Cam Always Tries to Be ‘Cam’-era Ready

With her newfound fame, Cam has had to learn a thing or two about how to always be ready for photo opportunities.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Cam Always Tries to Be ‘Cam’-era Ready
Cam, Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for ACM

It’s no secret that Cam has made it to the country big leagues. She’s toured alongside artists like Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and even had the incredible opportunity to play the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater before Eric Church came on. She’s been living quite the life, but even success comes with a few setbacks.

As someone who not only is a musician in the entertainment industry but also has the attention from the public eye, Cam has had to learn a thing or two about how to always be ready for photo opportunities. When fans approach her, she’s always game for a picture or two but she’s still surprised that some are able to notice her without her signature look going on.

“It’s kind of shocking ’cause I thought…sometimes I’ll put my hair up, and when I don’t have my big mop o’curls, I don’t look exactly like myself, you know, I have my hair up, but I still…now I’m getting recognized (laughs) with my hair up, too, so…it’s really nice. Everybody just wants to come up and say ‘hi’ and give me a hug. And sometimes they want to take pictures, and I look gross ’cause I’m traveling (laughs), and I’m just kind of a mess, and I’ll be like, ‘You know, I’m gonna see you at the show tonight. Let’s do it tonight.’ (laughs) But, you can’t control it — sometimes you’re gonna take a bad picture, but it’s more about the moment that you got to meet that person, so, it’s fun,” she said recently in one of her Facebook Live sessions with her fans.

While Cam is taking the fame in stride, she still can’t believe her success has brought her this far into her career.

Fans can watch Cam perform on the 10th Annual ACM Honors when it airs on September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and on her first headlining tour, launching later this fall.