Dylan Scott is a name I don’t think too many people knew until somewhat recently. Now his YouTube and Facebook live videos garner thousands of views almost immediately after being posted and every last comment lavishes praise on that deep enticing voice and smooth southern drawl.
A native of a small town called Bastrop in Louisiana, Scott is currently living in Nashville and has been traveling across North America building a loyal and passionate fan base. After seeing him perform in venues across Ohio last year, I knew I had to make a trip across the border to Coyote Joe’s in Michigan to see him again.
When you attend his show, you know you’re in for a good time. Coming out to a brand new song called “My Town,” Scott swiftly got the crowd pumped up for what would be a solid hour and a half set featuring his older songs, some newer ones that he teased that they could appear on an upcoming album, and even a few well-placed covers to ensure the packed Coyote Joe’s crowd was entertained and enjoying every minute that ticked by.
Songs such as “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy” and “Lay It On Me” have helped make Scott a rising star in country music and the crowd eagerly sang back every lyric to these well-known singles. As the night progressed, Scott had the crowd in the palm of his hand as he displayed his sensitive side for a few mellow, romantic numbers, including a new song called “Give Me More” and his current single “Crazy Over Me” which is now in the Top 40 on country radio charts. As many fans come to learn, a Keith Whitley cover is a guarantee at every Dylan Scott show and Coyote Joe’s was treated to a flawless rendition of “When You Say Nothing At All,” complete with Scott giving his band a few minutes to relax while he performed it solo on guitar.
After being able to hear a pin drop in the room, the energy was cranked back up to 11 as Scott moved around the stage with ease to interact with the crowd during new song “My Girl” and an unexpected cover of pop group The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face,” which didn’t do much for me, but the rest of the crowd loved every minute of it. One of my favorite parts of this show was how Scott’s genuine personality shone through constantly as he repeatedly thanked the crowd for supporting his music and allowing him to live out his dreams through his work as a touring singer/songwriter.
Following in the footsteps of artists such as Kip Moore and Chase Bryant, Scott stayed for an hour after his full length set to take photos and sign autographs for whomever wanted one. If you’re in the market for a high energy show from an incredibly talented and humble example of what the future of country music sounds like, a Dylan Scott concert is a worthy investment.
Until you make it out to a show, take a listen to Scott’s recently released Stripped EP where his rich, deep vocals are on true display through a number of acoustic original songs. Keep your fingers crossed for even more new music to be hitting your speakers soon as a full length album is expected during the early part of this summer!
Also you can join Dylan on Country Music’s #CMChat April 25th at 6pPT/9pET for an hour long Twitterview!!
Author: Kristen Diotte
I’ve been known to spend hours in historically preserved buildings.
I travel internationally to support musicians I believe have changed my life.
I hope to one day work for a company that is both historical and musical.