Music was an early staple of Sam Schrock’s life. He was born and raised in Kingston, TN. Both of his parents sang in the church choir and when he was old enough, Sam sang in church plays and the childrens choir of his church. From the age of five, he played baseball, basketball, football, golf, and swam on the local swim team. In 2009, Sam was invited to The Vinny golf tournament hosted by County Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill. He received an acoustic guitar signed by Vince as a gift from the tournament. Inspired, shortly after, he taught himself to play and started singing along to the songs as a hobby.
After high school, Sam went to Tennessee Tech University on a golf scholarship but continued to learn and play his guitar. In 2012, he transferred to the University of Tennessee and eventually played his first gig later that year and he continued to play gigs around Knoxville and the UT campus until his graduation in the spring of 2016. Sam graduated with a degree in Finance. After a couple years of working in Finance, Sam moved to Nashville, TN from Knoxville to pursue a music career and start writing songs. He quickly emerged on the scene and played well known honky tonks on Broadway such as Rippy’s, Tootsies, Honky Tonk Central and BB Kings.
90s country artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Travis Tritt are Sam’s greatest musical influences, along with a wide array of classic rock bands. These influences are evident in his songwriting and singing. He is currently recording his first EP and it is set to release later this year.