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Scotty Austin to Release Single “Money” on Black Friday 2022

Former Saving Abel frontman Scotty Austin is going solo and will be releasing his single “Money” on Black Friday 2022 through Stryker Records. Scotty worked closely with the best of the best in the music industry to make the single happen. “Money” was produced by multi-platinum Nashville producer Malcolm Springer, who is a well-known arranger, writer, engineer, and sound mixer. It will be distributed by Ingrooves, a company under the Universal Music Group. 

Best known for his exceptional depiction of the rock genre, Scotty Austin is expected to attract a new breed of music fans as he goes solo. His many years spent as the lead singer of Saving Abel have allowed him to mature as he constantly improved his craft to give his audience a new experience each time he goes on stage. Over the past years, Scotty has successfully established himself as a respectable name in the rock genre, and all his hard work resulted in a rare project involving the number one video game soundtrack of the very famous game Dead Rising alongside the band Supernova Syndicate. 

Apart from being a distinct vocalist, Scotty is also an exceptional guitarist who has collaborated with different producers and musicians in Nashville, which eventually led him to become the band leader for Jonathan Singleton, one of the most prominent singer-songwriters in Nashville. Scotty was also able to play lead guitar in the band Full Devil Jacket when it released its second album, Valley of Bones, in 2014.

Interestingly, Scotty’s talents do not confine him to the rock and roll genre alone. He is very versatile and can sing other genres, such as the blues. In the early 2000s, he represented Memphis, Tennessee, in the International Blues Contest and landed the fourth spot. Not long after the International Blues Contest, he worked with Ash Bowers, Jason Aldean’s Broken Bow Records, and Stoney Creek Records. Sometime later, Scotty decided to step out of his comfort zone and established his own rock group that came to be known as Trash the Brand. In just a matter of a few weeks, the band was already playing for packed venues, which quickly attracted the attention of personalities in the music business.

Before Scotty knew it, he was approached and offered to be managed by Jeff Hanson, the former manager of Creed, Paramore, and Sevendust. Eager to take his career to the next level, Scotty asked Hanson to put him on the show with Saving Abel. In one particular concert, Scotty was given the opening role. Impressed by his phenomenal performance, Scotty was later asked to lead Saving Abel. He immediately agreed and did it for eight years. 

Apart from being a gifted and multi-talented artist, Scotty is a committed family man who enjoys spending time with his wife, Courtney and their two children. He draws a lot of inspiration from his family to get his work done, with times becoming tough. Being a full-time dad to his children is something he considers the biggest accomplishment of his life. 


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