Scott Parker

About Scott

SCOTT PARKER is an award-winning songwriter & producer. The well-traveled son of an International Diplomat and Military officer, Scott Parker was raised with a creative worldview that transcends borders. Following college in Texas, his wanderlust led to years as a touring musician, working over 300 dates per year. After marrying his lifelong music collaborator Caryl, the couple moved to Portland, Oregon where they chalked up songwriting awards, a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, and a solid AAA fan-base throughout the Northwest.

A move to Nashville in the mid-1990s, landed them both major publishing deals and a recording deal for Caryl. While supporting her career and touring, Scott caught Nashville’s notice with his innate song-sense and proficiency in the studio. Some of the world’s best publishers, record labels, artist and songwriters sought his talent as a producer and writer. The Parker home studio also became a de facto clubhouse for many musicians – including Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Daryl Worley and producer Frank Rogers – to record their early albums.

Now with multiple Top-10 hits and songwriting awards under his belt, Parker has produced or written songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Sister Hazel, Will Hoge, James Otto, Joanna Cotten, John David Webster, Kim Hill, Tim Rushlow, George Canyon, and many others. He’s served as staff-writer/producer for Sony Music, Hamstein Music, Warner/Chappell and Reunion, and produced albums for Atlantic, Mercury, Universal, Word, Warner Bros, EMI & Magnatone.

In 2005 he co-founded Hearts Bluff Music Publishing, where he guides the Creative and Acquisition development for the $30 million music publishing company. The current portfolio includes over 50 #1 songs, 6 Hall of Fame Songwriters, 10,000 titles and 40 different catalogs.