Whether it’s rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits for artists all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo; contributing songs to three of 2016’s best albums alone. He has the rare 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 23 years in Nashville he spent 2016 devoting himself to a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country while simultaneously putting together ‘Couchville Sessions,’ his best album in years.
Scott is a great performer and where he shines like the sun is as a songwriter. Folk Alley and the crew from BeeHive Productions caught up with Darrell at the 2017 30A Songwriters Festival to talk about songwriting and the mystery of successful collaboration, including with the late Guy Clark.