Gordie Sampson

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).

Hits and Cuts

23 Degrees South Billy Currington 2013

Rodeo Rachel Bradshaw 2013

All Cried Out Kree Harrison May 2013

My Favourite Picture Of You Guy Clark 2013

If I Had Another Heart Randy Rogers Band 2013

I Wish I Could Break Your Heart Cassadee Pope 2013

This Car Cassadee Pope 2013

Bourbon In Kentucky Dierks Bentley 2013

Over You By Now Jana Kramer 2012

Too Good To Be True Eden’s Edge 2012

Leave Love Alone Carrie Underwood Blown Away May 2012 Arista
Great Big Love Rascal Flatts Changed April 2012 Big Machine

Let It Hurt Rascal Flatts Changed April 2012 Big Machine

Paper Heart Stealing Angels Stealing Angels May 2011 Skyville Records

One Last Goodbye Donny & Marie Osmond Donny & Marie May 2011 MPCA

Love Looks Good On You Randy Travis & Kristin Chenoweth Anniversary Celebration June 2011 Warner Bros.

She’s A Wildflower aka Wildflower Lauren Alaina Wildflower October 2011 Mercury

Tupelo Lauren Alaina Wildflower October 2011 Mercury

Storm Warning Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes October 2011 Atlantic

Better In The Long Run Miranda Lambert w/ Blake Shelton Four the Record November 2011 Sony Music

My Favourite Picture of You Jerry Jeff Walker A Tribute to Guy Clark November 2011 Icehouse Music

She’s A Wildflower aka Wildflower Point of Grace No Changin’ Us March 2010 Word Entertainment

Unmistakeable Jo Dee Messina Unmistakeable April 2010 Curb

Damn The Rain Randy Rogers Band Burning The Day August 2010 MCA Nashville

Kiss Goodbye Little Big Town The Reason Why August 2010 Capitol

You’re Not Leaving Me Martina McBride Shine March 2009 RCA/Sony

Davey Jones The Greencards Facination April 2009

That Kinda Beautiful Emerson Drive Believe May 2009 Valory

Someday When I Stop Loving You Carrie Underwood Play On November 2009 Arista Nashville

This Time Carrie Underwood Play On November 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 September 2008 Epic, Columbia Nashville

538 Stars Tara Oram Chasing The Sun October 2008 Open Road/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 March 2007 Big Machine

Get Me Through December Alison Krauss A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection April 2007 Rounder

If I Had Your Name Martina McBride Waking Up Laughing April 2007 RCA

On Any Other Day Bon Jovi Lost Highway June 2007 Island / Mercury

Oh Love Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood 5th Gear June 2007 Arista Nashville

Get Out of This Town Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride October 2007 Arista Nashville

Just A Dream Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride October 2007 Arista Nashville

Words Get In The Way Trace Adkins Dangerous Man August 2006 Capitol

(When) God Made A Woman Keith Urban Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing November 2006 Capitol

Fear of Flying Shelly Fairchild Ride May 2005 Sony Music Distribution

You Or Somebody Like You Keith Urban Days Go By May 2005 Capitol

Paris Faith Hill Fireflies August 2005 Warner Bros.

Hurricane Jane Colin Raye Twenty Years and Change October 2005 Aspirion

Jesus Take The Wheel Carrie Underwood Some Hearts November 2005 Arista Nashville

My Name George Canyon One Good Friend September 2004 Universal South

The Hard Way Keith Urban Be Here September 2004 Capitol

My Heart Beats For Love Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed July 1995 Hollywood Records

King for A Day Crush Face in the Crowd June 1995 Sonic

So Sorry Mama Whitney Duncan Footloose Soundtrack Warner

Film and TV Placements

“Under The Sea” – Finding Nemo soundtrack

“One Last Goodbye” – Richie Sambora, The Banger Sisters

“Fly on the Wall” – The Shield



Almost Beautiful (2011)

For the Few & Far Between (2008)

Sunburn (2004)

Stones (1998)