Darrell Scott

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Darrell Scott
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Darrell Scott at Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas. Photo by Ron Baker (2011).
Background information
Birth name James Darrell Scott
Born (1959-08-06) August 6, 1959 (age 55)
London, Kentucky, United States
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, mandolin
Years active 1990s-present
Labels Sugar Hill, Full Light

James Darrell Scott, known as Darrell Scott (born August 6, 1959, London, Kentucky, United States),[1] the son of musician Wayne Scott, is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He moved as a child to East Gary, Indiana (known today as Lake Station, Indiana). He was playing professionally by his teens in Southern California. Later, Darrell moved to Toronto then Boston. He attended Tufts University, where he studied poetry and literature. He has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since about 1995. He has written several mainstream country hits, and he has also established himself as one of Nashville's premier session instrumentalists. His brother, David Scott, accompanies him on occasion on keyboard.

Musical career[edit]

Scott (second-right) with Band of Joy at Birmingham Symphony Hall, 27 October 2010

Scott has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Tim O'Brien, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, and many others. His unique music has attracted a growing fanbase, and he tours regularly with his own band. His latest album, Crooked Road, was released May 25, 2010.[2] In early 2005, Scott's Theatre Of The Unheard won in The 4th Annual Independent Music Awards for Album of the Year.[3]

He won the 2007 Song of the Year award from the Americana Music Association for his song "Hank William's Ghost"[4] which appears on his album The Invisible Man released in 2006.

In 2010, he was announced as part of the Band of Joy, alongside Robert Plant, credited as performing vocals, mandolin, guitar, accordion, pedal, lap steel and banjo.

In 2010, Brad Paisley's cover of the song "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" was the closing song played on the TV drama Justified during the final scene of the final episode of the first season. It was used again in the final episode of the second season.[5] The fourth season's final episode used a version by Dave Alvin.[6] The fifth season's final episode used a version by the Ruby Friedman Orchestra.[7]

In January 2011, his album A Crooked Road won the award for the Country Album category from The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. [8]

Darrell Scott (2008)

Songs by Darrell Scott covered by other musicians[edit]

Singles composed with others[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
US Country
[9]
US
Heat

[10]
US
Folk

[11]
US
Grass

[12]
1997 Aloha From Nashville
1999 Family Tree
2000 Real Time (with Tim O'Brien)
2003 Theatre of the Unheard
2004 Live in NC (with Danny Thompson and Kenny Malone)
2006 The Invisible Man
2008 Modern Hymns
2010 A Crooked Road 32 13
2012 Long Ride Home 55 22 14
Live: We're Usually a Lot Better Than This
(with Tim O'Brien)
64 35 3
2013 Memories and Moments (with Tim O'Brien) 36 9 13 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
James McMurtry
AMA Song of the Year (Songwriter)
2007
Succeeded by
Hayes Carll & Brian Keane

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darrell Scott | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. 1959-08-06. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  2. ^ "A Crooked Road - Darrell Scott | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Justified: "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"". TV.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Justified Season 4 Finale, Episode 13 Ghosts". Ace Weekly. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  7. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (2014-04-08). "Season finale review: Justified - Restitution: Daddys home?". Hitfix.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  8. ^ "Darrell Scott". Independentmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  9. ^ "Darrell Scott Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Darrell Scott Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Darrell Scott Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Bluegrass Albums Week of October 27, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 

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