Scotty Austin’s Triumphant Return with “Lucifer’s Rain (The Bad One Is Back)”

When you think of rock legends that have not only shaped the genre but also continue to breathe fresh life into it, Scotty Austin certainly stands tall. The former frontman of the internationally recognized platinum rock band Saving Abel, known for their sensation “Addicted”, is not resting on past laurels. Scotty’s recent release, “Lucifer’s Rain (The Bad One Is Back)”, proves he’s still a powerhouse in the world of rock.

This brand-new single, which dropped on July 10, 2023, is a hard rock reimagining of Stevie B’s original “Lucifer’s Rain”. With a twist to the lyrics and a modern rock spin, Scotty’s version is already creating waves across mainstream radio, college radio, and public radio in the US and Canada. A mere six weeks post-release, it’s being played on a staggering 156 radio stations. Notable mentions include WLUW Chicago, CBC Toronto, M3 Radio Brooklyn, where it’s topped the Heavy chart, and stations like KEXP Seattle and KUIW San Antonio.


The artistic integrity and production quality of the song are heightened by the genius of multi-platinum producer Malcolm Springer. Springer’s touch from Nashville, TN combined with Scotty’s vocals is nothing short of magic. It’s a partnership that promises fans more chart-topping hits in the future. Stryker Records took the wise decision to release this gem, and its distribution is in the capable hands of Ingrooves, a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group Company.

However, the captivating melodies and powerful vocals are just one side of Scotty Austin. Beyond the microphone and stage lights, he’s a dedicated family man, valuing the time he spends with his two children. His personal life is as rich and fulfilling as his professional career. In 2019, before the world changed with the pandemic, Scotty married his partner of almost seven years, Courtney, in a beautiful ceremony on the sandy beaches of Jamaica. Their shared love for beaches has taken them around the world, from different vacation spots to a music-headlining cruise to Mexico in 2022.

His journey from being the lead of Saving Abel to now being a solo rock sensation has been nothing short of spectacular. After leaving Saving Abel, Scotty’s solo career saw him touring over 30 states. His rendition of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” is proof of his undying spirit, as it ranked #23 on the Billboard Indicator chart and #13 on the foundation charts. He’s been the headline act at major biker rallies, including Thunder in the Hill and Sturgis Bike Rally.

More than just his music, Scotty is passionate about giving back to the community. He’s been a strong supporter of charity events, such as the one in Hillsboro, ND, where proceeds went to the local food pantry, and the notable Duck Duck Jeep Invasion. Such acts cement his reputation not only as a phenomenal artist but as a compassionate human being.

In the ever-evolving world of rock music, Scotty Austin is a beacon of consistency and innovation. His recent single is evidence that his journey is far from over. In fact, it’s a new chapter, with the promise of more soul-stirring rock music for fans worldwide. As the world gears up for more from this rock luminary, one thing is clear: Scotty Austin is here to stay.

Former Saving Abel Lead Singer Scotty Austin Releases New Single “Money” on Black Friday

Rising independent rock star Scotty Austin drops new single “Money” on Black Friday 2022. Produced by multi-platinum producer Malcolm Springer at the House of Blues Studio in Nashville, TN, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, the truth-telling, society-focused single is set to create a massive impact in the industry. “Money” was released by Stryker Records and will be distributed by Ingrooves, a Universal Music Group company pioneering in music distribution, marketing, and technology renowned for assisting labels and business owners in growing their enterprises and making their marks in the music industry. 

Scotty Austin is not the usual rock artist. He has thrilled thousands of audiences in over 30 states on tour. His single, “Rebel Yell,” landed #23 on the Billboard charts and #13 on the foundation charts. The artist has performed in massive events, from big biker rallies like Thunder on the Hill to do a good cause in charity events. Scotty Austin is rocking the world in his own right, all while being a loving father to his two-year-old daughter and amazing autistic son. 

The rock star expresses his soul and emotions as raw as possible in his music. As the former lead singer of Saving Abel, he has earned his right as one of the most promising names in the industry today. Known for his distinct sound paired with his unrivaled work ethic, he has launched hits loved by listeners worldwide and even created celebrated video game soundtracks, including creating scores for Dead Rising with the band Supernova Syndicate. 

Scotty Austin has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Ash Bowers and Jason Aldean’s Broken Bow Records and Stoney Creek Records. He has worked on guitar sessions with musicians from Nashville and eventually became the band leader for the singer-songwriter Jonathan Singleton. He also played lead guitar in Full Devil Jacket for the band’s second album. In addition, the rock star represented Memphis, Tennessee and bagged fourth place in the International Blues Contest during the early 2000s. 

Asked what fueled his desire to create “Money,” the artist shared that it speaks of his sentiments and thoughts on how money works and is allocated by society, more so by those in power. “It’s tongue and cheek; it’s about making fun of the greed in society right now. Big spending by our politicians…like there’s endless money. I pay taxes! It should go to more important things like mental health, drug addiction, and other issues. It’s how I see society right now,” Scotty Austin said. 

A multi-instrumentalist who played his first instrument in kindergarten, Scotty Austin aims to use his talent to amplify the need for artists to play an active role in changing the world and empowering individuals to break glass ceilings and challenge norms that serve selfish interests. The artist has played across the United States and Europe, broadening his vast perspective in composing music. Upon his return to the spotlight after the split of Saving Abel a little over a year ago, the rock star never stopped pursuing his passion for music, providing audiences with unmatched artistry and songwriting.