Who is Scott Hayley
by Amy Barnett
Growing up in a one-stoplight town, playing football and riding the backroads with friends – Rising Star’s Scott Hayley is proud of his humble, red dirt beginnings. Not afraid of hard work, Hayley built a promising career in the West Texas oilfields; but after 19 years making a living on an oil rig, he turned in his hardhat to pursue his dream of playing Texas country music. His debut single, “Truth About Texas,” is undeniably genuine and sure to resonate with anyone who is proud to be from the Lone Star State.
Hayley recorded “Truth About Texas” and nine other songs for his forthcoming album at Big Note Recording Studio in Abilene. He credits studio owner and renowned producer Terry Mashburn, who is also a co-writer on several of the songs, for helping him find his sound and record songs that are true to him.
“In country music, every song is a story about how we grew up or the things we love in life. That’s what people want to hear and what I want to sing about. It just feels natural,” said Hayley. “I know this is where I am supposed to be and I’m excited about the journey ahead.”
Hayley looks forward to sharing more of his honest Texas music with fans and performing live shows on stages across the state.
Scott's debut single in his own words . . .
"I have been working with Terry Mashburn at Big Note Recording Studio, amazingly talented multi-musician Milo Deering, awesome song writer Greg Young, and several other amazing music folk. It’s amazing how God places people in your life. Bryan James connected Terry and I and I could not be any more grateful! This little introduction changed my entire outlook in life! The one thing I have been reminded of is, God’s got this! This song is called “The Truth About Texas”. The song writers are Chris Harbach, Terry Mashburn, and Milo Deering. Terry Mashburn done an absolutely amazing job of producing this and really led me through my inexperience in throwing leads on a song this complex. Milo was just brilliant on the instrumentals. "