Gordie Sampson

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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 & Achievements

Grammy Awards
2007 Best Country Song – “Jesus, Take the Wheel”

Juno Awards
2009 Songwriter of The Year – “Davey Jones”
2007 Songwriter of The Year – “Jesus, Take The Wheel”
2005 Songwriter of The Year – “Sunburn”, “Paris” and “You (Or Somebody Like You)”

Country Music Awards
2006 Song of the Year – “Jesus, Take the Wheel”

Nashville Songwriters Association
2006 International Songwriter Achievement Award – “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
2006 International Song of the Year Award – “Jesus, Take The Wheel”

ASCAP Awards
2012 Most Performed Song – “Storm Warning”
2007 Christian Award Top 25 Song – “Jesus, Take The Wheel”
2006 Song of the Year – “Jesus, Take The Wheel”

Academy of Country Music Awards
2006 Single of the Year – “Jesus, Take the Wheel” (Carrie Underwood)

Great American Song Contest
2005 Pop/Contemporary – “Paris”
2005 Pop/Contemporary – “Sunburn”

CCMA Awards
2006 Songwriter of the Year – “Jesus, Take the Wheel” (Carrie Underwood)
2005 Single of the Year – “My Name” (George Canyon)
2005 Song of the Year – “My Name” (George Canyon)
2000 Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration – “Get Me Through December”

ECMA Awards
2012 Country Recording of the Year – Almost Beautiful
2012 Solo Recording of the Year – Almost Beautiful
2007 Single of the Year – “Jesus, Take The Wheel”,
2005 Album of the Year – Sunburn
2005 Male Artist of the Year – Sunburn
2005 Pop Recording of the Year – Sunburn
2005 Songwriter of the Year – “Sunburn”
2004 Songwriter of the Year – “King for a Day” (Crush)
2001 Songwriter of the Year – “Get Me Through December”
2000 Single of the Year – “Sorry”
2000 Video of the Year “Sorry”
2000 Songwriter of the Year – “Sorry”
1999 New Artist of the Year

International Songwriting Competition
2008 Folk Category – “Davey Jones”
2005 Performance Category – “Paris”

Music Nova Scotia Awards
2004 Album of the Year – Sunburn
2004 Male Artist of the Year
2004 Pop/Rock Album of the Year – Sunburn
2004 SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
2003 Producer of the Year
2000 Songwriter of the Year – Stones
2000 Male Artist of the Year
1999 Producer of the Year – In My Hands (Natalie MacMaster)

SOCAN Awards
2006 Most Country Airplay – “My Name”
2006 Outstanding Success Airplay – “Jesus, Take The Wheel”
2002 Most Country Airplay – “Followed Her Around” (Jimmy Rankin)

Canadian Radio Music Awards
2000 Pop Adult Best Solo Artist

John Lennon Songwriting Contest
2000 Pop Category Finalist – “Sorry”

Hits & Cuts

Can’t Say No To You Hayden Panettiere and Chris Carmack The Music of Nashville 2014 Big Machine
Song About A Girl Eric Paslay Eric Paslay 2014 EMI
Good With Wine Eric Paslay Eric Paslay 2014 EMI
It’s Just My Heart Talkin Los Lonely Boys Revelation 2014 BMI
Drink You Up Sarah Davidson Sarah Davidson 2014 Suretone Records
Dream Girl Hunter Hayes “The Best Of Me” soundtrack 2014 Taste of Country
Nothing Like Starting Over Hunter Hayes Storyline 2014 Atlantic
Let There Be Lonely Jonathan Jackson The Music of Nashville 2014 Big Machine
Girl In Your Truck Song Maggie Rose TBA 2014 RPM Entertainment
747 Lady Antebellum 747 2014 Capitol Nashville
You Know You’re Home Tim Hicks 5:01 2014 RGK
I’ll Carry You Home Charley Rose & Zoey Dalton The Music of Nashville: Season 2 2014 Big Machine Records
The Songwriters Willie Nelson band of brothers 2014 Sony Music Entertainment
Noise Radney Foster Everything I should have said 2014 Devil’s River
Talk Myself Outta Fallin’ Radney Foster Everything I should have said 2014 Devil’s River
Boombox 2 Steps Back 2014
Bombshell Ashley Monroe 2014
Falling So Hard Jimmy Rankin Back Road Paradise 2014 Fontana North
Blame It All On You Jimmy Rankin Back Road Paradise 2014 Fontana North
Famous Kelleigh Bannen (TBA) 2014 EMI Records Nashville
It’s Just My Heart Talkin’ Los Lonely Boys Revelation 2014 BMI
Let There Be Lonely Secret Sisters Put Your Needle Down 2014 Republic Records
Drink You Up Sarah Davidson EP 2014 Suretone Records
Famous Kelleigh Bannen Single 2013 EMI
Never Like This Danielle Bradbery Danielle Bradbery 2013 Big Machine
Jesus Take The Wheel Danielle Bradbery Danielle Bradbery 2013 Big Machine
Song About A Girl Eric Paslay Eric Pasley 2013 EMI Records Nashville
Good With Wine Eric Paslay Eric Pasley 2013 EMI Records Nashville
Long Way Round Steven Lee Olsen 2013
I Am What I Am Laura Bell Bundy 2013
Better Than You Will Hoge 2013
Rodeo Rachel Bradshaw 2013
23 Degrees and South Billy Currington We Are Tonight 2013 Mercury Nashville
All Cried Out Kree Harrison Single 2013 19 Recordings
My Favourite Picture Of You Guy Clark My Favorite Picture of You 2013 Dualtone
If I Had Another Heart Randy Rogers Band Trouble 2013 Mca Nashville
I Wish I Could Break Your Heart Cassadee Pope Frame by Frame 2013 Republic Nashville
Bourbon In Kentucky Dierks Bentley Riser 2013 Capitol Nashville
This Car Cassadee Pope Frame By Frame 2013 Republic Nashville
Wherever You Are Tim Chaisson The other side 2012 Bumstead Records
I’ve Seen A Little Alan Doyle Boy on Bridge 2012 Universal
Where The Nightingales Sing Alan Doyle Boy on Bridge 2012 Universal
Over You By Now Jana Kramer Jane Kramer 2012 Elektra
Too Good To Be True Eden’s Edge Eden’s Edge 2012 Big Machine
Leave Love Alone Carrie Underwood Blown Away 2012 Arista
Great Big Love Rascal Flatts Changed 2012 Big Machine
Let It Hurt Rascal Flatts Changed 2012 Big Machine
Paper Heart Stealing Angels Stealing Angels 2011 Skyville Records
One Last Goodbye Donny & Marie Osmond Donny & Marie 2011 MPCA
Love Looks Good On You Randy Travis & Kristin Chenoweth Anniversary Celebration 2011 Warner Bros.
She’s A Wildflower aka Wildflower Lauren Alaina Wildflower 2011 Mercury
Tupelo Lauren Alaina Wildflower 2011 Mercury
Storm Warning Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes 2011 Atlantic
Better In The Long Run Miranda Lambert w/ Blake Shelton Four the Record 2011 Sony Music
My Favourite Picture of You Jerry Jeff Walker A Tribute to Guy Clark 2011 Icehouse Music
She’s A Wildflower aka Wildflower Point of Grace No Changin’ Us 2010 Word Entertainment
So Sorry Mama Whitney Duncan Footloose Soundtrack 2010 Warner
Unmistakeable Jo Dee Messina Unmistakeable 2010 Curb
Damn The Rain Randy Rogers Band Burning The Day 2010 MCA Nashville
Kiss Goodbye Little Big Town The Reason Why 2010 Capitol
You’re Not Leaving Me Martina McBride Shine 2009 RCA/Sony
Davey Jones The Greencards Facination 2009
That Kinda Beautiful Emerson Drive Believe 2009 Valory
Someday When I Stop Loving You Carrie Underwood Play On 2009 Arista Nashville
This Time Carrie Underwood Play On 2009 Arista Nashville
All I Wanted Was A Slow Dance Julianne Hough Julianne Hough 2008 Mercury
Too Good To Be True Julianne Hough Julianne Hough 2008 Mercury
That’s What The Night Is For Julianne Hough Julianne Hough 2008 Mercury
Might As Well Be Making Love Jessica Simpson Do You Know 2008 Epic, Columbia Nashville
538 Stars Tara Oram Chasing The Sun 2008 Sugar Hill Records
When I Said I Would Whitney Duncan Whitney Duncan 2007 Warner
Open Road Whitney Duncan Whitney Duncan 2007 Warner
Measure of a Man Jack Ingram This Is It 2007 Big Machine
Get Me Through December Alison Krauss A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection 2007 Rounder
If I Had Your Name Martina McBride Waking Up Laughing 2007 RCA
On Any Other Day Bon Jovi Lost Highway 2007 Island / Mercury
Oh Love Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood 5th Gear 2007 Arista Nashville
Get Out of This Town Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride 2007 Arista Nashville
Just A Dream Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride 2007 Arista Nashville
Words Get In The Way Trace Adkins Dangerous Man 2006 Capitol
(When) God Made A Woman Keith Urban Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing 2006 Capitol
Fear of Flying Shelly Fairchild Ride 2005 Sony Music Distribution
You Or Somebody Like You Keith Urban Days Go By 2005 Capitol
Paris Faith Hill Fireflies 2005 Warner Bros.
Hurricane Jane Colin Raye Twenty Years and Change 2005 Aspirion
Jesus Take The Wheel Carrie Underwood Some Hearts 2005 Arista Nashville
My Name George Canyon One Good Friend 2004 Universal South
The Hard Way Keith Urban Be Here 2004 Capitol
My Heart Beats For Love Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed 1995 Hollywood Records
King for A Day Crush Face in the Crowd 1995 Sonic

 

 

 

Film & TV Placements

“Under The Sea” – Finding Nemo Soundtrack
“One Last Goodbye” – Richie Sambora, The Banger Sisters
“Fly on the Wall” – The Shield

Discography

Almost Beautiful (2011)
For the Few and Far Between (2008)
Sunburn (2004)
Stones (1998)

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