Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott

biography

“I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.” He’s also a master.

Whether its’ rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo; contributing songs to three of 2016’s best albums alone. ‘It’s not surprising that Scott wrote nine of the 14 songs on his own new album, “Couchville Sessions,” and less surprising that he wrote three songs with the like-minded Americana artist Hayes Carll on Carll’s magnificent new disc, “Lovers and Leavers,”’ in addition to “1000 Things” from Sarah Jarosz’s award winning “Build Me Up From Bones” album.

What’s more surprising is that Scott came off of a year and a half of touring in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy with a co-write on R&B star Anthony Hamilton’s new recording, “Save Me,” the opening track on “What I’m Feelin.” Over the past two years Darrell has produced, co-written and performed on three songs from Zac Brown’s latest project “Heavy Is the Head,” in addition to producing Jonathan Edwards latest and Malcolm Holcombe’s upcoming 2017 release, “Pretty Little Troubles.” But these partnerships all makes sense: Although they hail from different genres, these artists are master craftsmen at fitting words to notes.

Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen. Nowadays he’s taking the outsider role even more seriously; after 23 years in Nashville he spent the last year devoting himself to a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country while simultaneously putting together his best album in years.

Career Highlights:

Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song – “Long Time Gone” Dixie Chicks 2003
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance – “The Second Mouse” 2001
Americana 2007 Song of the Year – “Hank Williams’ Ghost”
Rolling Stone Magazine listed Theatre of the Unheard as one of the 2003 Critics Top Albums
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002
NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001

Songs recorded by over 70 artists including: Dixie Chicks, Keb Mo, Faith Hill, Guy Clark, Sam Bush, Maura O’Connell, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw …

Recorded With: Steve Earle, Kate Rusby, Joan Baez, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jon Pousette-Dart, Ginny Hawker, Malcolm Holcombe, John McCusker, Allison Moorer, Jessie Alexander, Randy Travis…

Production: Guy Clark, Susan Werner, Wayne Scott

news

New Frontier Goes To China Grove With The Doobie Brothers
Darrell Scott Jams with Zac Brown on Classic “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive”
The Avett Brothers are #1, Six Other NFT Artists Make AMA Top 100 Albums of 2016!
Darrell Scott and Ari Hest Featured on Mountain Stage’s “Best of 2016”
New Frontier Artist to Perform During AMA Week

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Aug 24 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Stadium
Aug 25 Nobesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Aug 27 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Aug 31 - Sep 01 West Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sep 02 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sep 03 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Arena- Chevrolet
Sep 09 Todd, NC Blue Bear Music Festival
Sep 14 Rogers, NC Walmart Amp
Sep 15 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
Sep 16 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep 17 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheater
Sep 21 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Sep 22 - Sep 23 W. Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
Sep 24 Tampa, FL Midflorida Credit Union
Oct 05 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavillion
Oct 06 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Oct 07 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Oct 08 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans
Oct 27 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
Oct 28 - Oct 29 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Nov 05 Moab, UT Moab Folk Festival
Nov 10 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Dec 02 Lake Junaluska, NC Lake Junaluska Stuart Auditorium

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