Award winning singer/songwriter Keith Scott's songs have been recorded by Raymond Harris on Tamara Records (Nashville), Rusty Stratton on Hilltop Records (L.A.) and Shara Johnson, formerly on Warner Bros. Records (Nashville) who is heard here with an emotional rendition of Keith's "IF ONLY I HAD BEEN TO YOU."
Scott's own renditions on #6,7, & 9 were previously released on Briarhill Records and received airplay across Europe, Australia and New Zealand thanks to producer Danny Mack who believed in the songs. Now the rest of the world gets to hear these great performances plus 7 new Keith Scott songs including some of Nashville's best pickers as well as guest artists Cindy Wheeler, John Stevenson and Rusty Stratton on this must have collection.
Scott sings seven of eleven songs including "I GOT THE LIVER" which received a standing ovation from 200 songwriters at a Nashville Songwriters Association International publisher pitch night after the publisher let it play all the way to the surprise ending. We were told that happens almost never. However, everyone pretty much agreed that no major label artist would touch the song 'cause it's just too cutting edge and risky for a mainstream artist's career. Keith refers to it as "the ultimate divorce revenge song. The overwhelming approval of my peers that night really made my whole year in Nashville."
Scott wrote "HOLD THEM TIGHT" for the parents and families who lost nineteen pre-school children in the Oklahoma bombing. It's a tear jerker. It was written in only 2 days, after Hilltop Records asked for songs relating to their 16 song CD called TOGETHER WE STAND. The song was recorded and the single song version was sent to President Clinton along with Scott's bio after being voted the best song of the project. It was also sent to all the Oklahoma schools and played for the children around the first anniversary of the tragedy. All profits were donated to the memorial fund and the children's fund in Oklahoma City. Keith received letters from President Clinton and Gov. Keating praising his talent and thanking him for the contribution to the funds and for helping so much with the healing process.
Keith's compilation Country CD called COUNTRY SOUL won the Country division of the Hawaii Music Awards, 2002 for the best Country Album. It included only two of the songs from this new CD which will be entered in the HMA competition this year.
Already hard at work on his next project, Keith says "stay tuned and please e-mail your feedback, good or bad." Free CD's will be shipped to D.J.'s on request from Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org.