Darrell Scott is preparing to release his seventh studio album 'Long Ride Home' on October 11, 2011.

Darrell proclaims he was "baptized into country music," as his father, Wayne Scott, was an accomplished musician, and so 'Long Ride Home' has been described as a "vehicle" for the respected songwriter to pay tribute to the music of his childhood. Two of the songs on the album date as far back as 1975, when Darrell was 16, and were co-written with his father, Wayne.

Recorded in Darrell's living room over several days this past spring, the self-produced album was mixed and mastered by Ray Kennedy, who has also engineered records by Ray Davies and Steve Earle. The core band members on the album are Hargus 'Pig' Robbins, Dennis Crouch and Kenny Malone. Various friends stopped by to contribute their talents during the session, including Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin, Tim O'Brien and many others.

Darrell Scott enjoyed a lengthy and respected career both as a songwriter, solo artist and member of Robert Plant's Band of Joy. His songs have been covered by Dixie Chicks, Travis Tritt, Faith Hill, Keb' Mo' and many others.

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