There are more than one musicians that go by the name Randy Scott.
I. Randy Scott is a professional musician, record producer and composer. His 4th CD entitled, "Breathe" remained in the top 40 nationally for five months, and is available through most major retailers and record stores internationally, as well as online through iTunes and Amazon.com. In 2008, Randy produced four songs on Vickie Winans' CD, "Woman To Woman". He also worked on her recent single, "How I Got Over", which debuted at #1 on Billboard. In 2009, Randy produced seven songs for jazz guitarist, Tim Bowman's CD, which was the #1 record in the nation on the Smooth Jazz Charts.
Randy recently signed a new record deal with Trippin-n-Rhythm Records, which is distributed by Sony, and performed as their new artist in Dubai last year. This summer will bring the release of Randy's 5th CD, which is currently in production. He has been awarded two Gold records, two Platinum records and one Multi-platinum record for his work on a Gospel Wow compilation CD and recordings with Grammy award winners, Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond. Randy has a Bachelor's degree in music education from Michigan State University and a Master's degree from Wayne State University. He contributes all of his accomplishments to his faith and belief in God.
II. Randy was born and raised in blue collar Detroit, Michigan - Motown, a city steeped in a rich musical tradition. Randy was surrounded by rhythm and music from an early age. His mother played piano in the Pentecostal church which always had lively music. His father was a hardworking Ford Motor factory man who just happened to love the "blues." "As far back as I could remember, he'd come home from work and spin those records," Scott recalled. They would listen to the music of legends like Charlie Patton, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and Big Mama Thornton.
Randy started playing guitar around 11 or 12. He started to get serious when he attended the Guitar Institute (G.I.T.) and poured his soul into music. After struggles and frustration with the music business he stopped playing completely and sold every guitar he had. Nine years later he wandered into a Guitar Center. A store manager heard Randy riffing on a guitar and suggested he enter into the King of the Blues competition, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered blues guitar player. On a fluke he entered and ended up advancing beyond thousands of other guitarists to be named winner of Guitar Center's 4th annual King of the Blues.
Now, Blues/rock guitarist Randy Scott has stormed back to the music scene with a fiery style and virtuosity seldom seen before. Scott has fast become the new guitar gunslinger from out of nowhere onto the pages of Guitar World Magazine. "Extremely Tasteful" says Brad Tolinkski, Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World Magazine. “Randy Scott put on a tremendous performance—one that we'll remember for years to come. He definitively earned the title of King of the Blues." Dustin Hinz, Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing for Guitar Center.
Randy is now endorsed by Gibson, Egnater, Ernie Ball, Roland/Boss and Xotic Effects. Randy is now working on his debut album and instructional DVD to be released in spring 2013 with supporting tour!
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