New Faces: Scott Lindsey
Artist: Scott Lindsey
Hometown: Beaver Dam, Ky.
Current Single: 'You Only Call Me When You're Drunk'
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Why We Dig Him: When Scott Lindsey says he grew up on country music, he isn't stretching the truth. "When I was a kid, [songwriter] Tommy Collins would come up to Kentucky and go fishing with my dad, and then they would write. That put the bug in me to write songs." Imagine, a 10-year-old getting critiques of his songs from a Hall of Fame songwriter who penned such classics as Merle Haggard's 'The Roots of My Raising' and 'The Man Who Picked the Wildwood Flower' and George Strait's 'If You Ain't Lovin'.'
Scott, who studied music at Belmont University, taught in Metro Nashville's public schools for eight years before the music side of his career started happening for him. Fans will find that his new CD, 'Set 'Em Up, Shoot 'Em Down,' encompasses all kinds of traditional and rocking country, with his songs covering a variety of subjects including love, having a good time and a few story songs thrown in for good measure. Scott penned most of the tunes on his new album, and even managed to slip in 'Tear Drops,' which was written by his father.