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On the forty-sixth episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall, Paul is joined by country recording artist Scott Stevens, a law school graduate who also works as a criminal defense attorney. From his heart pounding schedule at the courthouse to producing and performing electrifying country music, Scott and Paul talk about his legal work, mom and dad, wife and children, relationship with God, their mutual friend and guitarist Tim “Pickins” to touring with Justin Moore and releasing Scott’s latest album, Every Hat Is A Cowboy Hat.
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ABOUT SCOTT STEVENS
Authenticity. Heart. Grit. Scott Stevens likes the way those words roll off his tongue. “It’s all about being able to flourish in your own skin,” says Stevens, whose forthcoming debut album, Every Hat Is A Cowboy Hat, is a master class in what happens when a musician leans into his natural-bred confidence and emotion. “Sometimes you gotta double down, step off the ledge and trust whatever it is you trust,” Stevens says of putting his entirety into his music.
“The heart of me is somehow split in equal parts rock and roll, soul, and country music,” Stevens says of his lyrically forthright and groove-centric sound. “At its core though, it’s just stories in rhythmic form.”
Ultimately, Stevens says he’s most proud of his unique artistry being unabashedly him. In his eyes, when you’re drawing from a well of sincerity as he does on his album, genre is secondary. To that end, Stevens’ music is ripe to appeal to rock fans or country fans or frankly anyone who appreciates the uncontrollable urge to nod to the beat. “People that don’t think they like country music need to listen to this,” he offers bluntly. “And for the people that don’t think it’s country music, well, to that I say, ‘Every hat is a cowboy hat if you’re a real cowboy.’
Scott graduated from Alabama University with a law degree. In addition to his music career, he puts on a legal hat as a criminal defense attorney. He told Whiskey Riff in a recent story about his new album, “Though I’m blessed to suit up and do my thing as an attorney, my dream has always been to support my family with my music.” He says, “I remember starting a job right after graduation and thinking that it was just the most boring thing ever. I looked at the girl I was dating (who is now my wife, Katie), and I said, ‘Look, I don’t want to lose you. But I’ve got to go to Nashville.’”
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