Devin Scillian & Arizona Son

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Devin Scillian & Arizona Son
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Background Information

Origin

Detroit

Genre

Country, Western, Folk

Years Active

1997 - Present

Record Label

SCI

Members

Devin Scillian
Donnie Burton
Mike Powell
Joe Osborn
JR Rickard
John Galvin
Al Carmichael

Website

devinscillian.com

About

Devin Scillian & Arizona Son is a country western band, Most people know Devin for being the evening news anchor on WDIV-TV Channel 4 in Detroit. Devin Scillian & Arizona Son play all over the Metro Detroit area and are a staple on the outdoor summer concert circuit. Winner of the prestigious Detroit Music Award for Best Country Performer, Devin Scillian and his band Arizona Son have been entertaining audiences for a decade. Their music runs the gamut from traditional country to bluegrass to southern rock. Devin's original songs have led to three albums.

Biography

Devin Scillian

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Equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your iTunes. School children, teachers and parents know him as the writer behind the the recent memoirs series including Memoirs of a Goldfish, winner of the Wanda Gag Award as the nation's best read aloud book. Television viewers in Michigan and Ontario know him as their evening news anchor on WDIV-TV, NBC in Detroit. And music lovers know him as the winner of the prestigious Detroit Music Award for Best Country Performer.

Devin is the author of 17 children’s books. His book A is for America became a national bestseller that even found its way beneath the White House Christmas tree. In 2004, First Lady Laura Bush invited him to read at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. His book, Memoirs of a Goldfish” was chosen as the Michigan Reads book, and has won a slew of children's choice awards
including New York, Maryland and New Hampshire. His other books include Fibblestax, Cosmo’s Moon, and H Is For Honor. His newest title is Memoirs of a Parrot.

Devin joined WDIV-TV in August, 1995 as a reporter and moved into the anchor position in 1996. He’s been honored for his work both at home and abroad. His assignments have taken him from the Forbidden City in Beijing to St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, from the Red Sea to Moscow, from Jerusalem to Siberia. His well-worn passport has taken him to six Olympiads. Three times he has won the Edward R. Murrow Award, one of the highest honors in broadcast journalism. After graduating from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in 1985, Devin began his career at WIBW-TV in Topeka. His job path took him to WAND in Decatur, Illinois, KLTV in Tyler, Texas, and KFOR in Oklahoma City where his around the clock coverage of the bombing at the Murrah Federal Building in 1995 helped the station win a Peabody Award. Nurturing a long love of politics, he created Flashpoint which quickly became required viewing for those in the know in both Oklahoma City and now in Detroit. Flashpoint is a weekly community affairs program on WDIV Local 4 featuring the latest news on Detroit, Michigan politics, community affairs, and more.

An accomplished musician and songwriter, Devin has released four albums of his original songs. He and his band Arizona Son make frequent appearances on the summer concert circuit. He’s opened for the likes of Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, and LeAnn Rimes.

He has played a journalist in several films including “The Double” starring Richard Gere and Topher Grace, and “Scream 4” directed by Wes Craven. Fans of The Ellen Show will recognize Devin from his special reports on everything from Facebook postings to the parking habits of SUV drivers.


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