Jeff Wood (singer)

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Jeff Scott Wood
Birth name Jeffrey Scott Wood
Born (1968-05-10) May 10, 1968 (age 46)[1]
Origin Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, bass guitar
Years active 1994-present
Labels Liberty, Imprint
Associated acts Garth Brooks, John Michael Montgomery
Website JeffScottWood.com

Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Wood (born May 10, 1968) is an American country music artist. Wood was signed to a publishing contract in 1994, writing songs for other country artists, including "Cowboy Love", a Top 5 hit for John Michael Montgomery in 1996. He signed to a recording contract with Liberty Records later that year, but did not release anything while on the label. His debut album, Between the Earth and the Stars, was released in 1997 on Imprint Records. This album produced three chart singles for Wood on the Hot Country Songs charts that year, including the No. 44-peaking "You Just Get One". Although he did not chart again after 1997, Wood continued to write songs for other artists into the 2000s, including Neal McCoy and his brother-in-law, Phil Vassar, and independently released a second album in 2008.

Biography[edit]

Jeff Scott Wood was born May 10, 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He later attended Oklahoma State University, where he earned a degree in finance and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.[2] One of Wood's classmates was Garth Brooks, who, like Wood, had aspirations to become a country music artist. Eventually, both singers moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin their respective careers.

Wood was signed to a songwriting contract with EMI Publishing in 1994. One of his first cuts as a songwriter was "Cowboy Love," which was a top five hit on the country charts for John Michael Montgomery in early 1996.[1] Liberty Records signed Wood to a recording contract later that year, although he did not release anything for the label.[3]

By the end of the year, he had signed to his second recording contract, this time with a newly started independent label, Imprint Records. His debut album, Between the Earth and the Stars, was released on February 11, 1997. The album's lead-off single, "You Just Get One", reached number 44 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.[4] This song was co-written by Don Schlitz and Vince Gill (who also played mandolin and guitar on the album), and was previously cut by Ty Herndon on his 1995 debut album What Mattered Most. Brett Atwood of Billboard called "You Just Get One" an "immensely likeable" single.[5] Between the Earth and the Stars also produced minor chart singles in the number 55 "Use Mine" and number 63 "You Call That a Mountain",[4] which was later a single in 2000 for B.J. Thomas from his album of the same name. Imprint closed at the end of 1997, and Wood was left without a record label. He continued to write songs for other artists, including Tracy Byrd, Neal McCoy, and Phil Vassar.

In 2008, Wood returned to recording, issuing an album entitled Raw Wood independently. Its first single is a song entitled "Long Way from OK", a re-recording of a song previously found on his debut album. Wood also released a Christmas album and a religious-themed album.

Jeff Wood was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Band Venue Poster of the year.

In 2013, Wood issued his third country album entitled "The Jeff Scott Wood Project, Nothin' But Blue" independently, JeffScottWood.com.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Between the Earth and the Stars
Raw Wood
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD
The Jeff Scott Wood Project
  • Release date: May 10, 2013
  • Label: JeffScottWood.com
  • Format: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1997 "You Just Get One" 44 87 Between the Earth and the Stars
"Use Mine" 55
"You Call That a Mountain" 63 97
2008 "Long Way from OK" Raw Wood
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1997 "Use Mine" Jim Shea
"Fire Down Below" (with Aaron Tippin and Mark Collie) Steven R. Monroe
2008 "Long Way from OK"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leaver, Jack. "Jeff Wood Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Carole L. (1997-01-23). "Wood's first disc worth a long wait.". The Cincinnati Post. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ Bruce, Robbie (1997-10-02). "Jeff Wood: Is he just another pretty face or a true country talent?". The George-Anne Daily. Retrieved 2007-12-23. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 474. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  5. ^ Atwood, Brett (1996-11-02). "Single reviews". Billboard: 78. 

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