BIO

On a trip from his New Hampshire home to California in 1975, John Scott Sherrill made plans to stop in Nashville to see his brother.  He reached the outskirts of town in the pouring rain just as his headlights and his windshield wipers stopped working.  Trying to reach his brother’s home he drove on with his head out of the window.  It wasn’t long before his Chevy van stopped altogether.    “I’ve never seen it rain that hard,” Sherrill laughs.  “Raindrops were as big as half dollars!”

    

Sherrill’s arrival in Nashville is a story that can probably be told by countless refugees.  It’s what he did once he arrived that’s worth noting.

    

Since that rain drenched night, Sherrill has enjoyed Nashville’s sunshine, racking up 11 #1 hits and countless covers by the likes of John Anderson, Patty Loveless, Josh Turner, Steve Wariner, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Alison Krauss, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Wolf, Mindy Smith, and even Mick Jagger.  His credits include co-writes with such legends as Michael McDonald, Steve Cropper, Peter Frampton and Dave Loggins.

    

On his new Mr. Honky Tonk, John Scott Sherrill shows why he’s long been considered a writer’s writer.  The new album reflects an everyman-sophistication, not only with the songwriting and production, but also through Sherrill’s honest and authentic voice. 

 

In addition to a few covers of songs written for country stars Wariner (“Some Fools Never Learn”), Anderson (“Wild and Blue”), Loveless (“Nothin’ But The Wheel”) and Turner (“Would You Go With Me”), Sherrill introduces such gems as “Sweeter Than Sugar Cane,” “Before the Going  Gets Rough,” “Itty Bitty Fiddle,” and the title cut, “Mr. Honky Tonk.” 

   

Over the past three decades, Sherrill has earned a reputation for his lyrics about love, loss and the human condition.  His breakthrough hit was Johnny Lee’s “When You Fall In Love” which he co-wrote with his friend, Steve Earle.  This was also Earle’s first songwriting hit.

    

Sherrill was also a member of the Country Music group, Billy Hill, which included fellow hit songwriters Bob DiPiero and Dennis Robbins, as well as ace players Reno Kling and Martin Parker.  The group charted with the single “Too Much Month At The End of the Money.”

TOUR DATES

  • Marion, Va
    Location is TBD
    Jun 01, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Song of the Mountain
  • Nashville, TN
    The Bluebird Cafe
    May 04, 2019, 9:30 PM
    The Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, USA
    John Scott Sherrill & Friends
  • Nashville, TN
    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Apr 20, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    The Songwriter Sessions
  • Tin Pan South
    The Station Inn
    Mar 30, 2019, 9:30 PM
    The Station Inn, 402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    With Dennis Robbins, Adam Wright, Jay Knowles
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern
    Jan 05, 2019, 8:00 PM
    Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern, 1028 16th Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern
    Dec 01, 2018, 8:00 PM
    Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern, 1028 16th Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    While There's Time Tour
  • Panama City, Florida
    Panama City
    Nov 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
    Panama City, Panama City, FL, USA
    Panama City Songwriter's Festival
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern
    Nov 03, 2018, 8:00 PM
    Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern, 1028 16th Ave, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    "While There's Time" Tour
  • Pascagoula, MS
    Jack's by the Tracks
    Oct 20, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Jack's by the Tracks, 709 Krebs Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567, USA
    with Wes Loper
  • Mobile, Alabama
    The Listening Room
    Oct 19, 2018, 8:00 PM
    The Listening Room, 78 St Francis St, Mobile, AL, USA
    with Wes Loper
  • Pensacola, Florida
    Flora-Bama
    Oct 18, 2018, 2:00 PM
    Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507, USA
    with Wes Loper
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    Douglas Corner Café
    Sep 12, 2018, 8:00 PM
    Douglas Corner Café, 2106 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
    Bluegrass Nights with Don Rigsby & Billy Droze
  • New York, New York
    The Cutting Room
    Aug 14, 2018, 7:30 PM
    The Cutting Room, 44 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Nashville to New York: An Intimate Evening with Hit Songwriters John Scott Sherrill, Gary Burr, Steve Diamond & Georgia Middleman — http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    The Station Inn
    Aug 08, 2018, 8:30 PM
    The Station Inn, 402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    With Special Guest Emery Adeline — https://stationinn.com/events/2018-08/
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    The Bluebird Cafe
    Jul 25, 2018, 9:00 PM
    The Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, USA
    With Rod McCormack, Shawn Camp and Paul Jefferson — Tickets at www.bluebirdcafe.com

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