Darrell Scott

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Darrell Scott
Darrell Scott - Ron Baker.jpg
Darrell Scott at Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas. Photo by Ron Baker (2011).
Background information
Birth nameJames Darrell Scott
Born(1959-08-06) August 6, 1959 (age 55)
London, Kentucky, United States
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, mandolin
Years active1990s-present
LabelsSugar Hill, Full Light
 
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Darrell Scott
Darrell Scott - Ron Baker.jpg
Darrell Scott at Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas. Photo by Ron Baker (2011).
Background information
Birth nameJames Darrell Scott
Born(1959-08-06) August 6, 1959 (age 55)
London, Kentucky, United States
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, mandolin
Years active1990s-present
LabelsSugar 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]

YearTitlePeak chart positions
US Country
[9]
US
Heat

[10]
US
Folk

[11]
US
Grass

[12]
1997Aloha From Nashville
1999Family Tree
2000Real Time (with Tim O'Brien)
2003Theatre of the Unheard
2004Live in NC (with Danny Thompson and Kenny Malone)
2006The Invisible Man
2008Modern Hymns
2010A Crooked Road3213
2012Long Ride Home552214
Live: We're Usually a Lot Better Than This
(with Tim O'Brien)
64353
2013Memories and Moments (with Tim O'Brien)369132
"—" 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

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