Hilary Scott writes, “We were honored again this year by the Rural Roots Music Commission. We were awarded the “Vintage Folk Album of the Year” for Freight Train Love. We feel particularly touched by the term vintage as we do hope the album stands the test of time, and the album does, to me, have a more traditional sound than my previous work. Thanks to all who were involved in the project, and thank you RRMC, and Bob Everhart of the National Traditional Country Music Association, for the honor!”
Michael ONeill is playing tracks from Freight Train Love on his show, Americana Music Series, Wednesdays 8 to midnight. His show is broadcast live worldwide on the internet. You can catch Michael’s show here: Malibu Radio 97.5 FM
You’ll love reading Hilary Scott’s interview with Tara Low of Guitar Girl Magazine! Tara asks Hilary a wide range of questions, covering many topics including the making of Freight Train Love, instruments she uses for songwriting, influences, experiences sharing the stage with iconic musicians such as Chuck Berry, and other fascinating topics!
Read the entire interview here: Guitar Girl Magazine Interview with Hilary Scott
We just learned that Hilary Scott and Michael ONeill’s song, “Didn’t Make It Alive” (track 10 on the Freight Train Love album) has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Country division.
All Semi Finalist are considered for finalist positions. Winners and Finalists will be announced in December. Songs selected as Semi Finalists are in the top 20 per cent (one in five) of all entries as rated by the judges. In other words, most songs, four out of five songs entered in the contest this year, did NOT make it through to this stage. If a song is chosen as a Semi Finalist it will continue to the higher judging stages and has the chance to reach the Finals and may even be a Winner.
We’ll keep you posted!!
Jay Minkin, in his review of Freight Train Love, says:
“I didn’t know about this St. Louis-based singer-songwriter who has recorded ten other albums over the last dozen years, until a copy of her album from KG Music Press showed up in my mailbox. It sat until last week on a cold, rainy afternoon I decided to pop the disc into my car’s CD changer for the commute home and it was as if the clouds parted for a ray of sunshine.”
Read the rest of his review on No Depression