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Country artist Josh Scott talks about his new music

Country artist Josh Scott chatted about his new music, and inspirations in the country genre.

Country artist Josh Scott
Country artist Josh Scott. Photo Credit: Sean Campbell
Country artist Josh Scott. Photo Credit: Sean Campbell

Country artist Josh Scott chatted about his new music, and inspirations in the country genre.

Music and songwriting inspirations

On his music and songwriting inspirations, Scott said, “Life inspires it… the past, the present as well as current events. I guess heartache and breakup and bad times make for good country music so there will always be material.”

“Also, I get inspired by other artists and as of late, I have been inspired by the Good Lord, and I’m currently recording my first couple gospel songs,” he said.

Country music: In the eyes of Josh Scott

“Country music means everything to me,” he admitted. “It is every memory I have of my mom and dad, it is first dances and young love it’s the thing that makes old memories surface. It is a fiddle and a steel guitar. Country music is George Jones, Randy Travis, and Hank Williams.”

“Country music is McBride & the Ride, and every bit of passion I have come from the love of real country music and real stories delivered by these artists. Country music is me singing to my son and daughter when they were young,” he said.

“Country music is absolutely everything to me and more,” he added.

Country artist Josh Scott
Country artist Josh Scott. Photo Courtesy of Josh Scott

Biggest musical influences

Josh Scott has that neo-traditional country vibe that has been missing from the country radio airwaves for quite a while now.

His biggest musical influences include George Strait, Randy Travis, George Jones, Hank Jr., Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, Mark Chesnutt, Travis Tritt, and McBride & the Ride.

“It’s insane now that Ray Herndon from McBride & the Ride is a good friend and my greatest inspiration. It was cool to have someone such as Ray believe in my songs and help me like he has, I would love to take that next step forward and take advantage of the support he has shown me,” he said.

The digital age

On being a country artist in the digital age, he said, “Well, it’s hard because I was out of music for 10 years and three years ago I did not have one follower or one friend on any social media platform so I have started from scratch… so all of it was a challenge but I think I have done well so far.” 

Dream duet choices in music

On his dream duet choices, he shared, “Well, Ray and I have talked about recording a version of ‘Seven Spanish Angels’ and releasing it. I would love to do a version of ‘Blues Man,’ with Alan Jackson that would be pretty epic.

Future plans

Regarding his future plans, he said, “My plans are to try and get in front of more ears. I’ve created a small but dedicated fan base over the last three years. They constantly buy tickets to shows and support anything I try to do so I have probably gotten around 30,000 fans and they really are loyal, and they all love my songs, but I need three million fans in order to sustain a long career.”

“I have no doubt that if I can find a way to get three million people to listen to my music, I bet I will get two million fans, and then it’s go time,” he expressed.

“I am to see what kind of magic my manager, Precious Mayes of SheMogul Media can add on this upcoming album. I think its gonna be great,” he said.

Success

Scott defined the word success as “not quitting,” especially when the door slams in your face and one hits tough times. “I have recorded an album and became a country music artist that has a ”Song of the Year’ award, millions of streams and I have played shows and become friends with some of my heroes that I used to just dream about meeting,” he said.

“I have experienced some of the best highs of my life like playing a show with Parmalee at Cardinal Stadium and opening for Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt and just so many dreams that have come true,” he said.

“There have been some struggles as of late, it’s a tough life, and business with lots of talented competition. I think if you just keep waking up every day with effort and ambition and when you give it all to God, it can never be a failure,” he said.

Closing thoughts about his new music, thanks the veterans

“My new music is going to be a mix of current events and real-life stories I have lived,” he said.

“I’ve written so many songs about other people and my own life I wanted to write a few songs that were for the Good Lord above who without him this would not be possible,” he acknowledged.

“Also, the veterans who have paved a way for people like me to make mistakes and still come back and chase their dreams, thank you for your sacrifice,” he concluded.

For more information country singer-songwriter Josh Scott and his music, follow him on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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