From Wautaga, Tennessee. Lives in Gallatin, Tennessee.
1972-1973, formed his first band, the Rocky Mountain Boys.
1974-1977, played with The Tennessee Bluegrass Four.
1978-1979, played with The Cumberland Mountain Boys.
1980-1982, played with Carl Story and the Rambling Mountaineers.
1982-1986, played with Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys.
1983, released first album “Classics for Banjo” (CMS).
1986, formed Mike Scott and The All American Band.
1987-1991, performed part-time with Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass.
1995, married Brenda Marshall (formerly of the Marshall Family, a gospel group).
2002, joined Ronnie Reno and the Reno Tradition (as well as performing with Danny Davis and his own band.)
2005, recorded several instrumental albums (“Star Spangled Bluegrass,” “Mountain Valley Bluegrass,” and “Applachian Sunday Bluegrass”) for Homestead Music, a Nashville label specializing in the gift shop market.
He is also an expert wordworker who restores vintage homes.
Nickname given to him by Bill Monroe: “Mike the Smilin’ Scott.”
Currently works with Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys on the Grand Ole Opry and has his own band Mike Scott and the Nashville Band.