Darrell Scott

It's the usual, mundane stuff of young musicians' grown-up dreams: While becoming one of the most sought-after session guitar players in the world of country, folk and Americana, you manage to make a million or two from getting some of country music's biggest stars to cut a handful of tunes you wrote while building a fan base as a solo-performer. On top of all that, the lead singer from perhaps the greatest metal band of all time personally asks you to join his new band and travel with him across the country.

OK, maybe a scenario such as that is beyond just about any musician's dreams, but for Darrell Scott, that is the reality he has been living for quite some time.

A rare Nashville-based triple-threat, Scott has more than made a name for himself as a player, writer and performer, winning awards and fortunes as a result. Perhaps the crowning achievement, above and beyond the industry and financial love, is his continuing role as guitar player and harmony singer in Robert Plant's Band of Joy. For Scott, living the dream is accomplished by simply living.


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