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Credits

A brilliant writer, an innovative producer/director, and a dynamic on-stage presence … Gordie’s musical genius is applauded by audiences and industry players alike.

A Grammy, two Juno’s, an ASCAP Award, a Nashville Songwriters’ Association Award, a CMA Award, a CCMA Award, fourteen 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 Atkins (“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) and his latest project, “For The Few and Far Between” (2008).

Gordie’s third solo release, “For The Few And Far Between” was nominated for a 2009 Juno Award and was the recipient of two East Coast Music Awards for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Single of the Year’. With a track record of turning powerful emotions into moving melodies, Gordie offers a fresh collection of songs on “For The Few And Far Between”, and so begins another chapter in the history of this great Canadian songwriter.

Hits & Cuts

(Some titles include links to iTunes to preview or buy the songs.)

TITLE ARTIST ALBUM TITLE RELEASE DATE LABEL
Get Me Through December Alison Krauss A Hundred Miles Or More:  A Collection April 3, 2007 Rounder
All Cried Out Kree Harrison 2nd place American Idol, first single May 16, 2013 Independent
On Any Other Day Bon Jovi Lost Highway June 8, 2007 Island / Mercury
Oh Love Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood 5th Gear June 19, 2007 Arista Nashville
Get Out of This Town Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride October 22, 2007 Arista Nashville
Jesus Take The Wheel Carrie Underwood Some Hearts November 15, 2005 Arista Nashville
Just A Dream Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride October 22, 2007 Arista Nashville
Someday When I Stop Loving You Carrie Underwood Play On November 2, 2009 Arista Nashville
This Time Carrie Underwood Play On November 2, 2009 Arista Nashville
Leave Love Alone Carrie Underwood Blown Away May 1st, 2012 Arista Nashville
Hurricane Jane Colin Raye Twenty Years and Change October 25, 2005 Aspirion
One Last Goodbye Donny & Marie Osmond Donny & Marie May 3, 2011 MPCA
That Kinda Beautiful Emerson Drive Believe May 5, 2009 Valory
Paris Faith Hill Fireflies August 2, 2005 Warner Bros.
My Name George Canyon One Good Friend September 28, 2004 Universal South
Measure of a Man Jack Ingram This Is It March 27, 2007 Big Machine
Might As Well Be Making Love Jessica Simpson Do You Know September 9, 2008 Epic, Columbia Nashville
The Hard Way Keith Urban Be Here September 21, 2004 Capitol
(When) God Made A Woman Keith Urban Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing November 7, 2006 Capitol
You Or Somebody Like You Keith Urban Days Go By May 20, 2005 Capitol
She’s A Wildflower aka Wildflower Lauren Alaina Wildflower October 11, 2011 Mercury
Tupelo Lauren Alaina Wildflower October 11, 2011 Mercury
Kiss Goodbye Little Big Town The Reason Why August 24, 2010 Capitol
If I Had Your Name Martina McBride Waking Up Laughing April 3, 2007 RCA
You’re Not Leaving Me Martina McBride Shine March 24, 2009 RCA/Sony
Better In The Long Run Miranda Lambert w/ Blake Shelton Four the Record November 1, 2011 Sony Music
She’s A Wildflower aka Wildflower Point of Grace No Changin’ Us March 2, 2010 Word Entertainment
Damn The Rain Randy Rogers Band Burning The Day August 24, 2010 MCA Nashville
Love Looks Good On You Randy Travis & Kristin Chenoweth Anniversary Celebration June 6, 2011 Warner Bros.
Great Big Love Rascal Flatts Changed April 3, 2012 Big Machine
Let It Hurt Rascal Flatts
Changed
April 3, 2012 Big Machine
Fear of Flying Shelly Fairchild Ride May 3, 2005 Sony Music Distribution
Paper Heart Stealing Angels Stealing Angels May 1, 2011 Skyville Records
538 Stars Tara Oram Chasing The Sun October 7, 2008 Open Road
Davey Jones The Greencards Facination April 21, 2009 Sugar Hill Records
Words Get In The Way Trace Adkins Dangerous Man August 15, 2006 Capitol
So Sorry Mama Whitney Duncan Footloose Soundtrack Warner
My Heart Beats For Love Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed July 2, 1905 Hollywood Records
Too Good To Be True Julianne Hough Julianne Hough 2008 Mercury
That’s What The Night Is For Julianne Hough Julianne Hough 2008 Mercury
All I Wanted Was A Slow Dance Julianne Hough Julianne Hough 2008 Mercury
When I Said I Would Whitney Duncan Whitney Duncan 2007 Warner
Open Road Whitney Duncan Whitney Duncan 2007 Warner
Storm Warning Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes October 11, 2011 Atlantic
Ain’t No Good Without My Man Caitlyn Smith
Unmistakeable Jo Dee Messina Unmistakeable April 27, 2010 Curb
My Favourite Picture of You Jerry Jeff Walker This One’s For Him:  A Tribute to Guy Clark November 8, 2011 Icehouse Music
King for A Day Crush Face in the Crowd June 25, 1905 Sonic

Film/TV Placements:

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