Former Greenville resident to debut country music video at Turk Lake
MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — A former Greenville resident is returning home for the debut of his first country music video.
Scottie Michael Hall, 29, left Greenville during his sophomore year of high school and finished his schooling through the Army National Guard.
“After spending a few years in Charleston, S.C., running a restaurant, I moved to Nashville in the spring of 2010 to pursue music as a full time career,” Hall said.
Originally, Hall moved to Nashville to become a songwriter with no intentions of being a solo artist. He released his first CD “Love, Loss & Livin’” in December 2010 after losing both his uncle and father to suicide. The EP featured “Mad at You,” an anthem and personal story for suicide prevention.
“The success of that effort led to my management deal, being involved with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and, for the first time in my life, being a solo recording artist,” Hall said.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I picture things unfolding the way they have, but the simple truth is this: The people that have supported me from the very beginning are from right there in West Michigan.”
It’s the support from his friends, family and fans from West Michigan that brings him back to debut his first video, “The Little Things.”
“From high school battle of the bands, to playing in local bars in and around the Greenville area — all the way to the success I’m having now, here in Nashville, the friends, family and fans from my hometown have always supported me and I’m so grateful,” he said.
The video’s premiere is scheduled for Wednesday at Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and people of all ages are welcome to attend.
“(The song) is about how people so often lose touch with what’s really important — each other,” Hall said. “Toward the end of the song, and especially the video, it talks about getting back to what makes you fall in love in the first place, and that the big house and fancy cars don’t really matter — it’s the little things.”
“The Little Things,” is the first song Hall has recorded where he did not write or co-write the song.
“It was written by a dear friend of mine and songwriting buddy named Jimbo Martin and co-written by Grammy nominee Clay Mills,” Hall said.
The event will include an acoustic performance and a chance to win an autographed guitar. Proceeds from the guitar giveaway will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
“I think the degree of professionalism, and talent, that will be on display is something that Greenville can be super proud of,” said Gus Bailey Jr., publicity and artist relations consultant. “The fact that he is so committed to launching this whole thing in front of his hometown says a lot to me.”