A Conversation with Artist, Abbi Scott
What was a typical family meal and life like for you growing up in Clinton, Indiana? A typical family meal usually involved my dad cooking something on the grill and all of us hanging outside - or my momma cookin' up something in the kitchen like her famous baked spaghetti or homemade pizza. Life was extremely outdoorsy growing up in Clinton, whether it be riding four wheelers around our property or fishing on the pond or just hanging out by the pool. Everything was always very family oriented and we loved spending time together as a family.
When and how did your passion for music start? My passion for music started when I was just a little girl. I would watch American Idol with my family, stand in front of the TV during commercials and sing into a hair brush. My parents always had music playing around the house ever since I was a very little girl. Growing up in such a music loving family, it was only appropriate that I became a music lover myself.
Do you have any favorite or signature recipes? To be honest, I'm not the best cook quite yet…but I keep practicing. Right now I would say my favorite thing to cook is salmon patties. They're delicious and easy to make for beginners like me!
What does your cooking playlist look like? My cooking playlist consists of a lot of happy, upbeat music that I can dance along to…like maybe some Tina Turner. I love her song "Proud Mary!" What three things can you always find in your home refrigerator? You can always find cheese, milk ,and usually some wine in my refrigerator. I love to make grilled cheese sandwiches and I love cereal. Cheese and milk are necessities for that…and who doesn't love some wine?!
What is your guilty pleasure food? It would definitely have to be pizza. You can never go wrong with some pizza!
Tell us about one memorable meal you’ve had while touring. What did it involve? One of the most memorable meals I've had would have been down in Wilmington, Florida. I had some of the best coconut shrimp at this cute little restaurant and it was some of the best seafood I've ever had.
Your latest single, “Voodoo” was just released. What was your favorite part about recording this song? My favorite part of recording "Voodoo" was being at the famous BlackBird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The musicians who played on this song were extremely talented and such a pleasure to work with. I loved the whole experience of making "Voodoo" come together. You have spoken out saying that you think “the music industry needs a change.” Can you elaborate on that more? I think the music industry needs more females all around - more female producers, female players in the band, and more female artists. I think we just need more females running the entire industry in general. You have opened up for several of country music’s biggest stars which must be exciting! Have any of them given you any good advice?
I've been blessed with some amazing opportunities opening for some incredible artists. Lee Brice gave me some of the best advice. He said "No matter what the industry throws your way, work hard and good things will come your way."
If you designed your own walking food tour of Nashville which restaurants/food sellers would be on your list of places to visit? My favorite places to eat in Nashville would be, of course, Hattie B's Hot Chicken, Double Dogs, M.L. Rose, Sushi O Sushi, Burger Republic, Demos, and The Pharmacy.
What are some of your favorite venues to play in Music City? Honky Tonk Central, Belcourt Taps, Tootsies, and the Plaza of the Bridgestone Arena!
Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? I think it would have to be Fireball Whiskey. Fireball is one of my all time favorite drinks and I love the taste of Cinnamon so this would be perfect.
About Abbi Scott: Raised with mid-western charm in Clinton, Indiana, Abbi Scott has always had a passion for music. Growing up on traditional country and classic rock legends like Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Tesla and Motley Crue, Abbi has cultivated her own unique southern-rock sound over the years.
Abbi has opened up for several of country music’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Confederate Railroad, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Josh Thompson, Jana Kramer, Trick Pony, Bucky Covington, Maggie Rose and more. In 2015, she released her first three singles - Flying, Got My Own Shotgun and Yesterday’s Daisies. After playing countless shows, including CMA Fest, Abbi released Love Wasn’t Ready for Me, co-written by Eric Paslay, in 2016.
Inspired by renowned musicians like Amy Winehouse, The Beatles and Gretchen Wilson, Abbi has recently been writing and recording new music with well-known Nashville producer Sal Oliveri (Pink, Chris Stapleton). She continues to play famous venues around Music City and across the country, proving her tireless dedication to the music industry.