At five years of age Samantha Jean told her mother she wanted to play the fiddle and become a bluegrass musician. Fourteen years later Samantha is a champion contest fiddler, having won multiple state championships in her age group, as well as other prestigious contests such as the Tennessee Valley Fiddler's Convention, and also winning the overall championship at the Smoky Mountain Fiddler's Convention at the age of sixteen.
Samantha has shared the stage with J.D. Crowe, The McLain Family band, Dean Osborne, and Jesse McReynolds, and has opened for John Conlee and the Gibson Brothers.
In addition to being an accomplished fiddler, Samantha sings both lead and harmony vocals, and can pick mandolin as well as 6-string and tenor guitars. Her musical interests include bluegrass, country, Celtic, and western swing - with a special love for the music of Bob Wills.
Samantha is a Graduate of the Morehead State University with a Batchelor of Arts in Traditional Music. She is a former member in several bands including Southland Drive, her own band - Firegate 33, and is toured in China with Morehead State's Mountain Music Ambassadors. She is currently employed at the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud and Stunt Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
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