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A country singer is laughing off the criticism she's faced on social media Vince Bucci/Invision/AP
Jennifer Nettles, from left, Martina McBride and Cam perform during the American Country Countdown Awards at the Forum on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

Anytime that country newcomer Cam takes the stage, she’s like a breath of fresh air. Her bouncy blonde curls mixed with her sunny and bubbly disposition is so charming.

Yet, even the “Mayday” singer proves that you just can’t please everyone. In fact, some fans seem to be more concerned about her name rather than her music. Crazy, right?

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In an interview with People magazine, Cam said, “Somebody tweeted, ‘You have not been around long enough to be called by one name!’ and used some obnoxious hashtag.”

OK, we get it. Reba, Shania and Dolly have all been around longer than the spunky songstress from California, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Cam is uber talented. In fact, she earned a Grammy nomination last year for her breakout smash “Burning House.” In addition to that, she does have a valid reason for dropping her last name.

“No one can pronounce my last name — Ochs; pronounced like ‘oaks,’” she confessed, adding, “I got tired of listening to people butcher it.”

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Aside from all of the first-name fuss, Cam is currently on the road for her first-ever headlining tour, the Burning House Tour. The tour, which kicked off on Oct. 27 in Chicago, wraps with back-to-back shows in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-10.

Cam is also nominated for New Artist of the Year in this year’s Rare Country Awards. If you love Cam and believe she deserves to win, you can vote online at RareCountryAwards.com. Winners will be announced on Dec. 15.

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Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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