CMA Fest

Walking back to music row yesterday I started smiling. I looked back over my shoulder to Nashville as I was walking up the hill. All the tourists, sunburnt and exhausted, but excited to be here. I thought back to 2008, the first time my parents took me and my sister over here. 

For years I had been collecting CDs of my favorite artists. I’d order them online and had to wait several weeks for them to come in. They were my treasures. And then to finally get to set foot in THE city of country music was a dream come true. We weren’t even allowed in the bars yet, but we’d listen from outside to the bands playing.



And then here I am today, working for cmt, living just a few hours from this great city, walking back to where I’m staying on music row. I would’ve never believed it if you’d told me that back in 2008. I might not be a big star like I want to be but at least I’m dating one 😉 



This week I worked for the broken skull challenge for the cmt show. It was an obstacle course and of course I had to try it too! I made it up the rope woop woop! 





Guess my yoga has paid off! Next to us was the stage where artist had interviews and played songs. Little big town, Keith urban, Darius Rucker, the oak ridge boys, Chris young , kellie pickler and Jo Dee Messina were some of the line up. Jo Dee Messina is one of my all time facorites! Can’t wait to listen to her new album. She was extremely interactive with the crowd and very funny. Some dude asked her to play “I hope you dance,” by Lee Ann Womack. Not even her song! She was a good sport about it, got out her iPhone to find the lyrics and sang the song without missing a note. 

Very much enjoyed this Cma week! Now home to my own country star and little puppies 😘 

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I’ll be back! (To visit)

Sup y’all!!

Just wanted to share about my shows this last weekend. Both were so fun!! I played at Corky’s in Odessa on friday. There was such an awesome crowd. I really had a great time playing. Since I’m gonna be moving I’d been working on some new songs that seemed to be appreciated. AND! I was on the Marque! So cool 😀

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The next day, Saturday  I had a gig in Snyder, TX. Everyone I knew there came out, and it felt like old times. We used to all Jam at the belle and me and Zane Green and Eric Deleon would open for the bands. It feels so good to see how we’re all still fighting for our dream. This time in Snyder I played at an awesome little bar called the Buffalo room. I was a little nervous in the beginning, cause I wanted all my friends there to just absolutely love the show. It meant a lot to me that everyone showed up.
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Now it’s time to pack up! Only a few more days and we’ll be moving.  I’m so excited for this new beginning. Of course I will make trips back to see my Texas family 🙂

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Oh yeah and don’t forget to get my album on iTunes!!!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sam-from-amsterdam/id600085914

Much Love,
Sam