Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records congratulates Mike Scott who celebrates 40 years in music which impressively includes over 450 performances at the Grand Ole Opry. He first took the stage with his banjo at the age of 10 and now leads the Mike Scott & The Nashville Band. In addition, he still performs with Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition and can be seen regularly on “Reno’s Old Time Music Fest” TV Show airing on RFD TV and Blue Highways TV.
Mike was born in 1962 in Johnson City, Tennessee and has earned a fine reputation as a talented Singer, Songwriter, Producer and TV Host. As a sideman or a featured artist, he has toured extensively throughout every state in the US and all of Canada. He has also toured throughout Europe, including the Wembley Tours (England, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden), and was the first U.S. band to tour in South Africa (Zambia, Lesotho, Malawi). He recently returned from his third tour to Israel which included headlining with his band at The Jacob’s Ladder Festival located by the Sea of Galilee. He also performed in Norway, The Netherlands, Holland, & Scotland this year.
At age 18, Mike joined “The Father of Bluegrass Gospel,” Carl Story and The Rambling Mountaineers. He later joined Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys and then Ronnie Reno and The Reno Tradition. Such ventures included performances on BBC TV (British Broadcasting Corporation) in Europe & South Africa and Austin City Limits PBS TV “The Legends of Bluegrass” featuring Bill Monroe, Jim & Jesse, Ralph Stanley, and Mac Wiseman. He was also a featured guest artist on David Frizzell’s “Family and Friends” 2012 RFD TV Show. Mike still enjoys occasional road dates and Opry performances with Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys.
All of this experience and credentials has brought him to the forefront as the TV Host for Rural Rhythm’s “Behind the Dream” TV Show which airs on Blue Highways TV. As Host, Mike interviews both legendary and new generation bluegrass and country artists. This was a winning combination from the beginning as both Mike and Rural Rhythm share the same commitment and dedication for the preservation of this great music!
Mike also serves as TV Host and performer on the new Christmas: The Mountain Way CD/DVD that also aired this month on Blue Highways TV. Rural Rhythm has released two albums by Mike Scott including Blue Moon of Kentucky - Instrumental Tribute to Bill Monroe with guests Brian Sutton, Aubrey Haynie, Adam Steffey, Tim Stafford, Mike Compton, Ben Isaacs, Rob Ickes and more; along with Take Me Lord and Use Me, released on Rural Rhythm Christian. That album includes the amazing talents of: Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Jesse McReynolds, Buck White, and Shelton Feazell. Powergrass Radio has awarded Mike with two number one singles and “Song of the Year.”
In connection with Singing News Magazine and The Solid Gospel Radio Network, Mike was nominated as the 2011 “New Artist of the Year’ by the Front Porch Fellowship Bluegrass Gospel Awards Association. Please join us in congratulating Mike.Mike Scott