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Gordie Sampson / Press

“Gordie Sampson lends a hand to Habitat for Humanity — Singer-songwriter jambs with volunteers in Glace Bay - For Habitat for Humanity volunteers Wednesday, having a celebrity join in on a project was like music to their ears. Singer-songwriter Gordie Sampson worked alongside volunteers at a Habitat for Humanity renovation project on half a former Dominion Coal company house on Mechanic Street. “He is a supporter of Habitat and he wanted to help us physically and also draw people in and bring some awareness,” said Joyce Rankin, the Cape Breton manager for Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia. Sampson, a native of Big Pond who lives in Nashville, credited Bon Jovi for his interest in Habitat for Humanity. A couple of years ago, he wrote a song with Bon Jovi for the band’s record. .. read more.... http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2012-07-18/article-3034385/Gordie-Sampson-lends-a-hand-to-Habitat-for-Humanity-Singersongwriter-jambs-with-volunteers-in-Glace-Bay/1”

“Atlantic Seabreeze: Gordie Sampson-CD-Almost Beautiful-In Review - Gordie Sampson, siniger/songwriter and Juno Winner, from Cape Breton has been nominated for 2 ECMA 2012 Music Awards for this 2011 release, ALMOST BEAUTIFUL. Nominations were for Country Recording and Solo Recording of the Year. Gordie is known as one of the top songwriters in Canada. The song he co-wrote entitled Jesus Takes The Wheel, sang by Carrie Underwood was a top winner, placed Gordie on the top pedestal of song writing. This song was a Grammy winner, also many other nominations and Awards for his outstanding writings. This album, Almost Beautiful, is Gordie's 4th album, and contains many brilliant co-written songs, 11 songs in all. Gordie produced the album. Atlantic Seabreeze gives this album good ratings on its rating list especially his writings and we should see him in future award nominations for this CD....read more... http://www.atlanticseabreeze.com/ItemOne.asp?ID=4252”

““Over the years, we’ve had everyone from up-and-comers to established people. It’s kinda neat. For instance, Gordie Sampson, we used to have his solo projects on the show when he was releasing those and now he’s still on the show, after winning a Grammy and going to Nashville,” he said. ..read more.... http://www.capebretonpost.com/Arts/Entertainment/2012-01-25/article-2874177/%26lsquoThere%26rsquos-not-really-another-show-like-it%26rsquo/1”

“. . . Paris. She (Faith Hill) says it’s one of her favorite songs she’s ever heard”

CMT interview – Faith Hill

“Sunburn is living proof the singer-songwriter craft is still going strong.”

Toronto Sun

“This guy could be the next breakout talent from the Maritimes.””

Toronto Sun

“gordie sampson…already a classic …just waiting to age….the secret is out ”

98.9 XFM

““Sunburn” has an infectious rhythm and killer changes … ”

Vancouver Province

“heralded by a number of people in the industry and in the music press as this region’s next major star. The long- awaited second album called Sunburn, from start to finish is a remarkable piece of work, a skillfully crafted collection of material ripe with potential singles.””

The Guardian

“. . . one of my favourite Canadian singer-songers. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s Gordie Sampson has 2 solo cds that should be added to any music lovers library. . ..”

George Canyon

“Sunburn is packed with sonic sophistication and high art metaphors. ”

The Coast
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