That ‘Old Country Music’
Country artist Darrell Scott will play at Caldwell Community
College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30
In his own words, Scott is an artist who specializes in “the old country music of cheating, drinking, working, longing, pre-Garth, pre-video, pre-urban-cowboy country music – the voice of working people, people of the land.”
Scott has been playing country music since his childhood, and his love and respect for the heritage and history of country music is evident.
His love affair with country began at an early age. His family’s first vacation was to Nashville, Tenn., and to the Grand Ole Opry they listened to on the radio. As a child, he learned to play a pawn-shop guitar and started playing music with his dad and siblings. “Country music was the background music of my childhood,” he said.
Scott began working in the early 1990s as a studio musician and songwriter and, over the years, has released nine solo albums.
And even those who haven’t heard Scott’s voice before have probably heard his songs and his playing. As a musician, he’s appeared on albums by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood and Sara Evans, just to name a few, and has written songs recorded by numerous country stars, including “Long Time Gone” and “Heartbreak Town,” recorded by the Dixie Chicks, and Travis Tritt’s hit, “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive.”
Scott has won numerous “Songwriter of the Year” awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and has been nominated for a Grammy.
Darrell Scott will perform Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, located at 1913 Hickory Blvd. southeast in Lenoir. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $8 for children. For more information or for tickets, call the box office at (828) 726-2407 or visit http://www.broyhillcenter.com.