DeWitt Scott is an exceptional steel player, and he's known worldwide for his musical talents. He was born in Amarillo, Texas on April 10th, 1932. DeWitt grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma, and graduated shortly after in 1950. His early influences were Jerry Byrd, "Little" Roy Wiggins, Don Helms, and Speedy West. Later influences of DeWitt's were Buddy Emmons, Lloyd Green, Doug Jernigan, Boggs, Merle Lindsey, and the Oklahoma Night Riders. DeWitt played Western Swing and country music in the local night clubs, radio, and TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; as well as playing Grand Ole Opry shows at the Municipal Auditorium also in Oklahoma City. DeWitt moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1951 to play on TV shows and local night clubs, he also backed up Grand Ole Opry groups while playing at Johnny Rion's Hillbilly Park, and The Lindy Ballroom in St. Louis. Many years later DeWitt played the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee as an artist! In 1966 DeWitt started "Scotty's Music" in the basement of his home. Ten years later Scotty's Music was known worldwide and took over all three floors of the building. In more recent years, Scotty's grown to have customers in every state in the union, and forty-five countries worldwide. In 1973, Scotty noticed a need for more instrumental albums. So, he founded the "Mid-Land Records" label. He now has forty-five artists recorded which make Mid-Land Records the largest Steel Guitar label in the world with distribution worldwide. In 1968 Scotty had his first Steel Guitar Show. This show was held at the Parkway Motel and the first performer was Maurice Anderson with about seventy-five people in attendance. In 1971 the name was changed with twelve Steel Guitar players. The convention was held at the Ramada Inn with about five hundred people, and for the first-time distributors were set up around the hall. In 1977 the name was changed again, by this time nine foreign countries were represented.