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Deborah Millikan Scott
Deborah Millikan Scott has more than 25 years experience with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. She is skilled in Event development and Management, Marketing and Brand development with a knack for creating awareness through Live Productions.
Deborah began her career designing, planning and producing corporate events in the Atlanta market. The fundraising began with the USO and led to planning a parade and rally for our troops, commemorating ‘Operation Desert Storm’. The size and scope of the event created such a buzz that Georgia Tech contacted Deborah with a request to bring the Clayton County event to Bobby Dodd Stadium because the coveted entertainers and speakers had already been pre-booked by Millikan.
President George H. Bush formally acknowledged the event by sending a letter from the White House to the Clayton County Parade of Patriots including Deborah's name in the message. Millikan acquired sponsorship for the filming of the event and sent videos to soldiers that remained in Kuwait.
Millikan continued to develop, market and manage large productions such as concerts and festivals as well as manage and book recording artists. Deborah credits her mentor Merle Kilgore (Hank Williams Jr's manager) for helping her navigate the industry waters.
Maintaining a passion for community involvement, Millikan was selected by the President of Chick-fil-A, Jimmy Collins, to serve as Director of Development for a private school in Georgia. Deborah was tasked with creating a capital campaign that raised millions of dollars to build a school for children diagnosed as ADD or ADHD. A recent letter from the retired president of Chick-fil-A pointed out to Millikan that she "took them where they needed to go," and because of this a much larger number of children have received the help they needed. The campaign was a huge success and the beautiful facility was built in Fairburn, Georgia.
Community involvement has brought Deborah into the areas of tourism and history. She is the administrator and director of marketing for the Bechtler Heritage Center and the Bechtler Mint Historic Park in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Millikan is expanding and leading the North Carolina Gold Trail membership, a historical destination trail made up of six counties but will eventually connect all 33 counties in North Carolina that share a gold history. Millikan also manages the Official North Carolina Gold Festival held annually in Old Fort, North Carolina.
Deborah is the CEO of the Debrick Media Group which consists of Debrick Publishing, Debrick Records, Debrick Music.
Millikan-Scott is also a songwriter and the Artist Manager for Rick Scott, the label's primary artist and songwriter.
Debrick Media Group
Publishing, Licensing, Song Placement, Sync License, Film, Radio, and TV , Distribution. Media, Print and more.
Multi-Platinum and Award-Winning Songwriter, Rick Scott has more than 30 million units in sales and more than 40 years in the business.
At age 16, already a seasoned musician and published songwriter. Rick came on board as the drummer for a band called Wildcountry, the band that would become known as the Super Group, Alabama.
That name was mutually decided upon by Owen, Cook, Gentry and Scott. As Wildcountry, they released their very first single “I Wanna Be With You Tonight” under the GRT Label. This was their first Billboard Charted Single. As Wildcountry they also released an album titled “Deuces Wild” the four band members are shown sitting around a table. This was released under the LSI Label. Scott remained with the band for almost 5 years during which time the band’s iconic sound was developed. Scott worked alongside Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry writing songs, recording, harmonizing and playing drums on the band’s first 3 albums. These first three albums included many of their iconic hits all of which RCA released without rerecording.
That first album was released in 1980, “My Home’s in Alabama” included the massive number one song, “Why Lady Why” co-written by Rick Scott. Scott was the only person outside the three cousins that was actually ever a member of the band. When Scott left the band, the remaining members decided that every musician that played with them, including Mark Herndon would be a hired musician and not an official band member. Scott stayed on long enough to work with Mark and train him in their style.
That first album is a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Certified 6 Multi-Platinum project and Alabama went on to be named the RIAA Country Super Group of the 20th Century. “Why Lady Why” has been released on numerous albums and recorded by many other artists over the last few decades and remains in the top 100 all-time greatest country songs ever recorded. Alabama has sold 78 million albums and has had 43 number one hits.
Rick recently received two Awards; one for his Johnny Cash recording of the self-penned tune “Tennessee”, on the album “Out Among the Stars” (2014 Release by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music). The album debuted at Number One World-Wide on the Top Country Album and Americana Charts.
The song, “Tennessee” was the featured background of a successful advertising campaign by Southwest Airlines.
The second Award was for his Johnny Cash recording of “When I’m Gray”, Rick’s contribution on “The Legend” Boxed Set earned him a Certified Gold Album. Released in 2005 by Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, it is one of the few multi-discs sets that contain songs recorded throughout Cash’s entire career. The set won a Grammy Award for Best Boxed Set
Rick Scott’s association with Johnny Cash was highlighted in the book:
“Johnny Cash: Redemption of an American Icon” by Authors, Greg Laurie and Marshall Terrill, released August 2019. A documentary based on the book will be released in theaters in the latter part of 2020 and is produced by the Erwin Brothers, the filmmakers of “If I Can Only Imagine” Rick Scott was interviewed and filmed performing “When I’m Gray” for the documentary.
Rick Scott has devoted his entire life to his musical roots as the creative force behind many hits for many artists including Alabama, Earl Thomas Conley, Vern Gosdin and David Allan Coe as road drummer, Ed Bruce as songwriter and publisher. For Chris Cummings, an Award-winning artist, Rick was record producer and songwriter at Warner Bros, Nashville, working with Jim Ed Norman (CEO of Warner Bros Records Nashville). Jim Ed Norman is currently CEO of Curb Records and the President of Word Christian Label, both subsidiaries of Warner Bros.
‘Thorns the Album’ released in 2020 is Scott’s first Spiritual based project after noted success in the mainstream. Rick Scott has been through some harrowing events in his life but is shining now through gratefulness and fullness of heart being delivered through God’s love and forgiveness. As Rick knows, “everyone has their story” and his story is about delivering the message that “God is Merciful” and has continued to bless him in so many ways “including the union of marriage to my wonderful wife, Deborah” as Scott continues, “Through all the trials and errors along the way, our story as a couple…how we met, and looking back just realizing God kept bringing us onto the same paths, around the same people, sometimes in the same room at the exact same time…...but we never met until 2018! It was all in God’s time. " Rick incorporated the talent of his wife in the making of ‘Thorns the Album’ which is the first of three storytelling albums that takes the listener from the birth of Jesus through to the crucifixion and beyond. Scott is set to perform the “Thorns Album LIVE” and share his testimony at churches and organizations beginning in the Southeast Fall 2021.