Carter Sampson is an Oklahoma born and raised, award winning singer songwriter. She tours nationally and internationally playing both solo and with her trio & band. Sampson won 1st place in the Chris Austin Song Contest at Merlefest and was a top 5 finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest. Sampson’s 2016 release Wilder Side received international attention and was No. 3 on the Euro Americana year end chart for 2016.
Since then, she released “Lucky” (2018), an album that elicits such praise as: “Lucky proves that there is plenty of ground to cover even when the terrain is smooth. It also proves that Sampson is in it for the long haul and deserves all the success that will continue to come her way.” from nodepression.com
Sampson followed that release with a 5 track EP in 2019 titled “Trio” recorded with fellow Okies, Kyle Reid and Jason Scott. The songs are stripped down and presented with different textures, courtesy of her multi-instrumentalist accompaniment, but Carter’s vocals are still front-and-center, while her heartfelt, genuine stories still propel the music.
Then, in 2020 she released a single titled “There’s Always Next Year”. “Hallelujah there’s always next year” brings a hopeful perspective coming out of a tough year for everyone.
Carter is the founder and director of The Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls OKC, a nonprofit volunteer run organization that empowers girls through music education.
AMERICAN ROOTS UK:
“Add her high quality song writing and gorgeous vocals and she is no longer a promising country singer songwriter but one who can now be talked about as being one of the very best around. If ‘Wilder side’ sowed the seeds this tremendous album brings that talent into full bloom.” –americanrootsuk.com
“Like Oklahoma’s musical reputation, Sampson’s star is rising too.” -Elmore Magazine
TEXAS MUSIC PICKERS
“Most notable about the collection is how you don’t just hear her Sampson, you also feel her presence in every song: her emotions, her feelings, her strength, her doubts and her message. Nothing is hidden or overly complicated. It’s all out there to see, feel, take in, empathize with, resonate with, and embrace…and I can’t get enough of it!” texasmusicpickers.com