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LA Music Critic names Hilary Scott as Best Country Artist

LA Music Critic

Indie Voice Blog’s LA Music Critic has named Hilary Scott as Best Country Artist of the second half of 2018!!

LA Music Critic created the LA Music Critic Awards back in 2012 to honor and recognize some of the impressive talent currently on the indie music scene.  The awards are given out twice a year in January and July.  In addition, the Icon Award is given out each June at the LA Music Critic Award Winners Showcase in Los Angeles.

Bob Leggett says:

What a year this has been.  We have been overwhelmed with the quality of music created by indie artists in 2018, and by the public support of their craft.  This cycle of nominations has generated 745 comments and 5,366 views from 63 countries, 23 of which generated at least 10 views each.  In addition, our blog has been viewed a total of 8,826 times since the nominations were announced on December 7.  We are so proud of each and every artist and their fans and thank you sincerely for this accomplishment.”

LA Music Critic Announcement

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E2TG – Ear To The Ground Music gives an Earie Award to “Kiss”

Don't Call Me Angel

E2TG – Ear To The Ground Music gives an Earie Award to Hilary Scott’s “Kiss” in their December 21, 2018 E2TG Earie Awards blog.  E2TG has this to say,
“Kiss” by Hilary Scott

I am so far out of touch with mainstream country/pop music that I didn’t even though(sic) that their was another Hillary Scott (two l’s) until I started search YouTube for videos. Anyway, Hilary Scott (with one ‘l’) made one of my favorite albums of the year, Don’t Call Me Angel… And yes, this is a great cover of the Prince song.”

Link:  Earie award

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Just in….Bob Leggett of LA Music Critic and Indie Voice Blog reviews Hilary Scott’s “Don’t Call Me Angel”

Indie Voice Blog

Bob Leggett of Indie Voice Blog and LA Music Critic has reviewed Hilary Scott’s new release, “Don’t Call Me Angel”, and he says:

Not to be confused with Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, this Hilary Scott is just as amazing…Recommendation: Run, don’t walk, to your nearest retailer and GET this one NOW!”

Check out the review HERE

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“Continuing Coverage” an article about Hilary Scott by Peg Gill – Inside Columbia magazine

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Peg Gill, in her “Continuing Coverage” article in the Inside Columbia monthly magazine, features Hilary Scott and her new release “Don’t Call Me Angel”.  Hilary Scott graced the cover of Inside Columbia magazine’s ninth edition (December 2005) .

Continuing Coverage

Catch up with former Columbian Hilary Scott

“Everyone likes a good “I knew them when” story, and at Inside Columbia, we’re no exception. We knew singer/songwriter Hilary Scott when she was just starting out, living and performing here, and chose her to grace our ninth cover back in December 2005. She was the first woman featured on the cover.

Check out Hilary’s ICM feature from 2005

Scott went on to make a name for herself in the wider world.

Now a resident of Puget Sound, Washington, Scott is an acclaimed Indie-Americana artist about to release her 12th studio album, “Don’t Call Me Angel.” The album release will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Bridge in Jefferson City. That evening will also see the Midwestern premiere of the title track’s music video.

Scott came to Columbia in her 20s and had been active on the local music scene for about three years when she appeared on our cover. She recalls opening for Little Feat at The Blue Note.

“It was a great venue that made a huge impression,” she says. “I felt very excited to do that.” Scott was told that if you play at The Blue Note, “you’ve made it.”

Scott found the Columbia community supportive and welcoming. “I couldn’t think of a better place to have gotten my start. I’m really grateful to Columbia,” she says. Scott made some of her best friends here — “friends for life” — and has many fond memories.

“I miss the great downtown,” she says. “There aren’t that many smaller city downtowns that are so cool and fun.”

Scott found her way to music early in life — very early. She says her mom loves to tell the story of how Hilary would climb up on the piano bench when she was just 2. Unlike other 2-year-olds, she didn’t pound on the keys but, instead, picked out little melodies. Her mom sensed something special and searched for a piano teacher willing to work with a very young student. Scott started lessons at 4.

“I feel like music sort of chose me,” she says.

Her piano teacher heard Scott sing and encouraged her to pursue that as well. Stints in choir followed, along with violin lessons. Today, Scott is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays acoustic guitar and ukulele — talents on display on her current album along with her singing and piano playing.

Scott opted to minor in music and studied opera in Italy for a year. Songwriting also continued to be a passion. She started as a prose writer, she says, creating short stories. She quickly realized she could channel that love of storytelling into her songs. Over the years, she also spent time in Asia as a resident artist in hotels for months at a time. Among her favorite places were Korea, Japan and Vietnam.
Over the years Scott’s definition of success has changed. When she was younger, she equated it with playing big venues such as arenas. But now she feels blessed for the many different-sized opportunities she’s had, “little hallmarks of what has happened over the years.”

“It’s so cool I can make a living playing music. This is a beautiful, wonderful, creative job,” she says, and one that continues to amaze her. “Sometimes I do have ‘wow’ moments.”

Scott’s main goal is always to reach the listener one on one. On “Don’t Call Me Angel,” she sings nine original songs and one cover (of Prince’s “Kiss”) directly to someone else, as though singing to a lover. The results are intimate and moving personal stories. By sharing her emotions so fully, Scott evokes them in her listeners, as well.”

Check out the article HERE

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A wonderful new review – Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Daily Tribune

From one of our favorite reviewers who has followed Hilary Scott’s career for a long time…we are excited to bring you this terrific review!

Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune says, “Even the most accessible ballad contains a moment of lyrical nuance or pure emotion that surprises, upping the stakes and shifting the ground beneath listeners’ feet.”
Read Aarik’s full review HERE


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Two Terrific Reviews – Thinking Lyrically and Country Jukebox, Germany

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We are trying to keep up with the great reviews that are rolling in!  Here are two terrific ones!

Thinking Lyrically

Thinking Lyrically says, “A fantastic collection of songs that delivers a variety of emotions and gorgeous tones that keep you entranced and delivers such powerful emotions, particularly on tracks such as ‘Unlove Story’ which is going on my playlist as soon as it possibly can. If anything this album proves is that I don’t listen to enough Americana.”
Read Thinking Lyrically’s full review HERE

Country Jukebox Germany

Country Jukebox, Germany says: “This expressive, vocally brilliant Artist from the American Northwest gives us one of those albums that peel new layers with each listen and reveal melodies and moods that were not heard before.”
Read Country Jukebox’s full review HERE

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