First and foremost, Scotty thanks his late grandmother for getting it all started for him. “If it hadn't been for her,” says Scotty, “I wouldn't have grown up with music being such a great passion for me.”
Scotty has sung regularly at Bakersfield's Crystal Palace. As of now, he sings in front of the stage on a requested basis. He also has introduced local bands there before they perform on stage. Additionally, he makes it a habit to sing at the Kern County Fair each year.
He has also sung at charity events such as those held for Children’s Miracle Network and Relay for Life. “I enjoy singing for organizations who are advocates for great causes,” Scotty says. He also participated as a “Jail Bird” in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's charity event, the MDA Lockup, in Bakersfield.
Scotty was inducted into the Bakersfield Country Music family in 2013. “It was an exciting and emotional day for me. I wasn't expecting that kind of recognition. When I received the invitation to become a member, I really didn't know what to think of say.”
In 2014, Scotty opened his own business called Scotty Crabtree's Music Company. From there he is exploring how to provide for himself independently doing what he loves best—singing.
A bit later in 2015, he helped to organize a Bakersfield music band called Rodeo. “It really has been an honor to be up there with a band performing on a regular basis,” he says. “It is very tiring at times, but now that I get to be a part of it, I love my life!”
His autobiography, Riding the Pink Cadillac was published on December 1st, 2015.