2020 Toyota Star Maker Sammy White releases the single Home (Feels Like You) to media and streaming services today, Friday October 2. It is the fourth single lifted from Sammy's Toyota Star Maker album Undone to be released November 13. The album is available now for pre order and pre save on digital platforms.
“I grew up on my nan and pop’s hobby farm just north of Townsville city. Between the five of us, with my mum and older brother, we didn’t have a lot, but always made do. To this day, poppy is still one of my favourite people. When I’m home, I spend at least half my time with him. Unfortunately nan passed in 2017. Her paintings coat the walls of our house and make it feel that little bit less empty. She was my number one fan (biased granny’s always are, right?). She really was something.
"I penned this song with Jarred Taylor back in 2018, shortly after losing Nan. I’ve always been an “emotionally fuelled” writer. When we sat down for this write, it was the perfect pairing and timing, and the song just flowed out,” Sammy said.
In January 2020, Sammy White became the 41st winner of Star Maker joining a very elite club whose alumni include Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Travis Collins and Sam McClymont and recent winners Brad Cox and Blake O’Connor.
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Sammy 'turned lemons into lemonade' remaining positive and focused, continuing to song write, finalising her Star Maker album, and preparing in readiness to tour again.
Undone includes the singles Drowning My Sorrows, I Can’t Outrun You, Lay It On Me and Home (Feels Like You).
Sammy White is an honest writer, who draws inspiration from her life experiences. Her debut album, Undone is exactly that. It’s a combination of stories set to music - a listening diary 24 months in the making, with a team spread across two countries. Undone is an “all in” album which perfectly captures those years, now frozen in time.
Townsville singer, songwriter Sammy White has been announced as the 2020 Toyota Star Maker in front of thousands of country music fans at the Toyota Star Maker 41st Grand Final held in Toyota Park.
White, who performed an exciting rendition of her #5 iTunes Country Chart song Drowning My Sorrows, was met with a huge applause from the crowd as she was announced the overall winner of the 2020 Star Maker competition.
Toyota Star Maker producer Barry Harley said: “Congratulations to Sammy White on winning the 2020 Toyota Star Maker title.
“Sammy is in good company with other female artists who have taken out the Star Maker crown and who are now leading the way in Australian country music including Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffreys, Lyn Bowtell and Kaylee Bell, and we look forward to watching her journey as 2020 Toyota Star Maker,” he said.
In addition to the title of Toyota Star Maker winner, Sammy receives a prize package, which includes the use of a new Toyota vehicle and a fuel card for 12 months, a return trip to Nashville for CMA Fest with Chris Watson travel and performance in the Aussie showcase. Sammy will also perform at major festivals and events throughout Australia, and will also join the artists' line-up on Cruisin’ Country in October.