Dewitt "Scotty" Scott


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Scotty's Music

DeWitt Scott knew about as much as a person can know about steel guitars! As a retailer he sold them, as a performer he played them, as a composer and author he wrote about them and as a fan he promoted them everyplace he went. As the founder of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, Dewitt (known as Scotty) promoted and honored fellow players with inductions into the Hall of Fame, a series of method books and by staging a yearly event for steel guitar fans around the world to gather together. For his great contribution to the instrument, the committee he formed back in the late 1960s inducted Scotty. His passion for the instrument was very clear, so was his dedication to keeping the art of steel guitar playing a live and well.