And the winner of the 3rd annual Hourly Gig contest is…drumroll please….
Scott DeCarlo from East Rutherford, NJ!
With the street smarts and strength of a New Jersey police sergeant, and the musicianship and voice of a country singer, Scott DeCarlo is using his unique sound to take the Country music scene into his custody.
Boasting a big voice and enormous sense of determination, Scott, an East Rutherford native, is a true showman of modern country. Finding inspiration in an eclectic array of performers, including Garth Brooks, Freddie Mercury, Elvis and Tim McGraw, he has cultivated his own sound: a blend of accelerated rock and open-heartedness.
His kick in the door blend of country-rock is energetic, accessible and, above all, authentic. "I am constantly inspired by the achieving underdog, the work ethic of those who have nothing, and give everything of themselves," says Scott. "Those individuals bold enough to follow their sound, their dreams and remain steadfast in their goals of high achievement through all obstacles."
Scott, a self-described go-getter, decided to diversify his career path by splitting his time between Nashville and his New Jersey home and releasing his debut album, A Whole New Kind of Crazy. He is now balancing his two passions and careers as a police sergeant and Country music artist.
We will be flying Scott and his band to Denver, CO, where they will be the opening act for the Chase Rice concert on Sept. 5. Keep an eye on this blog for a recap of Scott’s big day!