, and I think that helps,” says Cam. “We really love each other and respect each other; it’s so nice to share all of this with him.
“He loves country music, and he loves seeing all these people that are famous at awards shows and stuff, but he doesn’t take it too seriously, and that is so wonderful — to have somebody that can just say, if you have a day where you kind of get down on something, ‘It’s just another day in the music business… not a big deal.'”
Indeed, Weaver has been able to cash in on the perks of having a famous partner, most recently at the CMA Awards in Nashville, where they buddied up with “Ex’s and Oh’s” rocker Elle King, who took home the Musical Event of the Year trophy for her duet “Different for Girls” with Dierks Bentley.
“My husband got caught drinking from her flask,” Cam says. “[A story said], ‘It was a cocktail-free event, but Cam’s husband had a flask.’ It was hers! I love Elle. She’s the funniest.”
Cam is currently on her Burning House Tour. For more information on tickets and tour dates, click here.