#25 - Scott Borchetta

How does a rebellious teen in a punk-y band in Hollywood and part-time semi-pro race car driver become one of the most powerful people in the music industry based in Nashville...? Scott Borchetta's story is one of drive, passion and (eerily quiet) intensity. From being on stage and on tour playing bass guitar to being behind the scenes helping to build country artists' careers he is now back in the spotlight as the man who was instrumental in launching the juggernaut that is Taylor Swift and, currently, the Season XIV mentor on American Idol. And if you think AI got intense this week - wait 'til you hear what Scott wants from the contestants now! Tough, passionate, confident and super smart, here's some insight into a powerful player in entertainment. Enjoy! -LM

Like you don't already know, you can watch American Idol Wednesday nights on FOX-TV. Watch the two-night finale on May 12-13, 2015. More here. And learn more about the Big Machine Label Group here.

Follow Scott on Twitter here; @scottborchetta