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"Head-to-Head Online Voting"

Thursday, March 15, 2007

John Lennon Songwriting Competition Head-to-Head Online Voting Battle

Samantha King and Ted Hewitt the John Lennon Songwriting Session I Grand Prize Winners, are now competing against the Session II Grand Prize Winner in the COUNTRY category.

This is a Head-to-Head ONLINE VOTING BATTLE, so pull out all the stops and collect as many votes as you can. Whoever gets the most votes wins the Overall Country Category.

The GAME is ON! Don't you think?


Voting starts today March 15th and goes to April 6th.

Start the Battle - Help Samantha out by forwarding this to your friends and family.

"Thank You So Much for your vote!" says Samantha - Imac Management Inc.

"Samantha Wins Session I of John Lennon's Songwriting Contest"


For Immediate Release

'The All Overs', written and recorded by Samantha King and Ted Hewitt from Hewitt Music were the Grand Prize Winner for 'Best Country Song' in Session I of the John Lennon's Songwriting Competition.

Samantha is the ONLY CANADIAN winner out of the 12 genre categories. The contest submissions come from around the world with approximately 15,000 to 20,000 entries. So for a win in the 'Country' genre amongst professional and amateur writers is quite a feat.

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest ( is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions -- with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Maxell Song of the Year.

Some of the judges were: D12, Al Jarreau, Bob Weir, Matt Pinfield, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, Columbia artist Lyfe Jennings, Jesse Harris, Teairra Mari, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bacon Brothers, Ken Komisar, Jake Hill are some of the artists that help to judge the contest.

Prize from Session I comes from the Project Studio Equipment from iGuitar, Roland/Edirol and Audio-Technica and Gift Certificates from

In December after Session II, they'll have an online voting competition to see who'll be in the top 12 and the winner of that will receive $20,000.00 and a Mac G15 Computer. Plus a possibility of going on the 'Warped Tour' and PERFORM. Wouldn't that be something for a Country Artist!!!!

Samantha is just so thrilled and wanted to share the news with all of you.

"Thank you so much for all your support!!!!! says Samantha

Clips and online purchases for "The All Overs" can be found on:

Session I Winners List - Maci Music Group

"Samantha Nominated for 2006 CCMA Award"


Country Recording Artist, Samantha King, has received a Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) nomination for "Independent Female Artist of the Year". Presented by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), the 2006 Canadian Country Music Association's Industry Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremonies on Monday September 11, 2006 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

This is Samantha's third CCMA nomination as she was nominated for two consecutive years for The Chevy Trucks Rising Country Star! The CCMA has supported Samantha throughout her career giving her opportunities to showcase her music at the 2003 Canadian Country Music Awards Show, The Songwriters Café, Fan Fair, and has honored her with hosting duties throughout Country Music Week in past years.

"I consider myself a very lucky girl to have so much national support and a wonderful group of people who work endlessly on my behalf. Without my family, friends, fans and all those in the industry who help to keep my music heard, I would not have been honored with a CCMA nomination this year, or any year. Thank you so much to all of you who voted as well, this is such an exciting time!" - says Samantha

Samantha's current single "The All Overs" has charted nationally on Canadian Country Radio and was voted in the Top 100 Canadian Country Songs in 2005 by Country Music News. Samantha also received a CMW 2006 Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for "Best New Group or Solo Artist" for the hit single "The All Overs", which was presented by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB).

Samantha is currently on the road throughout Western Canada, taking in the summer festival circuit, and will be planning on heading back into the studio in late fall to record a new album.

Congratulations to Beverley Mahood, Patricia Conroy, Lisa Hewitt and Diane Chase for their nomination as well for same category of "Independent Female Artist of the Year".

Contact Info:
Imac Management
9303 - 74 Street
Edmonton, AB Canada T6B 2B5
780 440-0892
- Maci Music Group

"Now This is a Kick-off"

Big Valley Jamboree - While the cowgirls in the audience get to daydream about two-stepping with the fresh faced hunks of Hot Apple Pie, the cowboys won’t be left out: Samantha King is also playing tonight.

This young beauty has been a BVJ regular for seven years, and her appeal isn’t just based on looks like some of those other country “queens.” King has got the actual chops to back up her good looks.

- The Edmonton, sun, thursday, August 3, 2006

"King the Queen of Big Valley Jamboree"

Alberta girl a rising start in the local country music scene.

If there was ever someone who could perfectly encapsulate Big Valley Jamboree’s popularity and charm, then that person would probably be Samantha King.

This pretty Alberta girl, with the booming voice laced with the blues, is looking at her seventh year performing at BVJ.

“I love Big Valley,” says King, 21, with such an immense amount of joy and euphoria in her voice, you’d think pure sunlight emanates from her lungs.

“There’s so much to do there. Everything is one big music party with no limits. Everybody is pretty pumped up and it provides for one heck of a show.”

King has practically been born in the spotlight, first performing at the steps of the Alberta Legislative Building at the age of two, writing songs at nine, and performing on stages in her early teens.

When asked who her musical inspirations are, she rattles off the requisite country sirens like Patsy Cline, Martina McBride and… Stevie Ray Vaughn?

“I find that I found out who I am through a lot of voices,” explains King.” “And I consider Stevie’s guitar a voice.”

Cowgirl about town

King was born in Bruce, Alberta, but now makes Edmonton her home. Chances are you’ve seen her around town, as she is known to enthusiastically take part in local charities and numerous city events, as well as holding a two-year run as the now-extinct Klondike Katie.

Her debut album This is Forever was released in 2002 and she was subsequently nominated countless times by the CMA (Canadian Country Music Association). Country music fans have watched her grow in skill each time she performs at BVJ.

“I love the audiences because they are there to hear music and are so into it,” King says about her ever-growing base of fans at BVJ.

New girl on the block

“ A lot of people I work with are older and have a lot more experience,” says King
“For me, I want to fit in with these people. Often I feel like I’m 26 or 30. I want to stay as young as possible.”
King looks forward to catching the “little guys” at the Family Stage at BVJ and spending time with her friends and family. She was eager to catch Gretchen Wilson’s set but unfortunately is off to play another concert in B.C. on Sunday; just another day in her hectic touring schedule

“When I started out I had a dream and no one could tell me I couldn’t do it,” says king, advising other young country stars to remain undeterred from their dreams.
“ I’m just going to keep playing.” You can catch this rising star at the songwriter’s tent this afternoon and the Kick-off Party tonight.

- The Edmonton Sun, Thursday, August 3, 2006

"King will be a Queen in a Fairy Tale Coming True"

Canadian country music singing sensation, Samantha King performed live for two thrilling shows March 24th & 25th at the Grande Hotel. The vibrant entertainer from Edmonton just celebrated her 21st birthday last week and proved that although young in years, she definitely has the god given talent to back up her already long list of accolades and ultimate rise to obvious stardom.

King has already made huge strides in the music industry here in Canada and lately has been rubbing elbows & sharpening her writing skills with Nashville’s elite. Last fall Samantha signed a RCA Nashville recording developmental deal and has been taken under the wing of producer/artist Raul Malo of the Maverick’s where 4 tracks have already been recorded at Ocean Way Studios, one of the premier studios in Nashville. Now with fingers tightly crossed will lead down the road to a very promising career with a label already responsible for launching the careers of country heavy hitters. Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans and Andy Griggs to name a few.

The brunette beauty showcased tunes off her 2002 debuting CD titled “This is Forever” that included a jaw dropping two-steppin’ original written at age 13, I’m Just So Blue’ and introduced the crowd to her hot new radio single, ‘The All Overs’, which indecently, has HIT written all over it!

It has been a couple years since Samantha has performed in the Rimby area after being a huge crowd favourite at our local Harvest Moon Gardens, Country Corn & Music Festival held every August and since has grown into her own, oozing with newfound confidence and WOW…, how about that tough gal attitude and vocal kitten growl? Could she be in the next Texas Tornado? I would say Tanya Tucker would certainly be proud. King’s stage presence could also be compared to the likes of Shania Twain, Michelle Wright or Wynonna, and these are some mighty tall heels to fill.

Samantha proved that she is pretty comfortable on stage singing her own material, but when she grabs hold of an ol’ classic like Hank’s, ‘Your Cheating Heart’ and then like a slap upside the head, does a quick 360 and tackles the 80’s rock group, Traveling Wilbury’s tune, ‘You Got It’, you instantly get that warm fuzzy feeling this entertainer, gets it, and wants it, ooh sooo bad!

Other evening favs that brought out the hairs on the back of the neck to a full ‘King’ salute was her sassy bluesy vocal delivery on Suzanne Gitzi’s ‘The Runaround’ and of course, who can forget her take on the late 60’s pop group, ‘Stone Poneys’ hit that featured a then young & unknown Linda Ronstadt’s on ‘Different Drum’. The beautiful flowing number has fans charging the dance floor, clapping and singing along and at the end, Samantha excitedly announced she had just recorded it for the upcoming album, HMMM, sounds like Hit #2!

Like in most fairy tales, a happy ending is what every little girl longs for, and promises that dreams will surely come true for those that truly believe enough in themselves to make them reality. Samantha has been chosen as a select few Canadian to break into the American recording industry, and this plants the feather deeper into our Canadian country musical hat. It’s been said, “the sky’s the limit”… Luckily for Miss King; the throne for a new future country Queen is really not all that far away.

- The Rimbey Review, April 4, 2006

"Samantha King Releases Next Single"

Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Chevy Truck Rising Star Nominee and Western Canadian Music Association (WCMA) Outstanding Country Album Nominee, Samantha King has signed an RCA Nashville Recording Developmental Deal, RCA Nashville, a unit of BMG Music, has launched the careers of such artists as Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Andy Griggs, Sara Evans, and Bobby Pinson.

Samantha, born in Edmonton and raised in Bruce, is one of a select few Canadians to break into the American country music market to sigh a deal with a major label. Only 20-years-old, Samantha has been touring Western Canada since the release of her debut album This is Forever produced by Tom McKillip (Aaron Prichett). She has performed on the main stage at Big Valley Jamboree, Nashville North Calgary Stampede, Dauphin Countryfest Manitoba,
Splichen’s Grande Prairie and Merritt Mountain Festival in British Columbia

She just released The All Overs written by Samantha and Ted Hewitt of Hewitt Music Nashville. It hit #24 on the Top 100 CanCountry Charts in July 2005, as well as reaching the #1 spot on both CISN-FM and CFCW. The All Overs is available for download from Samantha’s website at
- Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine

"Samantha King & Ted Hewitt are winners in the John Lennon’s Songwriting Competition"

'The All Overs', written and recorded by Samantha King and Ted Hewitt from Hewitt Music were the Grand Prize Winners for 'Best Country Song' in Session I of the John Lennon's Songwriting Competition.  Samantha is the ONLY CANADIAN winner out of the 12 genre categories. The contest submissions come from around the world with approximately 15,000 to 20,000 entries. A win in the 'Country' genre amongst professional and amateur writers is quite a feat.
- ARIA - Alberta Recording Industry Association - Sept. 15/06


"This is Forever" 10 tracks
“A Hometown Christmas” 6 tracks
Streaming audio tracks of Samantha’s songs are available at
Podcasts are available on iTunes
Recorded tracks are available at or on her website or music site



Dusky, soulful, rockin country with a bluesy set of pipes, Samantha King’s music fluently reaches both sides of the spectrum and her youth and powerhouse vocals warm any crowd as a favorite.

This girl's the X-chromosome of Keith Urban’s Y With influences from Dwight Yokam to Delbert McClinton, from Sheryl Crow to Patsy Cline and from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Bonnie Raitt. Samantha is at the same time unlike anything you've heard before.

She’s "a rising star" as nominated by her music industry professionals as one of the CCMA’s Chevy Truck Rising Stars two years in a row and in 2006 was nominated for CCMA's Independent Female Artist of the Year. Her debut album entitled 'This Is Forever' was nominated for the WCMA’s Outstanding Country Album in 2004 and to top that off the Canadian Radio Broadcasters nominated her for a Canadian Radio Music Award in 2006 against artists such as Michael Buble and The Road Hammers.

Samantha having showcased at SXSW in Austin, Texas, found the rockin side to her bluesy country style. Samantha signed an RCA Nashville development deal to capture her new soulful sound, which was not reflected on her first album.

She’s performed for crowds as large as 80,000 to small intimate songwriting gatherings. Singer/ songwriter and performer extraordinaire with her versatility she can engulf any audience young or old. She’s been performing on festival main stages with Alan Jackson, Sawyer Brown, the Oakridge Boys, Joe Nichols, Duane Steele, George Fox, Doc Walker,Colin James, Jann Arden and many more.

At the age of 21, not only is Samantha a songwriter / recording artist but she also hosts her own SHAW Cable television segment ‘Eye On Music’.

Samantha continuously supports charities such as the World Vision, Michael Cuccione Childrens Cancer Foundation, the Youth Emergency Shelter, WIN House, Pilgrims Hospice Society and more.

Grand Prize Winner
- 2007 International Songwriting Competition Finalist
- 2006 Session I John Lennons Songwriter Contest Grand Prize Winner for Country song 'The All Overs'.
- Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame National Star Search Winner 2000 Grand Winner
- 2000 Canadian Finals Rodeo Country Vocal Spotlight National Singing Competition Grand Winner

- 2006 CCMA Independent Female Artist of the Year
- 2006 Canadian Radio Music Award for her single “The All Overs”
- 2004 CCMA Chevy Truck Rising Star Award
- 2003 CCMA Chevy Truck Rising Star Award
- 2003 WCMA Outstanding Country Recording

Other Achievements
- 2003 Canadian CanCountry Top 12 Country Albums of the year.
- Selected as the Hot Pick of the Week for Canadian Music Network for Feb. 2nd - 9th, 2003.
- 2002 Project Discovery Alberta Regional Finalist – sponsored by CMT and FACTOR
- Selected as one of the top 15 out of 900 from Alberta, Sask., Manitoba, NWT for the CBC-TV Great Canadian Music Dream.
- International Women’s Day Association Achievement Award for contributions made to society and the community.
- 1st Runner-Up Winner with duet partner Michael Carey for Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibition National Talent Competition, Winnipeg, Manitoba
& Closing Ceremonies
- 1st Place Grand Winner with duet partner Michael Carey for Northlands Park Talent Explosion