Oklahoma Songwriter's Festival welcomes Scooter Carusoe in 2018


Every Scooter Carusoe song is a beautiful ambush. His genius sneaks up on you: you’re humming along to a melody you can’t get out of your head long before you realize there are layers to unpack and lines worth serious study. 

The man behind No. 1 singles including Kenny Chesney’s “Anything but Mine” and “Better as a Memory” and Brett Eldredge’s “Mean to Me” and “Wanna Be That Song” …. and current chart climbers “For The First Time” Darius Rucker and “Drunk Girl” by Chris Janson, writes instantly recognizable songs that established superstars and newcomers alike watch call on.

HIs songs have been performed on The Grammy’s, CMA’s, ACM’s and received multiple NSAI, ASCAP and SESAC awards. In addition to his above credits, his works have been recorded by Rascall Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Uncle Kracker, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Jordan Davis, Montgomery Gentry, Pat Green, Chase Rice, Eli Young Band, Canaan Smith, Rodney Atkins and more. 

Today, the North Carolina-born, Knoxville, Tennessee-raised Carusoe lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons. Yes, Carusoe is a pen name, but his insistence on using it actually reveals a lot about who he really is: stubborn and inspiring, always fighting to keep the focus where it should be––the song.