“80 Miles To Nashville” is a great album, full of country music in all of it’s 12 tracks. It’s author / performer is Scott Dawson, and this is his 3rd album, having already published “Dedicated Man” in 2004 and “Many Years From Now” in 2009. Nashville, the country music capital, is only 80 miles away, and Scott is preparing to arrive there, full of enthusiasm, with a very traditional rich sound, with fiddle and steel guitar. A perfect sound for a voice made for country music, seeing that George Strait and Alan Jackson were role models for him. As I was saying at the beginning of this review, the tracks in “80 Miles To Nashville” are undeniably country, all written by Dawson himself, who chose New Fidelity Studios in Cincinnati to record this project, making use of excellent musicians like Tim Lusby on steel, Harold Kennedy on guitars and Paul Patterson on fiddle, mandolin and banjo. Of course, this is personal preference, but among the 12 tracks on this Cd, I particularly like “I Can’t Hold Your Memory”, a true broken-heart song, the title track “80 Miles To Nashville”, “Roll Call at Five”, “Bittersweet Saturday” and “Don’t Play that Game”. There are only 80 miles to Nashville, Scott Dawson sings, and Music City is ready to welcome him, perhaps accompanying him on the stage of the Opry, where true country music is appreciated. “As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a songwriting recording artist ..” (Gianluca Sitta)