"Marc Cohn" (born July 5, 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his song "Walking in Memphis" (often misattributed to Bruce Springsteen or Michael Bolton) from his eponymous 1991 album ''Marc Cohn''. He has issued two other studio albums to date, ''The Rainy Season'' (1993) and ''Burning the Daze'' (1998), both on Atlantic Records. A self-released live compilation, ''Live 04-05,'' (2005) is being sold at concerts on his current tour.
He won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1992.
On August 7, 2005, Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking, following a concert with Suzanne Vega in Denver, Colorado. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4133832.stm 1. He was hospitalized and released the next day. His remaining concerts on the tour were cancelled. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4133832.stm
He is the most famous graduate of Beachwood High School in Beachwood, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. He attended Oberlin College. Cohn is married to ABC News journalist Elizabeth Vargas. They have one child and are expecting a second. He has two children from a previous marriage.