Scott Fields was born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky, where, as a child, he
was regularly exposed to Bluegrass music. Scott's father played in several
well-known bands, including "The Boys From Indiana", "Southern Blend", "John
Cosby and the Bluegrass Drifters" and "JD Crowe and the New South".
At the young age of five, Scott became hooked on performing. At a festival in
Clay City, Kentucky, Scott performed the song "Big Spike Hammer". Scott
received a standing ovation and the audience threw thirty one-dollar bills on
stage. From that day forward, Scott has loved to perform.
At the age of sixteen, Scott begain to get more serious about music. Initially,
he took guitar lessons from his father, and learned three cords and basic
Bluegrass rhythms. With the help of both of his parents, Scott very quickly
learned all fo the major chords and began to take advanced rhythm lessons from
Guitarist Richard Bennett. Richard helped Scott develop his technique and in a
year's time, Scott begain to study lead guitar.
When he was nineteen, Scott helped persuade his family to start a band. The
band, "Wayne Fields and Driftwood", consisted of his father, Wayne Fields, on
the banjo, his mother, Tina Fields, on the bass, his younger brother, Charles
Fields, on the mandolin, his grandmother, Molly Hicks, playing guitar and
singing lead vocals, and his aunt, Cindy Bryant, also on the mandolin. Scotty
played with the band until early 2004, when the band stopped playing due to his
grandmother's recently-diagnosed cancer, which left her unable to play.
Some of Scott's achievements include: Playing to a national audience on the
"After the Opry" show at the age of 19, being filmed on KET's Jubilee program
while playing with "Wayne Fields and Driftwood", and fronting for country
artists such as Kenney Chesney, Joe Dee Mesina, Billy Covington and Miranda
In addition, he has played on stage with various Bluegrass artists, including
Josh, Graves, Bobby Osborne, Mac Wiseman, Ricky Wasson, Sam Bush and Wayne
Scotty continues to push himself to grow musically and is currently working on a
writing project which is expected to be released in late 2006.