2x Grammy Winner Dennis Scott, and the Music of Mr. Rogers – Episode 367 of The Action Catalyst Podcast
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- On November 30, 2021
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- Beatles, children, Grammy, kindness, motivation, Mr. Rogers, music, self-talk, success
Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and musician Dennis Scott shares the experience of winning a Grammy on his first try, writing for Sesame Street, working with artists like Kellie Pickler, Jim Brickman, Vanessa Williams, Ray Charles, Loretta Lynn, and others, discovering the music and message of Mr. Fred Rogers, and his new album, “Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories”. And be sure to stay tuned after the interview for a very special preview of the album.
Learn more and order the album at ThankYouMisterRogers.com.
Two-time Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer/writer Dennis Scott has left no corner of the children’s music industry unexplored.
His songs have been performed by such diverse artists as Faith Hill, Ray Charles, Sugarland, Alison Krauss, The Muppets, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood, Elmo, Charlie Daniels Band, Shari Lewis, Crystal Gayle, Roberta Flack, Ricky Skaggs, and many others.
Dennis is also the recipient of two Emmys, a Parent’s Choice Award, and a Telly. You can hear his work on television, radio, audio books, home videos, and stage productions such as “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Sesame Street Live” and “The Magic School Bus.”
Dennis began his entertainment career at the age of 7 as an actor on Broadway. As an adult, he toured with the New Christy Minstrels (playing upright bass and singing). His novelty tune “Captain Kirk’s Disco Trek” led to his first serious foray into children’s music and a Grammy for “Sesame Country.”
Dennis has served a music director for several children’s TV shows including the PBS series “Noddy” and, most recently, “BJ’s Teddy Bear Club” which airs on TBN and just earned him his second Emmy award. His album, “Songs From the Neighborhood – the Music of Mister Rogers” won last year’s Grammy award as Best Musical Recording for Children.
Recently Dennis fulfilled his own childhood dream by spearheading a Beatles tribute band called The WannaBeatles. The band has grown in popularity and was even nominated for a Grammy in the spoken word category for an audiobook collection of interviews with Beatles fans called, “Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond.”
Learn more at DennisScott.net.
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