A native of the small northeastern Louisiana town of Bastrop, Dylan Scott grew up with a passion for music in general, and country music in particular, and a deep and profound love and respect for the outdoors. More than anything else, those two traits define who Dylan Scott is and what gives him direction and purpose in life. Dylan's father, a former guitar player for country legends Freddy Fender and Freddy Hart, taught Dylan at an early age the basics of singing and playing guitar and thus introduced him to the world of music.
Growing up, Dylan ran with his buddies, played ball, went hunting and fishing, and in general had a normal rural upbringing... with one exception. While his friends were looking forward to going to college, joining the military, or trying to figure out what they were going to do with their lives, Dylan was focused on only one thing... going to Nashville to become a country music singer. He was constantly honing the skills necessary to be successful by mastering the guitar, learning to play piano, dabbling with songwriting, and working on his vocal skills. While still in school, he performed as a solo act at such prestigious venues as the Louisiana Hayride and also toured the southeast as a member of a teenage gospel trio, performing at small festivals, fairs, and churches.
At the age of 17 on a trip to Nashville, Dylan met songwriter Charlie Craig and recorded four songs with Craig as producer. One of those tunes, "Between an Old Memory and Me" was written by Craig and had been a huge hit for a singer that Dylan had idolized since childhood, Keith Whitley. Dylan's stellar version of the song soon caught the attention of record company executives and he signed a long term recording contract with Curb Records. With famed producer and music label icon Jim Ed Norman at the helm, Dylan recorded numerous songs, one of which "Making This Boy go Crazy" went on to establish Dylan as an emerging country artist with a bright future. To date, the song has sold in excess of 130,000 units with well over 2.5 millions views of the accompanying music video. Always being appreciative of music in other genres, Dylan recently recorded a cover of the massive Ed Sheeran pop hit "Thinking Out Loud" and filmed a hip black and white music video which he posted to Face Book. Within the first hour, 29,000 people had viewed the video and the numbers started growing exponentially until reaching well over 1.5 million views in less than two weeks. Curb Records quickly made the song available on I-Tunes and in excess of 20,000 were sold within a short period of time, clearly demonstrating that Dylan has cross over potential to people of other genres of music. Even more impressive was that this was accomplished without the benefit of any radio airplay whatsoever.
With his career in full swing, Dylan is quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in country music. His social media stats are exploding and his live show is proving that Dylan is an exceptional entertainer as well as being a world-class vocalist. Booked by the world renown William Morris Endeavor, he is busy traveling the country performing in venues of every type and working hard to establish the fan base that will be necessary to propel him to the next level.
Dylan is currently in the studio working on new music and is scheduled to have his next single released to radio sometime during the summer of 2015. When not recording, writing, or touring with his band, he normally leaves his home in Nashville and heads back to Louisiana see family and friends and to hit the woods in his four wheeler, go hunting, or doing any number of outdoor activities that he loves so much.