CCMA Nomination, New Single & Video

A lot has happened since our last update!

Scotty and Brad Kelly have been nominated for Creative Directors of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards for the Taking My Time artwork. Scotty happened to be with Peter Porker when the news of the nomination came out - he’s now 500 pounds!! Check out Scotty’s Instagram page for a photo! The award will be given out during Country Music Week in Calgary this September.

Today, Scotty’s new music video for Long Way Home (ft. Molly Brown) premiered on Complete Country. The video was shot by two time Emmy Award nominated director, Joseph Spence. The new version of Long Way Home (written by Scotty and Tenille Townes) went to radio a few weeks ago, and has officially cracked the Top 100.

Scotty also celebrated two number one songs on the True North Country Indie Row Countdown last year. Falling Like The Rain and Taking My Time both topped the chart, and Falling Like The Rain came in at Number 5 on the Top 50 of 2018 year-end countdown!

New Single: Taking My Time

Scotty's new single, Taking My Time, has been at radio for a couple of weeks, and is now a KICX 106 New Music Challenge Champion! The New Music Challenge pits two new country singles against one another, and listeners vote for their favourite of the two. Taking My Time was named champ after facing off against songs from Chad Brownlee, Eric Ethridge, Kelsi Mayne, Brandon James, and Jade Turner. 

This is the second single in a row to be named Champion - Falling Like The Rain also ran the gauntlet back in March.

And ICYMI - Scotty debuted the single on The Morning Show on Global TV in Toronto on release day. Check out the performance here:

Stay tuned for a brand new music video for Taking My Time, coming soon!

Six Weeks In

Hi friends!

I'm sitting in Calgary, getting caught up on life after six weeks of promoting Falling Like The Rain, and I thought I'd take a few minutes and say hi to you guys and update you on what's been going on.

It's been a whirlwind since the middle of March when we released FLTR. I spent 3 weeks in my car with my guitar player, Derek, visiting with radio stations in Ontario. Then I headed out for a week in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and I just wrapped up a week in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. I have a full schedule of promo and a couple shows in Alberta this week, and I'm in British Columbia the week after. It's just me and my guitar in my 2006 VW Beetle on the open road, and it's been incredible. I've logged THOUSANDS of kilometres, I've reconnected with some old friends, and I've made a ton of new ones. It's a grind, but I'm so grateful for the chance to be out here doing this. It's an incredible way to see this country.

A few highlights so far:
• Playing live on CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon. I've had the chance to play on TV shows before with Bobby Wills and Ryan Laird, but this was the first time I've been interviewed and played live as "me". A HUGE thanks to Stephanie, Jeremy, Blair, John, and the rest of the CTV crew for having me on and making it so much fun!!

• Staying with my friend Amy's stepdad Paul in New Brunswick. We had only met briefly once before, but Paul opened his home to me while I was passing through. We ate bacon wrapped scallops, drank cocktails, listened to classic country music, and laughed until we could hardly stay awake anymore. We were practically strangers when I showed up, and I left with a friend for life. Thank you Paul.

• Playing for the residents at an assisted living home in Winnipeg. I jumped at the chance to go hang out and play some songs for a bunch of country fans. Seeing their beautiful faces light up when I played songs like Hey Good Lookin'Tennessee Waltz, and You Are My Sunshine, was unforgettable. I left with a full heart. Thanks to Nicole for setting it up.

• All of the radio and print interviews. I've tremendously enjoyed chatting with all you radio personalities and newspaper reporters from across the country. It seems to get more fun with every visit I make, and I've loved nerding out with many of you on everything from cartoons to Aaron Sorkin television shows to classic country music and the magic of radio. I'm immeasurably grateful that you guys have taken an interest in what I'm doing.

• I've seen a few abandoned houses while driving through the prairies, and when I've had time, I've pulled over and wandered around with my camera. I can't help but think about the history of the building and the land. Who lived there? What were their stories? I'll have a ton of photos by the time I'm done this tour...maybe I'll put together a book of the images I collect on my travels!

This morning I got a message from a Syrian girl who's living in Dubai. She'd found the video for Falling Like The Rain on YouTube, and she sent me a message to say she was inspired by it - she plays in a country band there. What an amazing thing to wake up to. The internet really is a powerful thing. 

I'm excited for the week ahead. I'll be visiting radio stations throughout Alberta, and I'll be playing a couple of shows in Red Deer and Drumheller. If you're in the area, I'd love to meet you. Come hang out! Show details are on Facebook, and in the tour section of this site.

Hope this finds you well...until next time! :)

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