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New single just released: "Just A Shame"
Award-winning songwriter Hilary Scott has just released a new single: Just a Shame - a heart-breakingly catchy and lush pop song, written by Scott and Matthew Wilder (Castle Studios, Nashville). Grab your download on iTunes, or CDBaby now or get a collector's edition, autographed, CD-cover-sized sticker/download card at Hilary Scott and the New County Line's upcoming live shows,
Photo by Anastasia Pottinger
In her review of
Still, Indie Showcase's Shashona McCall has this to say..."Like a fine
wine, Hilary Scott's tremendous vocal skill continues to evolve leaving her
fans worldwide in awe. This beautiful young lady has toured throughout the
globe and has been awarded accolades and support from far and near.
Now, with the release of "Still", Hilary Scott And The New County Line, show
us yet another side of their incredible talent. This EP has 5 delicious
songs that take you on a journey through music. Though Hilary Scott is an
exceptional songwriter, I believe she has progressed into a master
storyteller as well. "Still" takes us through emotions like the colors in a
kaleidoscope. Her powerful voice is strong, yet sultry and sexy. She shows
her softer side with lilting ballads like Untitled (So Long), Fighting Odds
(Take What You Get) and of course the title track, Still. Like
leather and lace, Hilary Scott has it all going on. "
“Hilary Scott and The County Line’s Still, is a standout album of the year. This is
the making of a classic. A stunning record that knows no boundaries…”
Melissa Nastasi (Review You, also writes for Breakthrough Radio.com, My Music Success.com)
Difficult to categorize, Hilary Scott writes music that blends blues, folk, rock and classical influences into a pleasurable enigma, giving her listeners a new musical experience. Her musical influences and inspirations are varied, which leads many to attempt comparisons to artists that inhabit the entire galaxy of genres, ages, and genders. And yet, her sound is grabbing listeners of all ages...there seems to be something here for everyone. Perhaps the greatest testament to Hilary Scott's appeal is the loyalty of her fans, and their response to her work. Everyone who listens to her music has a different favorite song. Hilary Scott’s voice has been described as “amazing”, “powerful”, “extraordinary” and with “the purity and sweetness of the young Judy Collins and Joan Baez”, and she is equally at home on the keyboard and playing guitar and violin. If you enjoy Sara MacLachlan, Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones, you'll love Hilary Scott!
Italian producer Euro Ferrari (Bjork, Sting, Pavarotti), says this about Hilary Scott: "...Hilary Scott writes and sings in a way that creates a fascinating and intimate world, and it is enough for her to utilize only a whisper to raise deep emotions in the listener, her voice is absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness..Hilary is ready for the next step, for the big crowds, the big stage or the little theater, for the young or the less young; it would be difficult for her pop/country style not to enter deep into the heart, in every way."
Hilary Scott's special performance in France!!
Sexroom Sessions is the smallest gig in the world (4 m˛), located in Clermont-Ferrand Riot House, France. (Almost) every Sunday evening a live song directly from the room, one take good take!
The producers of this show had this to say about Hilary Scott,
"The young lady from Missouri was playing in town with our good friend Norfolk, we couldn’t miss the chance to lock her in the old Sexroom! She came with a bunch of other girls and took us by surprise… lovely voice, beautiful melodies and stunning eyes, we fell under her charm after the first chords!"
Purchase Just a Shame, Still, Indigo and Road To Hope Digital Download Cards
Magnet and sticker included!
Rebecca Roche, KKFI, is playing "Just A Shame".
KOPN is playing "Just A Shame"
Check out pics of Hilary Scott and the Hilary Scott Band from a 2007 MoRivCC event in 2007! Beautiful pictures by Liz Mitchell.
Eric Cohen, Music Director of WAER Syracuse likes "Still" very much, and says that up to this point the station has played the title song, "Still" and "Fighting Odds (Take What You Get)".
Jesse Frayne, Music Director of Rockland World Radio says: "We have received a copy of 'Still,' by Hilary Scott and the New County Line, and are thoroughly enjoying it. We have played tracks on our New Music Monday program."
Mick Cullen, WRLR Subterranean Radio is playing "Still"...he played "Hallelujah" to close his show out on Sept. 13th, and "Labor Of Love" has been added to WRLR's general rotation
KC Cafe Radio is playing "Still".
Aarik Danelsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune interviews Hilary Scott and writes..."Amid a melange of time zones, inter-national date lines, languages and suitcases, Scott has earned the trust of her audiences through the power of her soulful voice, an instrument which has not only united these disparate settings but also distinctive genres
March/April, 2012 - Indie Showcase features Hilary Scott.
“In only five songs, Hilary Scott and the New County Line manage to do something that most artists can’t do in a full length album; deliver a completely satisfying listen that transcends categorization and genre"…MORE
Columbia Tribune's Art Axis (April 7, 2011) columnist Jill Renae Hicks writes, "The thing about Hilary Scott is her voice – and, well, it should be. Her singing voice is distinctly strong without being harsh; she swoops between a mellow thrum on lower tones and a mellifluous, powerful keening." Read on to see what she has to say about And Just....MORE
Indigo has been licensed and released in Taiwan by ChiLin Music. Check it out HERE
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Reviewer Comments About Still.
In her review of Still, Indie Showcase's Shashona McCall has this to say..."Like a fine wine, Hilary Scott's tremendous vocal skill continues to evolve leaving her fans worldwide in awe. This beautiful young lady has toured throughout the globe and has been awarded accolades and support from far and near. Now, with the release of "Still", Hilary Scott And The New County Line, show us yet another side of their incredible talent. This EP has 5 delicious songs that take you on a journey through music. Though Hilary Scott is an exceptional songwriter, I believe she has progressed into a master storyteller as well. "Still" takes us through emotions like the colors in a kaleidoscope. Her powerful voice is strong, yet sultry and sexy. She shows her softer side with lilting ballads like Untitled (So Long), Fighting Odds (Take What You Get) and of course the title track, Still. Like leather and lace, Hilary Scott has it all going on. "
“In only five songs, Hilary Scott and The New County Line, manage to do something that most artists can’t do in a full length album; deliver a completely satisfying listen that transcends categorization and genre…If you had to define their sound it would be [akin] to an indie-pop group with their largely piano driven, atmospheric pieces. Few pop songs are this lush though, and fewer still would include the use of a Hammond organ. When all the pieces are added and committed to record, the end result is something that can’t be classified but can certainly be described as amazing.” – Heath Andrews (5 out of 5 stars) (Review You, also writes for Ithaca College, 106VIC) Read the full review
“Hilary Scott and The New County Line’s Still, is a standout album of the year. This is the making of a classic. A stunning record that knows no boundaries…” – Melissa Nastasi (Review You, also writes for Breakthrough Radio.com, My Music Success.com, Green Shoelace.com) Read the full review
“ Pinning down influences on Hilary Scott and The New County Line is both somewhat difficult as well as fairly straightforward (if you can dig it). There’s a lot percolating around in there. Take a dash of this and a little more of that as you like it: Joan Baez, Natalie Merchant, Alison Krauss, Regina Spektor, Tori Amos…if it sounds like cherry picking, that’s because it is, and with good reason, as all these artists and more make their way into Scott’s sound. Perhaps easier is to hit on some loose genres and let one’s imagination take over, so here goes: pop, country, Americana, gospel, the new Nashville sound, folk, the sound of long car-trips across the American Midwest…you get the picture. Scott’s voice is strong, and the underpinnings of her music skew towards a personalized sound-collage of various tangents of American pop and neo-Americana of the past few decades. What’s there is both fresh and familiar.” – Reed Burnham (Review You) Read the full review
“Scott has done well to build up a good reputation for the female music scene. She shows that artists are not limited to merely one genre of music, but that there is instead a whole world of opportunity that can be opened to someone given that they have the right amount of talent. Through both solo projects and previous group projects, Scott has made her way. But she is currently reveling in what should very well be considered the success of her current group project with The New County Line.” – (4 out of 5 stars) Alec Cunningham (Review You, also writes for Blank, Exposed) Read the full review
“Hilary Scott and The New County Line have constructed a brilliantly epic sound and it’s featured on their EP Still in fantastic fashion. Even with only having five songs, there’s a tremendous amount of musical content and it’s staggering how beautifully it all comes together. Scott’s voice is worth the price of admission alone but to hear it working with other engaging performances is incredible. Still has the ability to reach beyond musical genre, and reveal its excellence to anyone who enjoys and appreciates music.” – Heath Andrews
“Scott’s voice is infectious and to put it no other way, it is simply gorgeous.” – Melissa Nastasi
“Hilary Scott’s new EP Still (2011, Belltown Records) is a well-played, durable sampler of original music (punctuated with a somber cover of Leonard Cohen’s rapturous “Hallelujah”) from an established and talented artist with an impressive arsenal of natural abilities. Though clocking in at only five tracks, Still doesn’t feel like a short-winded collection of songs meant to simply tide over fans between records given the general strength of the output, and instead is a stand alone outing replete with much to offer on its own.” – Reed Burnham
“Hilary’s Sarah MacLachlan-esque vocals are spot-on throughout. Hilary knows how to create emotive melodies and soft vocals that send chills down any spine (in a good way).” - Matthew Forss (Review You, also writes for Inside World Music, Songlines) Read the full review
“Still is Scott’s ninth album over a now lengthy career. The band assembled for the record is on top of it, and alongside Scott’s formidable instrumental range (she plays acoustic guitar, piano, and organ in addition to helming the vocal duties), AJ Gennaro’s drum and percussion work lays an expressive-yet-not-overpowering rhythmic framework over which Josh Shilling’s [string] work (bass and electric guitar) lays squarely in the cut, a focused accompaniment to Scott’s songcraft. The album’s arrangements are well-managed, crisp, and infused with life. Still’s peaks and valleys are palpable, and Scott and Co. are adept at the slow build, borne on the strength of Scott’s expressive and thoughtful vocal delivery.” – Reed Burnham
“ ‘Labor Of Love’ is an almost impossibly catchy song…” – Heath Andrews (Ithaca College, 106VIC, Review You)
"… [The] fantastic, “Fighting Odds (Take What You Get),” begins with Scott’s acoustic guitar and soaring voice and leads into the main electric riff…there’s a fantastic tone being delivered by Schilling’s guitar part. When combined with lyrics like, “All those years of writing your sad songs/You closed your eyes/until love was long gone/Empty silence,” the guitar sounds somber, as if reflecting upon the singer’s remorse amidst the bitterness of the whole lyric.” – Heath Andrews
“The band includes one cover, a version of Leonard Cohen’s, “Hallelujah.” …This is really an excellent rendition, taking a similar approach to the versions done by John Cale and Rufus Wainwright, and adding The New County Line feel to it. Maybe it’s from drawing upon the lyric’s unarguable power, but the performances are particularly strong here, with Scott delivering a mesmerizing vocal and Gennaro giving it his all on the drum kit.” – Heath Andrews
“Hilary Scott is no stranger to making music. Already a seasoned musician, Scott is releasing her 9th studio effort, a fantastic EP by the name of Still. Starting off the album is “Untitled,” a perfect introduction to Hilary Scott and The New County Line. Starting with Scott and a blissfully played piano, it’s reminiscent of a female Ryan Adams. Every note and vocal tone seems carefully chosen as to not stray away from the track.” – Melissa Nastasi
“Hallelujah,” is a surprising track to appear on [‘Still’]... Hilary Scott and The New County Line do the most stunning cover since Jeff Buckley covered the tune on 1994’s Grace.” – Melissa Nastasi
“ ‘Labor of Love’ features some memorable vocal manipulations vaguely reminiscent of Doris O’Riordan’s on-key Irish yodel.” – Reed Burnham
“ ‘Fighting Odds (Take What You Get)’ follows, with a compact moodiness nestled in the arms of the well-crafted song-structure. An exceptional song, the track is just the right blend of engaging lyrics, well-handled instruments, and arrangement dynamics. Especially of note is the shimmering guitar drifting over Scott’s chorus vocals like smoke; this track does what it needs to do, and does it well. A total package.” – Reed Burnham
“The album’s final original song and title track, “Still” is one of the truly stand-out numbers here. Scott’s mournful ballad to undying affection and the delicate immediacy of the present moment brings out both her personalized composure as a song-writer and the inherent strengths of her backing band. ..“Still” paints a scene of beauty and heartbreak that is magnified by the unified front of The New County Line’s perfect ensnaring of the proper mood. Good stuff.” – Reed Burnham
KOPN is playing "Just A Shame"
Eric Cohen, Music Director of WAER Syracuse very much likes the CD "Still" and says that up to this point the station has played the title song, "Still" and "Fighting Odds (Take What You Get)".
Jesse Frayne, Music Director of Rockland World Radio says: "We have received a copy of "Still," by Hilary Scott and the New County Line, and are thoroughly enjoying it. We have played tracks on our New Music Monday program."
KC Cafe Radio is playing "Still"
Mick Cullen, WRLR Subterranean Radio is playing "Still"...he played "Hallelujah" to close his show out on Sept. 13th, and "Labor Of Love" has been added to WRLR's general rotation.
April 24, 2012 - Jango plays: 5037, 118 fans.
KAOS is playing Still
KASF is playing Still
SBOO - Still is available for airplay
Update from Eric Cohen, WAER 88.3 FM: "...And Just is a hit!"
Greg Burt, Alternative Music Director,
91.3 FM WBNY has this to say about "And Just": "Pretty
cool song!... it's still got about another month in 'Rotation' getting normal
Thealexa Becker, Music Director, WOZQ 91.9 FM
tells us that And Just is in their digital lineup for rotation and she has this
to say about the song: "Scott has a lovely and clear voice. Her
new single is quite
Eric Cohen, WAER 88.3 FM says that he has listened to And Just and was really moved by what he heard.
Leslie Scott, Music Director, KBXR 102.3 FM says: she has been featured on our Sunday acoustic show, Acoustic Sunrise, recently with an emphasis on the new tracks."
William Sheckler, Music Director, WTTU 88.5 FM says: "We thank you for sending WTTU 88.5 a copy of your single 'And Just'. It will fit in with some of our shows very well and even on the air during rotation time. Sounded great and thank you again."
Ken Martin, Program Director, KVRM 91.9 FM says, "It's [And Just] received some specialty show attention and is available in the library."
Eric Cohen, Music Director for WAER 88.3, reports that they have been giving Indigo light to moderate airplay.
KOPN and BXR, Columbia, MO have been playing Indigo.
Eric Gouttefarde, activ 'radio, France is playing Consonance and Road To Hope.
KSMU's Emily Higgins played tracks from Consonance on her show, Mulberry Tree (May 30th). She played "Dirty Old Town" and "Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You"
Eric Cohen, WAER 88.3, Syracuse, NY, reports that the station is playing Consonance. He says, "Let's just say I give CONSONANCE two thumbs up! I have really enjoyed the tunes we have played thus far."
DJ Eric Gouttefarde activ 'radio France, is playing
Consonance and Road To Hope on his show
DJ Nick Davies www.blrfm.co.uk has played Hilary Scott's music on his show
Twin Cities Internet Radio is playing Hilary Scott's music. Twin Cities Internet Radio is broadcast from the Minneapolis-St.Paul metro area. You can listen at www.twincitiesradio.net JazzyJ of Twin Cities radio writes: "When you see an artist on one of our pages here, it is because we LOVE their music and no other reason. When you hear the music on our station it is because we LOVE that music. When you see a link on our web, it will lead to someone that has joined us on this adventure in music and because "it's about the music".
Eric Cohen, Music Director for WAER 88.3, Syracuse New York is playing Road To Hope. Cuts played so far are Daydreamer, To Make You Feel My Love, Hallelujah and You Electrify Me. Eric has this to say about Road To Hope, "This record impressed me from the moment I started hearing it. Hilary is a genuine talent and her band is top notch. The cuts that we have played up to this point are: Daydreamer, To Make You Feel My Love, You Electrify Me, Hallelujah. Thanks again for sending us a copy of Road To Hope".
Baub Eis, KRMS radio has had Hilary on his show promoting "Road To Hope', and replayed the show. Bob comments, "Good stuff".
KMUN, Astoria, Oregon
WUMD, UMass, Dartmouth
KRVM, Eugene, Oregon
John Kulidas, General Manager of WCSU, Chicago State University, has this to say about Hilary Scott's new CD, Out of the Wilderness: "Hilary Scott is definitely in our rotation, we're getting a very good response...we are definitely looking at her as an 'up-and-comer'. Just the other day, one of my colleagues was asking, 'Where are the Carole Kings nowadays?'......well, here you are!" WCSU receives from 4,000 to 6,000 hits per week from all over the world. You can listen live by clicking HERE
Morgan Huke, Community Music Director
> Check out KAOS radio and listen live at Evergreen State College in Olympia,where "Out of the Wilderness" is currently in light rotation
You can catch Hilary Scott's music on Illinois State University's WZND's Indie Rock Show on Tuesdays from 8-10 pm
You don't have to live in Columbia, MO to catch Hilary Scott on KBXR streaming audio - listen to DJ's Simon Rose and Tony Barbis
KOPN, one of Mid-Missouri's favoriteradio stations, plays Hilary Scott's music on Bill Adam's"Blue Plate Special" and other programs.
KWWC, Stephens College, Columbia, MO is adding "Out of the Wilderness".
Hilary Scott is a perennial favorite with the students at Stephens College.
KUGS, Western Washington University,Bellingham, WA has added"Out of the Wilderness to their library.
KUAC 89.9 FM, University of Alaska at Fairbanks - "Round Midnight" show.
KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City's Community Radio has added Hilary Scott's music to their rotation!
WDBX 91.1 FM, Carbondale Illinois DJ Amber Zimmerman's show,"My Friend Recommends" Mondays, 10 am to noon, Central
KUPH "The Fox 96.9 More Music"Mountain View, Missouri
has added Hilary Scott's musicto their rotation!
Dino's Dockside webcasts
KKFI 90.1 FM has played some serious "Hilary Scott" in anticipationof a gig at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar in Topeka.
Michael Tearson's "The Bob Dylan Radio Hour"
Sirius Radio's Disorder 32 channelSunday, March 11, 2007
Michael Johnson, DJ for Worldwide Independent
Country Radio, Paltalk Music Chat Room and Shoutcast
KBXR 102.3, Columbia, Missouri
KOPN 89.5, Columbia, Missouri
KCOU, University of Missouri
KALX 90.7, Berkeley, California
KWWC 90.5, Stephens College Radio
AmericanaLive with Mike Columbo (Web Radio)
KPFA 94.1, Berkeley, California
WORT 89.9, Madison, Wisconsin
KRMS 93.5, Lake of the Ozarks
WERU -FM 89.9, Blue Hill, Maine
WCSU - Chicago State University
WMFO - Tufts University
KAOS - Evergreen State College
WZND - Illinois State University
WPKN - Bridgeport, Connecticut
KANZ - Wichita, Kansas
KUGS - Western Washington University
KMUN - Astoria, Oregon
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