Winning the 2020 Toyota Star Maker could be compared to winning lotto then being told you didn’t win the whole amount.
So, the 41st winner, Sammy White ‘turned lemons into lemonade’ when the world shut down due to COVID-19. Despite everything being cancelled for a period of time, Sammy remained positive and focused, continuing to write songs and connect with fans online – and with the ease of restrictions, supported a 33 show tour from Cairns to Canberra with Brad Cox.
Raised on the land but located on the Reef; armed with a cuppa and pen, born quiet and sweet, Sammy White is the perfect walking contradiction. Sammy found her feet on stage and lays it on the line with her honest, all-in approach to songwriting.
Sammy’s Star Maker album Undone, released in November 2020, has seen the release of the singles Drowning My Sorrows, I Can’t Outrun You, Lay It On Me and Home (Feels Like You).
As an “emotionally fuelled” writer, who draws inspiration from life experiences, Undone is a listening diary 24 months in the making, with a team spread across two countries. Undone is a straight up, hard truths album which perfectly captures those years, now frozen in time.
White has played Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Lifting The Outback and opened shows for Aussie artists including Brad Cox, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont, Catherine Britt and Andrew Swift.