Scotty Emerick
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Scotty Emerick
Scotty Emerick
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Scotty Emerick at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, California.
Background information
Walter Scott Emerick
Born (1973-07-11) July 11, 1973 (age 44)
Origin Hollywood, Florida, United States
Genres Country
Labels Rising Tide,[1]DreamWorks Nashville, Show Dog Nashville
Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown
Website Official website

Walter Scott 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. In 2004, Emerick was named "Songwriter of the Year" by the Nashville Songwriters Association.[2] 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.


Studio albums

Title Album details
Love Me Like My Dog


Year Single Peak chart
US Country
2003 "I Can't Take You Anywhere" (with Toby Keith) 24 91 The Coast Is Clear (unreleased)
2004 "The Coast Is Clear" 47 --
"The Watch" 49 -- N/A
2006 "What's Up With That" 52 -- Broken Bridges soundtrack
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2003 "I Can't Take You Anywhere" Michael Salomon
2004 "The Coast Is Clear"
"The Watch"


  1. ^ Flippo, Chet (21 March 1998). Universal Closes Rising Tide. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ "Scotty Emerick/Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "Scotty Emerick Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2010. 
  4. ^ "Scotty Emerick Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2010. 

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