One of Nashville’s most beloved songwriters, Darrell Scott’s tunes have been covered by the likes of The Dixie Chicks (”Long Time Gone”), Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw among many others. Though lauded for his songwriting, Scott’s a powerful and soulful singer in his own right, as well as a nimble multi-instrumentalist, releasing a handful of solo and duo recordings with bluegrass hero Tim O’Brien.
“I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done, but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.” He’s also a master. Whether its’ rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, Kathy Mattea, and the The Dixie Chicks, to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo.
Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen. Nowadays he’s taking the outsider role even more seriously; after 25 years in Nashville he spent the last few years devoting himself to a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country while simultaneously putting together his best album in years. The Couchville Sessions is yet another masterpiece in the Darrell Scott canon.