Announcing 2018 Featured Gala Entertainment: Scott Whitaker
The Forney Arts Council is proud to announce Scott Whitaker as featured entertainment at the 2018 Diamonds & Denim Masquerade Gala!
About the Artist
Scott was born in Mesquite, Texas, home of the Mesquite Rodeo. At the age of 12, during a visit with a friend, he sat and watched his friend’s dad and grandfather play guitar. Scott was so intrigued, the next day he was playing guitar. After that, it is history. The first two songs Scott learned to play were Hank Williams “I Saw the Light” and “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash. By the time Scott was 17, he had written and produced 10 of his own songs.
Scott continued to hone his song writing skills, which helped him land a house band job at the legendary Lee’s Silver Fox in Terrell, Texas, a true Texas honky tonk. Scott continued to grow as an artist and eventually entered the Colgate Country Showdown where he won all rounds of the competition, which enabled him to travel to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to perform for the championship. Despite the talent that he was against, Scott won the championship, singing two original songs, “You’re All I Need” and “You Don’t Say It No More”. Scott was then invited back to the Grand Ole Opry, twice. Once to co-host with Barbara Mandrell and Joe Diffey and second to perform live with Tracy Bird, Brad Paisley and the complete Opry cast. Scott has performed all over Texas, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma and New Mexico in honky tonks and dance halls and at fairs and rodeos. Scott has received several local and regional song writing awards and entertainer awards over the years.
Being married with five children has definite challenges but his ability to balance life as a father, husband and entertainer gives Scott great writing material. Scott continues to touch people’s lives with his lyrics and music. His words and melodies are true to his country roots and he has been labeled a true country crooner.