Samantha Martin - Bio
Samantha has been performing through singing, dancing and acting half of her young life. She has been performing since the age of seven. She has competed in several contests and has taken home honors. Some of them include 2nd runner up (out of 1,000 contestants) in the sing with Shania Twain contest at the Mall of America. Semi-finalist at the Minnesota State Fair Grand Stand both as a soloist and as a duet. 1st place winner in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Talent Contest and 1st place with honors with the American Kids in Branson, Mo. She has performed for audiences numbering in the thousands.
Not only does she enjoy singing, but she is also a songwriter. She has co-written three of the songs on her self titled CD Samantha Jo, These Days, (which won the National Songwriting contest in Nashville) He's always There and Time for Summer.
She has traveled from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Chicago, Illinois, Branson, Missouri, Los Angeles, Calif, Nashville, Tenn and Flandreau, SD to perform at various events. In June 2003 she was televised on the American Music Showcase in Nashville, Tenn,, premiering with one of country's greatest, Hank Cochran.
Her latest journey has taken her to Nashville, 01/04 as a winner of the National Songwriting Contest sponsored by Terri Clark and the Crisis Intervention Center. She was honored on stage at the benefit and was thrilled to sing at the famous Blue Bird Café in Nashville. In October 2004, she performed at "The Legends" in downtown, Nashville.
The first time I heard Sam sing, I remember thinking, "how is such big sound coming out of someone that small". But the only thing small about Samantha Martin is her stature - her voice, presence, and potential are off the hook
Large ! Samantha has the skills and charm to go far in this business. I hope she remembers me someday when she's accepting her Grammy!
Ryan North - Youth Performance Company - Mpls, Mn - Education Director
"You could have heard a pin drop at Samantha's debut performance at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. When she sings you can't take your eyes off her. She shines with that rare combination of great talent, honesty, and stage presence that makes a star."
Bruce Michael Miller - Songwriter - singer - Nashville, Tenn