Attorneys are used to bringing in experts to help make their case.
So when attorney-turned-country singer Scott Stevens was recording his debut album, he called in some pretty good experts to help him make the case that he’s got what it takes to make it in country music.
Scott’s debut album, Every Hat is a Cowboy Hat, dropped today. And it’s unique (as unique as an attorney who sings country music) with a groovy, almost “cosmic” sound that blends country music, rock, funk and soul in a way that’s unlike anything else you’ll hear, a sound that almost reminds me of a guy like Paul Cauthen.
Oh, and as if he didn’t already have enough on his plate, Scott also produced his own album too.
The album features “The Sound of Country Music,” a duet with Justin Moore written by Scott along with Michael Lotten and his guitar player Tim Paslay, that also happens to be one of my favorite songs on the album and one that I haven’t been able to get out of my head:
But Justin isn’t the only Arkansan that you’ll hear on this one: Scott also called up Heath Sanders for the gritty, southern-rock sounding “Gamblin’ Man.”
Speaking on making the jump from the courtroom to the studio, Scott said:
“Though I’m blessed to suit up and do my thing as a civil rights attorney, my dream has always been to support my family with my music. I remember starting a job right after graduation and thinking that it was just the most boring thing ever. I looked at the girl I was dating (who is now my wife, Katie), and I said, ‘Look, I don’t want to lose you. But I’ve got to go to Nashville.’”
I mean personally I think we need more country singers and fewer attorneys anyway, so I’m all for it.
Another one of my favorites from the album, and what will be Scott’s first radio single, is the tender “Missin’ You,” about trying to fill the void left behind by losing someone you love:
Oh, and if you’re a fan of ’90s country, there’s also this cover of John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” that’s different than you’ve probably ever heard it:
Scott’s music has a sound that’s different than anything else I’ve heard in country music right now, and there’s a little bit of everything on this 16-song album, so it’ll be exciting to see how this attorney-turned-country singer manages to leave his mark not only on the courtroom but on country music.
Scott’s currently appearing on select dates with Justin Moore on the Country On It tour, so if you like what you hear check him out when you get a chance.
Oh, and he also has one of the most…unique concert entrances I’ve ever seen. I’ll just let you experience that one for yourself, but it involves a gorilla.