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Scott Faragher started in the music business right out of college as an agent for the newly formed Nova Agency in 1973. Within six months this company which consisted of two other agents, was the exclusive agency for Dr. Hook, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings,Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser, and David Alan Coe just as the `Outlaw' phase of country music was beginning. After that company dissolved he worked at the Lavender-Blake Agency for two years, the exclusive agency representing George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Ray Price, Johnny Rodriguez, The Statler Brothers, Barbara Mandrell, and others. When that company dissolved he moved to Dick Blake International, as one of four agents with exclusive representation of Barbara Mandrell, The Statler Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Don Williams, Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard, Brenda Lee, and others. While there he set up the Marlboro Tour, the most successful and longest running and most financially successful corporate tour of the 1980s. When Dick Blake died in 1983, Scott became the president of In Concert International, the exclusive agency for Mickey Gilley, Johnny Rodriguez, Ronnie Milsap, Brenda Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Lou Rawls, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, Fats Domino, Gene Wayson, Charly McClain, as well as several top Jamaican reggae acts, as well as manager for Billy Ray Cyrus. After nearly 20 years at the top he was burned out and wanted to do something else. His first book, `Music City Babylon' (1992) chronicled his wild life behind the scenes. As a result of its success he appeared on the `Joan Rivers Show', PBS `Word On Words', `Entertainment Tonight,' etc. He has been reviewed by everyone from Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly, to the Houston Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune. Since then he has performed his literary apprenticeship, writing about subjects which interest him.