Dream Big The Greg Scott Story
FHM Magazine South Africa|November 2020
Greg Scott recently appeared and won during the most recent season 2 of NBC’s Songland where his song “miracle” was chosen for pop recording artist Bebe Rexha and just announced is to be used as the theme song of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics games; alongside co-writer and producer Ryan Tedder of onerepublic. Additionally, Greg has had his own songs appear on TV programs such as the latest season of Netflix’s you. His latest solo song, “I still do” was just released and is climbing the music charts!

Greg’s love of performance came from his father—a performer in his own right. Born and raised in Chico, CA, as a child Scott, grew up in rehearsal spaces and production studios. Here, he would lean over the shoulders of producers, engineers, and songwriters to learn from them and perfect his craft. As a teen, he would go on to release his first album which he produced and recorded himself in the early 2000s.

Greg’s first big-break came ahead of his high school graduation where he was asked to perform with multi-platinum recording artists K-Ci & JoJo and a featured artist on The Platters Motown Review tour. Shortly after, he moved to SF where he became a respected staple of the Bay Area scene performing with the likes of Tower of Power, Lenny Williams, and Narda Michael Walden. Also, mentored by the great Roberta Flack. Flack compared him to the legendary Donny Hathaway and flew Greg out to sing for her music school for underprivileged youth based in NYC.

Currently, Scott lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Sarah, and two sons. He’s now creating music with producers like Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Lucas Banker and Rob Kleiner.

“Speak it and receive it as my wife and I say. With two toddlers boys now with time running faster each day. We started speaking our goals before bed this year and those things started happening! You have to know what you want and find those stones to walk on. TRUST, RECEIVE and Dream BIG!!!”- Greg Scott

How’s life changed since appearing on NBC’s Songland?

Life has changed a lot but not at all - if that makes sense? I get recognized on the street, do more interviews, and get pulled in way more directions but crazy thing is, I’m still the same dude losing my mind over the same old things. The bills don’t stop and I still have to get up early and make sure my two boys don’t kill each other.

You are married, but have you been getting hit up in the DMs since appearing?

Haha! Yes, for sure. My wife is a great sport about it all. In my opinion, you’re not crushing it unless you get a few wild ones after you. I love my fans! I wouldn’t be able to what I do without them.

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