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Premier Nashville Singersongwriter Will Close Out Lowertown Arts & Music Festival

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Darrell Scott, who has established himself as one of Nashville's premier songwriters and studio musicians, will be performing at the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival this weekend in Paducah, KY. Scott visits Sounds Good to discuss his prolific musical career and his upcoming performance. 

   Darrell Scott, an Indiana native, has been living in Nashville, TN since 1995 working as a singer-songwriter and studio musician. He has co-written several mainstream country songs, such as "Born to Fly" performed by Sara Evans, "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" (Travis Tritt and Cory Morrow), and "Long Time Gone" (Dixie Chicks). Scott also toured alongside Robert Plant in Band of Joy, performing vocals, mandolin, guitar, accordion, pedal, lap steel, and banjo. 
        Darrell Scott and the Darrell Scott Band will be closing out the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival as the last act on Saturday, May 19th. Scott visits Sounds Good to discuss this upcoming performance, his prolific musical career, and the process of being a collaborative artist. For more information on the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival, go to the LTAMF website.  

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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