Scott Gray – ‘Maybe It’s You’

Scott Gray grew up in a small town in rural Illinois, in an extremely sheltered community, without much access to discovering popular music. He saw a local news story about Christian singer/songwriter Amy Grant, and suddenly found he had a favourite artist. He started playing piano, and chose to learn every song by Amy, and her contemporary Christian artists, such as Michael W Smith. All changed however when Gray’s step-uncle said to him – “If you ever want to make something of yourself in the music industry, you’re gonna have to write your own songs” – and started working on his own tunes immediately.

Scott attended Southern Illinois University, and left with a degree in Political Science, after which he moved to Nashville, and took courses in Music Business at Belmont University. The first day of classes, his professor uttered words which had a similar effect on him as his step-uncle’s: “You can start a record label”. His imagination was fired up. After taking a few internships, even becoming Amy Grant’s secondary personal assistant, Scott founded 500 Hats Music Company.



Scott Gray launched his debut EP, ‘Raincoats & Other Short Stories’, on March 9 this year, released through 500 Hats Music. He talks of his past and shares the wisdom taught to him on his wild musical journey. ‘Maybe It’s You’ a smooth track with a jazz club vibe, is the second to come from the EP, and is complemented by a music video, shot in New York. The brainchild of photographer, filmmaker and artist Alexey Wind, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

Visit Scott Gray’s website for updates and further information about the man and his music.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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