Gordie Sampson is a whirlwind of musical activity. A Grammy award-winning songwriter, he resides and writes in Nashville where his songs have been covered by Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts – to name just a few. He heads back home to Canada to spend time with family and friends in his beloved Cape Breton during the summer and to perform in the Maritimes, where enthusiastic audiences welcome him, year after year. Despite the rarity of his Canadian concerts, Sampson’s music continues to win awards and garner airplay.
In 2010, Gordie started The Gordie Sampson Songcamp to give young songwriters the opportunity to develop their songwriting skills, build relationships with their peers, and promote learning in pursuit of artistic excellence.
A brilliant writer, an innovative producer, a dynamic on-stage presence, and now a mentor to emerging writers, Gordie’s musical genius and generosity is applauded by audiences and industry players alike.
Awards and Achievements
A Grammy Award, two JUNO Awards, an ASCAP Award, a Nashville Songwriters’ Association Award, a CMA Award, a CCMA Award, 14 ECMA Awards! – these are only a few kudos racked up by Cape Breton’s, Gordie Sampson. Gordie has written and had his material recorded by Carrie Underwood (#1 Billboard Hit – “Jesus Take The Wheel”, “Just A Dream”, “Get Out of This Town”); Emerson Drive (“That Kinda Beautiful”); Trace Adkins (“Words Get In the Way”); Faith Hill (“Paris” – from his CD Sunburn); Keith Urban (“The Hard Way”, “You or Somebody Like You”, “When God Made a Women”); George Canyon (#1 Video Hit “My Name”); Martina McBride (“If I Had Your Name”); Bon Jovi (“Any Other Day”); Great Big Sea (“Walk On The Moon”); produced for Natalie McMaster (“In My Hands”) and Damhnait Doyle (“Davnet”); and still found time to write and produce his own recordings, Stones (1998), Sunburn (2004), For The Few and Far Between (2008), and Almost Beautiful (2011).