Headliner riding wave of success
Chingawassa Days headline Dylan Scott is riding a wave of success this year with a nearly sold-out tour, an upcoming album and top country music honors.
The Bastrop, Louisiana, native has been named one of Country Radio Seminar 2019’s New Faces of Country Music Class of 2019 – an honor that places him among country music’s most promising artists.
He will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday in Marion.
Scott’s roots run deep in Country music, according to a biography on his web site.
His father played guitar for stars like Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart and had a love for soul-baring icons like Keith Whitley, Alan Jackson, and Tim McGraw. He lit the spark that drove his son to Nashville when he was still in high school.
“From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to go there,” Scott said in an online post. “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.”
At 18, Scott signed with Curb records and began recording.
His brother, Logan, and two other siblings, Garrett and Darrick Cline, make up a touring “band of brothers.” They went into the studio with him to help him record his upcoming album.
Scott’s show features a respect for traditional country music even as it embraces modern genres.
“We throw a lot of elements into these songs, just like we do in our show,” he said in a post. “Our show is very diverse: we come out rockin’, then we might do some really old-school country stuff and then some hip-hop or something that’s cool on the radio now.
“One of the biggest compliments I can think of is when people come up to me after the show and go, ‘Man, I’m not really a country music fan, but that was awesome! I even liked the country/country stuff you did.’”