Thursday, March 21 | 8PM
An old soul with a young spirit … a dreamer who imagined himself following his father’s path to Nashville … a man’s man with a lifelong love for hunting and country music … and a heartthrob whose wide smile and deep-voiced Louisiana drawl have already turned many a woman’s head.
Even in the tide of hopeful young singers rising daily in Music City, Dylan Scott stands out. It takes just a few seconds to hear why: after Scott’s vocal begins on his single “Crazy Over Me,” intimate, even conversational, and then soars on a rush of buoyant emotion, you know something special is underway.
Not just the single, mind you — we’re talking about a career. Dylan Scott’s respect for traditional country, embrace of multiple modern genres, unique voice and welcoming personality guarantee his success in country music for years to come.
Everything that defines Dylan Scott lies in rural northeastern Louisiana, about 15 minutes from Bastrop, the nearest small town. “Growing up in the country is part of my music,” he says. “There were woods near our house. I grew up duck hunting and deer hunting. I went fishing and I played ball. That’s just what we did and who we were.”
What made Scott different was that his father was often out of town and on the road, playing guitar behind Freddy Fender, Freddie Hart, and other country stars. Young Dylan listened attentively to stories of Dad’s adventures on the road and in Nashville, which took shape in his imagination as a kind of Emerald City beyond the horizon.
“From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to go there,” Scott says. “Even in elementary school, that’s all I thought about. I never thought, ‘Gee, I’d like to be a police officer’ or whatever. There was always this understanding that someday, somehow, I would go to Nashville.”