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
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
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 album, The Coast Is Clear, for DreamWorks Records in 2003,[3] and has charted four singles on the country charts, including a No. 24-peaking duet with Keith, "I Can't Take You Anywhere", which Keith had previously recorded on his 2001 album Pull My Chain.[4] "What's Up with That", performed by Emerick, was featured in the soundtrack to the film Broken Bridges.[5]


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",[6] 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, as of April 2018, he is credited on 23 Toby Keith releases.[7]

As a musician, Emerick began his songwriting career in the mid-1990s, landing cuts by Sawyer Brown,[6] 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 a debut album, The Coast Is Clear (2003), for DreamWorks Records Nashville.[3] After the closure of DreamWorks' recording division, he signed to Toby's label, Show Dog Nashville.[2]

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.[6][8]


Studio albums

Title Album details
The Coast Is Clear


Year Single Peak chart
US Country
2003 "I Can't Take You Anywhere" (with Toby Keith) 24 91 The Coast Is Clear[3]
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"[10] Michael Salomon
2004 "The Coast Is Clear"[11]
"The Watch"[12]


  1. ^ Flippo, Chet (21 March 1998). Universal Closes Rising Tide. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Scotty Emerick/Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Coast Is Clear - Scotty Emerick - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2013-03-19. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b "Scotty Emerick Chart History". Billboard. 1969-12-31. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Broken Bridges - Original Soundtrack - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ a b c Foster, Fran (2016-01-20). "Local Scotty Emerick is making his mark in the country music world". TCPalm. Archived from the original on 2018-04-12. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Scotty Emerick - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Toby Keith Visits Troops in Philippines, Guam and Hawaii on USO Tour - Pictures". Taste of Country. 2013-05-02. Archived from the original on 2018-04-12. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Scotty Emerick Chart History". Billboard. 1969-12-31. Archived from the original on 2018-04-12. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. 2018-04-12. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. 2018-04-12. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. 2018-04-12. Retrieved . 

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