Often referred to as, "The Little Lady with the Big Voice," began her career in 1968, by collaborating with Jo Jo Benson to record three consecutive million sellers, "Lover’s Holiday," "Pickin," "Wild Mountain Berries," and "Soulshake." She later gained success as a solo artist by recording with several major record labels. Peggy has toured the US and Europe, playing such venues as the famed Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, The Howard Theater, The Spectrum and the list goes on. After moving to the West coast in the early eighties, Peggy married Robert L. Adams Sr., a successful politician and businessman and thus decided to take a temporary hiatus from her musical career.
In 1990, after a lengthy show biz absence, Peggy was invited to do studio work with the late great Ray Charles. After recording demo material for another female artist, Peggy received another phone call from the "Genius" himself informing her that he could not resist the chemistry that he felt from her strong performance and would like to include the duet, "Back To Love" with her on his "Would You Believe" project. He could not resist calling her a second time to collaborate with him on "If You Give Me Your Heart" on his "Strong Love Affair" project.
Peggy was contently working alongside her husband as a mortician until another phone call in 1996 from the late Jimmy Lewis ignited her phenomenal comeback with the Grammy nominated album, "Help Yourself’, which contained the smash hit "Bill". It was the most controversial, most talked about and most requested song of 1997, prompting interviews with major print media and television shows such as: The Oprah Show, CNN Showbiz Today and Fox Television stations.
Her powerful vocal performance on "Bill", impressed movie producers Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood so much that they included her in the 2003 documentary "Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues" and the 5-Set CD collection of 120 greatest blues renditions of all times. The "Help Yourself’ CD remained on Billboard’s Blue charts for 67 weeks and peaked #1 for 28 weeks on the blues charts, #9 on the R&B charts and #72 on the Pop charts. For the past seven years, Peggy has topped the Billboard Blues chart with every one of her subsequent CD’s, namely, "Contagious", "Undisputed Queen", "Live in Alabama", "Hot & Sassy", and "Busting Loose". She was sought out by movie producer and director, Keith Beauchamp to sing all of the songs on the upcoming release of the Emmett Till documentary. Her live performances are second to none!!!.
Needless to say, Peggy is very grateful for her returned success, but she states that she is most excited about her newly released Inspirational project, "God Can...And He Will". Being a devout believer, Peggy states, "without a shadow of a doubt this project was commissioned and ordained by God and I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I do know who holds tomorrow."
In late 2004 her friend and producer, Jimmy Lewis passed away and within a few short months as 2005 rolled in, Peggy lost her brother who lived in Florida. Immediately after the funeral she received a call from home that her husband had been rushed to he hospital...she rushed home only to find him in critical condition.
He passed away that same evening.
Although coping with her grief and healing daily, Peggy Scott Adams manages to find a way to bring joy and light into the lives of others. With them in her heart she cherishes the fond memories of those she lost and is taking each day in stride and moving forward with her career. Peggy is now preparing for her dynamite return to the music scene and is currently collaborating with producers in preparation for her new album in addition to making guest appearances across country.
"The Little Lady with the Big Voice" is back on the scene again, bigger and better than ever.