When Scott Wilcox was three his mother said he used to make up great songs. His father, a semi-famous disc jock in the 70’s and early member of the Mystics (Hushabye 1959), spent a lifetime of futility searching for fame. Scott showed much musical promise. He began as a drummer at seven and learned to play piano at the age of 12. By the time he graduated high school he had written over 100 songs and planned to attend college for music. Although he loved music, he grew up in a family that knew how hard the business of music was, and remembered them always saying, “Music is a hobby, don’t quit your day job.” So for the next 20 years, he didn’t.

He got a degree in Communications and worked in marketing for 17 years. Eventually went back to school to be a special education teacher and taught for 5 years. He found himself constantly trying different occupations because none of them fulfilled him like his music did. One day, he was teaching class and a student came to him and said, “Mr. Wilcox, I love you to death. You’re my favorite teacher in the school but I have to say, I think you’re a hypocrite!” When he asked him why he thought so he said this, “For five years you have told me and all the other students that we should find our calling in life, the thing that we were meant to be and do and then follow it with all our heart and soul.

Then, here you are with all this musical talent and you choose to stay here and teach us. You’re not following your dream Mr. Wilcox. Doesn’t that make you a hypocrite?” Scott could have easily denied that he was right and told him that he gets his inspiration by watching them become inspired, but the truth was; he was hiding. All his life he’d listened to the outside voices in his life tell him that his dreams were unrealistic because they were too hard. But they were wrong. What is wrong is living your life doing something passion-less and pretending you are satisfied. So, he finished out his teaching year, left his job and began to try. 

Three weeks into his first summer after being challenged by a student in his classroom, he sent a song he wrote into Oprah winfrey's new Show called Lifeclass, and she loved it.  She had her producer call Scott and invite his to sing it live on her new show. ( After tha his phone started to ring. In his first year of trying, Scott produced his first CD called Love Notes and  won the Bob Dylan songwriting competition. The next year he won the Bob Dylan Award again and  and appeared on many local TV and radio interviews. In 2014, Scott appeared on NPR and headlined at the Hard Rock in Chicago. In 2015 his Brett Favre Song was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame. And in 2016 Scott sang as a Packer Fan in the Super Bowl Babies Choir Super Bowl Ad for Super Bowl 50.  

In the brief ten or 15 minutes he talked with Oprah, he realized something about himself. 
He realized that the only voice that matters in this world is the one inside of you. When he left teaching, Scott began the real adventure he was born to live. He now tells his audiences to follow your passion with all your heart mind and soul, and never let anyone tell you your dream is too big to become a reality.

If you love Scott's music and support his message, the best way to show that support is by coming to his shows, buying his music, remembering to tip a little and take the time to talk with Scott and hear his story.      

Scott has written over 300 songs, many of which you can hear on the his website or See video of his live shows on Facebook

You can find them on his website (, on SoundCloud (, and other sites like Itunes, Amazon MP3, Napster, and many other digital sales sites.