2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest
2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Finalist!
On October 20th Carter joined 11 other amazing and talented singer songwriters in NYC on Saturday to compete in the finals at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Last year the contest had over 2000 entries! http://www.newsong-music.com/newsletter/2012/092812_GENERALROUNDFINALISTS_ANNCD.html
The NW Arkansas Music Awards!
2012 WINNER "Best Female Singer-Songwriter"
"Best Female Singer-Songwriter"
"Best New Artist"
"Album of the Year"
Carter Sampson's third studio album "Mockingbird Sing" released 11-11-11!
In May 2011 singer-songwriter Carter Sampson put a call out to her fans to help her release a new record. Carter joined with www.kickstarter.com to offer backers "rewards" to fund the new cd. In 30 days, 90 people from around the world raised over $6,000 to allow the singer to record her new album. Carter teamed up with her bass player and recording engineer Chris Moore at East Hall Studios in Fayetteville, AR to record on an analog reel to reel tape recorder. This "old school" style of recording gives "Mockingbird Sing" a clarity and real sound not captured by digital recording devices. Eleven of the twelve tracks on the new CD were written by Carter Sampson and arranged by Carter and her band The County Seat (Caleb Rose-electric guitar, Jared Dunn-drums, Chris Moore-bass). The other track, John Hardy, is one of Sampson’s favorite traditional songs previously recorded by artist such as, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and The Carter Family. “Mockingbird Sing” was released 11-11-11 and is for sale at www.cartersampson.bandcamp.com and on www.cdbaby.com and iTunes.
Check out Carter Sampson on tour!