Sam began his career as a radio broadcaster, commercial spokesperson, actor, and print ad model in Florida, later moving to Nashville after winning best male vocalist in a talent search. Among the celebrity judges was country music legend Loretta Lynn who invited Sam To Nashville to sing on WSM’s nationally broadcast Midnight Jamboree, encouraging him to pursue a career in music & entertainment. The Loretta Lynn media organization later placed Sam in the position of creative director for Coal Miners Music publishing.
Sam Durrence sang the theme song for independent Hollywood film “Steel Arena”, followed by an acting role in a CBs late night movie titled “UFO Target Earth”. He teamed up with British Rock musician Michael Steuart and purchased Audio Dimensions Studios In Memphis.
Sam made a license agreement with RCA Canada, leading to three Juno awards for his productions, a half dozen top 10 charted songs, several music videos, numerous television appearances, including special guest hosting on TNN network and guest acting roles in Canadian TV dramas.
Looking Back Over The Years...
HHaving worked with Sam nearly 15 years earlier in Nashville on a country music project, hearing his
voice on the phone in early 2016 was a welcome surprise. “Older now but still running against the
wind,” as Sam often says our conversation quickly moved to children, things that matter and all that
doesn't. Agreeing that the Gospel of Jesus is the only way to live (and to die) Sam talked of “one day”
– you know that some day we talk of, doing something that just doesn't seem really possible at the
time- of recording some gospel songs. In 2017, Sam's “one day” came to life in Nashville again,
recording a song titled “Totally Lost”. When Sam's voice came through the speakers I heard a different
man, one that had been broken, one that is being restored. An artist records what he wants people to
hear, and Sam wanted people to know he's totally lost in Jesus -- still Sam, at times still running against
the wind but living for a cause greater than himself and finding out life is much sweeter serving others
than serving oneself. Enjoy my friend Sam's music, hear his heart, hear his message of redemption, conviction & wisdom as taught in the gospel of Christ .