How Does He Do It?… with Scooter Brown

Twice a month we interview Dads in our “How Does He Do It?” feature. If interested in participating please reach out on Facebook or Instagram.

We are excited to introduce you to Scooter Brown of the Scooter Brown Band. After four years and three months, two tours overseas with one tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scooter traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. Scooter Brown Band was formed and began playing mainly in and around Houston, Texas. They have toured North America and opened for some of their biggest influences including Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Lee Roy Parnell and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. With two of the members having served in the military, they dedicate significant time doing work for Veteran Support Organizations like Base Camp 40 – Warriors in the Wild, Lone Survivor Foundation, and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. BScooter was featured as a finalist on USA Network’s “Real Country” in 2018 and was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards presented by iHeartRadio. In July 2019 they made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage, introduced by fellow road warrior, Opry-member Charlie Daniels. The band has continued a rigorous touring schedule while writing with some of the biggest songwriters in Nashville and recording new music set to release in 2020.

Are you an urban or suburban dad, where do you live?

I live in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.

Tell us about your children?

I have 4 children. Three girls and a boy. 14, 12, 8 and 6 years old. Our two youngest are adopted.

Tell us about your typical weekday?

Well, it really depends day to day. I’m a touring country music recording artist and absolutely depend on my wife for a lot when I’m gone. When I’m home, I get up with my wife at 6 am. while she gets the kids up and dressed, I make the coffee and cook breakfast for everyone. Usually pancakes or omelets. It’s nice that all of the kids are in school, well, our oldest is home schooled. We pull the kids out when they get into jr. high school for homeschooling co-op. With the littles still in school, it opens the day up to get work done, meetings and house chores. When the kids get home, we do homework, dinner and maybe watch a movie before bed.

Scooter Brown and his family

Do you have help?

No outside help, just my wife and I. Of course, we’ve surrounded ourselves with amazing friends who are always will to help if need be. And we are happy to help them as well.

Who cooks dinner?

If we don’t want it out of a box, then I’m cooking. haha. I actually really enjoy cooking. It’s almost therapeutic for me. I think the kids miss that the most when I’m out of town.

How often do you have date nights?

Now that our oldest is old enough and responsible enough to babysit, we have a lot more date nights than we used to. We try to do something 2 or 3 times a week. Even if it’s small. It’s so important to have that time together.

What clothing lines or stores do you like to purchase for your children?

I do ZERO shopping for the kids. haha. That’s my wife. But you can pretty much find her at Target or Ross…

Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit in it?

I do. I love working out. My goal is to go as soon as the kids get on the bus. That way, I can knock it out and still be able to go to meeting, writing appointments and all that good stuff. It’s good for the mind as well.

What is your favourite Christmas/Hanukkah gift that you have received as an adult?

I truly just enjoy being around my family and watching the kids. That’s the best gift I could ask for.

What are you currently watching?

I don’t watch a lot of TV. I’ll binge watch a couple shows a year or so. I just finished up with Vikings. Loved it. Also, really like SEE on Apple TV as well.

Thank you to Scooter Brown for taking time out of his day to let us know “How He Does It.”

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