MONTCALM TOWNSHIP – Because of the support he received from his friends and family in and around his hometown of Greenville, a country artist returned home to premier his new country video.
Scottie Michael Hall, 29, left Greenville during his sophomore year of high school and finished his schooling through the Army National Guard.
Hall originally 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 features “Mad At You,” an anthem and personal story for suicide prevention.
“It’s the beginning of a lot of cool stuff,” Hall said.
Because of the support he has received from the area through the sales of his EP and the following he has developed on social networking sites like Facebook, Hall said it was important for him to return home and have his supporters be a part of a major event in his career.
“I couldn’t do it without the fans,” Hall said. “I am really blessed.”
Hall premiered his music video “The Little Things” at Turk Lake Restaurant & Bar on Wednesday night.
He was only expecting a handful of his friends and family to attend the event, but instead more than 120 people packed the facility, leaving little room for people to get through the door.
“I was overwhelmed,” said Hall, still surprised while thinking about the show he had just put on. “I was not expecting what happened.”
Although Hall was only able to stay in Greenville for a few short days, he said he was happy to be here and to catch up with friends and family.
“I haven’t seen some of these people in 10-plus years,” he said.
For the show, Hall performed acoustically with band members Mark Dooley and Pat Brown while country singer Kris Holden opened the show.
At the end of the concert, Hall raffled off a guitar and raised $450 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Stephanie McCarty has known Hall since middle school and volunteered at Wednesday’s event to help with the show. She said she enjoyed the show and listening to Hall showcase his talent.
“He was meant to sing,” McCarty said.
Although a majority of people in attendance were family and friends, Hall developed new fans who came just to enjoy a good show.
“I loved it,” said Angie Insley, who had not known Hall previously. “I’m going to play ‘The Little Things’ for my husband. It’s a very cute song.”
Owner of Reel Motion Productions, Scott Tracy, directed “The Little Things” and attended Wednesday’s premier of the music video at Turk Lake Restaurant & Bar.
Tracy said he enjoyed working with Hall on the video because of Hall’s passion and dedication to his job.
“I couldn’t say no,” Tracy said. “It was an awesome experience. We had a lot of fun.”
Once the holidays have passed, Hall will be involved in label meetings to start the next part of his career.
The next step for the singer is to have his song released to iTunes, radio and television to be showcased on channels such as Country Music Television (CMT) and more.
For more information about Hall, visit his Facebook page by searching “Scottie Michael Hall” or visit scottiemichaelhall.com online.