Scott Coner has lived on the same country road in rural Indiana for his entire life, just a few doors down from most of his extended family. He writes songs on a porch overlooking the family farm, with nothing but a cup of coffee and his guitar to aid him. He is a loving husband and father to two beautiful daughters, and when he’s not busy writing, he enjoys messing around and riding four wheelers through the creek with his wife and their girls. ”I have never regretted taking time to be with my wife and daughters. It just never felt right hitting the road and leaving my entire world in the rear view mirror. But, now that our girls are older, and I have my family’s full support, I am truly thankful to be given the opportunity to pursue playing music for a living.”
Coner has always possessed a passion for the great southern country sounds of Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie Van Zant and Charlie Daniels. “As a kid, I used to drive all the back roads where I’m from, and just listen to music and dream of the day I would get a chance to play music full time myself. You know, music has changed a lot since way back then, and I suppose that I have too. But, I have never lost site of the way that old southern rock and country made me feel, and I hope my music will touch people’s hearts and maybe make them turn the radio up just a little bit louder.”
“For me, the process of writing is something that never really stops; it is continual. All around my house, you can find scraps of paper, lyrics on envelopes stuffed in drawers. The fact is, I don’t know what people want to hear. What I do know is that I am drawn to songwriting. It’s just something that I do. My passion, my addiction, is working with music. Putting that music, melody and a message together are like reaching outside of myself,” Coner says.
Always one to put his family before himself, Coner never really pursued his music by touring, but he is now getting the chance to make a new start in the business both as a songwriter and an entertainer. He believes that allowing his dreams to stay alive is the key to his success. His upcoming release, Feels Like Friday, is the long awaited result of his perceptive writing with songs sung alongside country icons Tanya Tucker as well as T. Graham Brown. Produced by Greg Wright, the album features a collaboration with Brown on Coner’s own “Sanibel.” Coner's duet with Tucker, “Maybe She Lied,” recently held the number one spot for three weeks on the European Hotdisc Top 40 Country Chart. "Feels Like Friday," written by Bob DiPiero and David Lee Murphy, is Coner’s first single from his new EP. DiPiero holds 15 Number One hits with many artist's including Tim McGraw, George Strait, and Vince Gill. Murphy has co-written Number One hits with Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square and many others.
Releasing an album that so beautifully entwines the best of country music’s history with his own unique style is certainly a check off of a long to-?do list for Coner, but it’s really only the beginning for this spirited writer. Coner notes, “Of course I’ll say that I would love to play the Opry. But more than anything, I’d just like to know that my songs have touched people. I hope that somebody somewhere can say that my song was written just for them. That’s all that really matters in the end.”