Scott Stapp, founder and frontman for the popular band Creed, put on a great show for a small but deeply devoted crowd at the Dallas House of Blues Wednesday night. Scott both looks and sounds, just as awesome, if not even more so, as he did the first time that I saw Creed perform at Reunion Arena in 2002. He captivated his fans with well loved hits of Creed such as "With Arms Wide Open", "My Sacrifice", and "Higher", along with songs from his newest solo album, "Proof of Life".
I thought that you might like to learn some interesting facts about Scott Stapp which I discovered from Wikipedia.
Scott Stapp was born as Anthony Scott Flippen. He was later adopted by his stepfather, but when he realized that his new name, Anthony Scott Stapp, would give him the initials ASS, he decided that the name Scott Alan Stapp would be more suitable.
The original name of the band Creed was Naked Toddlers.
Creed released My Own Prison, their debut album, in 1997. This album sold over 6 million copies, with four singles reaching #1 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - "Torn", "What's This Life For", "My Own Prison" and "One".
Stapp was ranked as the 68th greatest heavy metal vocalist of all time by Hit Parader in 2006.
Scott appeared on Carlos Santana's 2010 solo album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, on which he sings a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's song, "Fortunate Son".
Scott Stapp has released two solo albums, The Great Divide in 2005, and Proof of Life in 2013
Stapp is involved in many charitable activities. In 2000 he founded the With Arms Wide Open Foundation, a nonprofit organization "dedicated to helping underprivileged children and families around the world." He has donated over $1,000,000 of his own record sales to support the foundation's worldwide humanitarian efforts. In 2006, Stapp provided over 244,000 meals to local food banks with profits from his solo tour. He also joined several other musical artists in 2010 in an effort which was able to donate over three tons of medical supplies to the earthquake victims in Haiti.
Scott's first child , a son named Jagger, was born in 1997, during his brief marriage to Hillaree Burns. Creed's Grammy award winning song, "With Arms Wide Open", was written when Scott discovered that he was going to be a father.
In 2006, Scott Stapp married Miss New York USA 2004, Jaclyn Nesheiwat. The two met at muscular dystrophy fundraiser. They now make their home in Boca Raton, FL with their children.