Marcus K. Dowling

Marcus K. Dowling is an iconoclastic polymath.

He's the Nashville Country Music Reporter for The Tennessean (part of the USA Today Network) and was the 2023 Country Music Association Media Achievent Award winner, plus 2021 recipient of the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism and 2022 Best of Gannett and National Headliner Awards.

Over the past 15 years, he has won global honors as a dance music, food, and hip-hop writer from the Drum Awards, Southern Foodways Alliance, and more.

Also, his contributions across the musical spectrum have seen him write for Billboard, Rolling Stone, NPR, Vice, The FADER, VIBE, Complex, Mixmag, Bandcamp,, No Depression, and more. Moreover, he's been quoted by or made appearances for the Associated Press, CBS, ESPN, the New York Times, NPR, PBS, the Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

His credits include work with Viacom, A & E Networks, and Washington, DC's Government as a screenwriter.

In the past decade, his conceptual curation, marketing, promotional, interviewing, and hosting expertise have allowed creative entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry to gross $25 million in revenue.