Walter Scott "Scotty" Emerick (born July 11, 1973 in Hollywood, Florida) is an American country music artist, known primarily for his work with Toby Keith. In addition to penning several of Keith's singles, Emerick has also written for Sawyer Brown, George Strait and several other artists. He recorded an unreleased album, The Coast Is Clear, for DreamWorks Records in 2003, and has charted four singles on the country charts, including a No. 24-peaking duet with Keith, "I Can't Take You Anywhere". One of his songs, "What's Up with That", was featured in the soundtrack to the film Broken Bridges.
Emerick is best known for his songwriting association with Toby Keith. Amongst his co-writing credits are the Number Ones "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight," the Willie Nelson duet "Beer for My Horses," "I Love This Bar," "Whiskey Girl," and "As Good as I Once Was", as well as the Top Five hits "Get Drunk and Be Somebody" and "A Little Too Late." Emerick plays acoustic guitar and sings backing vocals on numerous Keith tracks.
As a musician, Emerick began his songwriting career in the mid-1990s, landing cuts by Sawyer Brown, including their Top 5 single "I Don't Believe in Goodbye", which he co-wrote with Bryan White. Emerick has also released four singles of his own, including the duet "I Can't Take You Anywhere", a collaboration with Toby Keith and the first of two singles from a debut album for DreamWorks Records Nashville. After the closure of DreamWorks' recording division, he signed to Toby's label, Show Dog Nashville, where he released another single. No album was ever released on the Show Dog label because Scotty parted ways with the label right after the release of his first single. A new album titled Love Me Like My Dog was released under an independent label in 2007.
Emerick is a frequent co-performer on Toby Keith's national stadium and arena tours as well as on the entertainer's USO tours to US military bases in Germany, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.
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