She’s as ‘what you see is what you get’ as they come, with music to match.
Sammy White has been ‘turning lemons into lemonade’ with her songwriting style since she was 12. A mixture of home truths and contemporary country embellished from traditional roots is at the heart of White’s sound.
This was unmistakeable in Drowning My Sorrows, the first single release from White in2019. But it was I Can’t Outrun You, the followup track, and second release from debut album Undone, that made heads turn and gain recognition on National Country Radio Airplay charts. The songs have kept flowing for White, including 2021 release, Running Away Tonight - which earned Sammy a nomination for New Talent Of The Year in the 2022 Toyota 50th Golden Guitar Awards.
White dialled in partner and fellow country music artist, Brad Cox for their 2022 release, Love On The Line. Like love on the telephone line, the song came about during the peak of the pandemic, when Brad left to work for planting season. The duet captured industry attention and earned Sammy a finalist position in the Country Category at the 2023 QMusicAwards.
Sammy’s latest singles including, Country As Cow Shit, Diamonds and Dolly, You Sound Like Me and Friends With The Bottle are produced by ARIA and Golden Guitar winning producer, Matt Fell, and will feature on Sammy’s anticipated second album, DIRTY LAUNDRY, released May 2023.
Despite the challenges of COVID19, the 2020 Toyota Star Maker Winner remained determined to make the most out of her bedazzled crown and supported a 33 date sold out tour from Cairns to Canberra with Brad Cox. White backed this up with another 28 dates on Cox’s recent regional What Brought You Back? Tour, playing in towns as far north as Charters Towers, as south as Hobart and west to Adelaide. In a tour review from Music Feed’s ‘Best Australian Live Acts of 2020’, Sammy was described as having one of the“strongest voices in modern Australian country”.
Maybe it’s her roll with the punches attitude? Or maybe it’s all about the music?
Either way, White’s live show is the perfect balance of old fashioned country music storytelling with that modern sound we all know and love.