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D'Arcy Scott

  • Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Birth: Scotsman’s Hills, Alberta
  • Death: July 1993 - Calgary, Alberta

BIOGRAPHY:

D’Arcy Scott grew up overlooking the Stampede grounds on Scotsman’s Hills. Married at the age of eighteen, he started his career with CKLN in BC, but eventually returned to Calgary to work for CKXL. At 22, he was rated one of the most popular country announcers in Western Canada and one of the top two in Canada. His career soon took him to CFCN’s morning show, where he became known as the colonel of country music, after lore claims that the state of Louisiana made his an honourary colonel. This nickname however did not stick, the one that did was D Dogies, sticking with him for all 20 years of his broadcasting career.

Scott was so knowledgeable about country music that he is regarded as one of the country’s foremost experts. He was behind the first appearances in Western Canada of such stars as Eddy Arnold, George Jones, Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash. Scott was also known for spotting new talent. He discovered Ray Griff singing at a school dance and had him record songs at the radio station. One year later, Griff appeared on the Grand Ol’ Opry. Griff once said that Scott was “the original innovator of country music deejays in Canada.”

 
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