Tall Tales & Short Stories
by Sam Gay
Sam Gay is a long time veteran in the music industry. He began his career in Memphis in 1979 playing guitar and singing in local bands. Eventually, he was tapped to produce several independent record projects. In 1989, he moved to Nashville. He was signed as a staff songwriter at the Acuff-Rose Publishing company where he wrote "Me And The Moon" which was recorded by Bryan White on Bryan's million-selling debut album. Sam has also been a staff writer at Hamstein Music Group, Bluewater Music, Edisto Music, and Corlew Music Group/Windswept Pacific Music. His songs have been recorded by Little Texas, Montgomery Gentry, Bryan White, Johnny Rodriguez, Ricky Van Shelton, Bonnie Bramlett and others. As a performer, Sam has been a regular at the Bluebird Café and other Nashville mainstay songwriter nights as well as performing for audiences across the US and in Europe. Currently, Sam is touring with his wife and musical partner Templeton Thompson.