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Leah Scott is a fresh voice in the world of Country. From an early age, Leah was surrounded by music; from her father playing alongside many of Chicago’s great blues musicians to stories from her grandmothers (one, a trained professional opera singer and the other, a Broadway performer), music was in Leah’s blood. Her early outside musical influences initially came from her father’s love of George Strait and her mother's love of the Beatles. Later artists like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey “challenged me to be the best singer I could be” says Leah. Tracy Bonham and Alanis Morissette motivated Leah to start writing her own songs, while Shania Twain was an overall inspiration: “Not only did she come out with killer albums, but she was able to take it live. It pushed me to continue performing as much as possible and to have a presence on every stage.”
Her first musical performances were at age two in front of her church congregation, and by her teens, she and her sister were performing over 100 gigs a year, while being managed by her father. A self-taught piano player from an earlier age, Leah started writing songs at 15 and taught herself to play guitar at 17. Ultimately, Leah found herself in a Chicago area cover band performing all types of music. She played to coffee house crowds of ten to audiences of 10,000 at festivals and events, before she decided to pack her bags and head to Nashville to focus on songwriting and her dream of being a country solo recording artist. Her original songs and powerful vocals caught the ear of Danny Nozell of CTK Management and was quickly signed to his management company. It wasn't long after, Marty Williams (Producer/Engineer/Manager) showed interest in Leah. He began planning, developing, and refining her sound and most recently became her co-manager joining forces with Danny Nozell.
Leah Scott is looking forward to the start of her first solo album and cannot wait to take on Nashville!