Abbi Scott “Voodoo”

Donna Block
5 min readJul 10, 2019


Raised with mid-western charm in Clinton, Indiana, Abbi Scott has always had a passion for music. Growing up on traditional country and classic rock legends, Scott has cultivated her own unique southern-rock sound over the years.

How has growing up in Clinton, in the Midwest, influenced the music you write and perform?

Growing up in such a small town, it really influenced the music I write. I chose to write about things that were truly happening around me, whether it be first hand experiences or things that my close friends were experiencing. I truly embraced growing up in a rural environment and wrote a lot of my early music about that.

Which artists did you grow up listening to?

Growing up I listened to Martina McBride, The Dixie Chicks, Theory of a Deadman, Motley Crue and Miranda Lambert. (I loved the mixes of rock & country from my parents!)

How has your family supported your music career?

My family has gone above and beyond for my musical dreams — they’ve supported me every single step of the way. I physically couldn’t do this without them.

You’ve said the stage is home to you. When did you start performing?

I started performing at the age of seven. I competed in my first County Fair talent show and won first place! I’ve always felt like the stage is where I belong.

What instruments do you play?

I play the guitar and I’m in the works of learning the Mandolin and Harmonica!

Favorite place to write?

My favorite places to write usually consist of a calm, serene environment with very little distractions. But usually just somewhere with a very “vibey environment.” I love writing in my living room where I have my guitars hanging on the wall!

What did you study at Lipscomb University?