Wayne Scott, country music singer and songwriter, passed away Friday, November 18th in Kentucky in a traffic accident.
He was pronounced dead at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville where his wife, Linda, remains hospitalized with injuries.
Wayne shared his passion for country music with his sons and proceeded to mentor them. They all became professional musicians thereafter, with son Darrell making a name for himself as a songwriter in Nashville. His songs include: “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” (Travis Tritt), “Born To Fly” (Sara Evans), and “Long Time Gone” (Dixie Chicks).
Wayne wrote many songs, but seldom shared them with an audience. Rather, he sang the country songs of his time for dancing pleasure.
Darrell and Wayne collaborated on some songs, leading to the creation of Wayne’s debut album This Weary Way, released in 2005. The album contained nine compositions by Wayne and two father-son collaborations, among other songs.
Wayne’s music was featured on the NPR program Fresh Air in 2006. He was also featured on the WHAY Americana radio station in Kentucky.
Son Darrell has left his thoughts about his father’s passing here.