Sam Willford


My name is Sam and I’m a 20-year-old recording artist.  I’m from Peoria, Illinois, and my sound can be described as country pop.  I have released one single, and I’m expecting to release my second in the coming weeks.


Stronger Than Before

My first single, “Stronger Than Before” was released on August 8, 2017.  The song has an upbeat, vibrant sound to it, and the lyrics were written to give hope to those who have been knocked down in life.  I wanted to remind them that the light can only get brighter, and they are stronger than before, which is important to remember!



I grew up in Peoria, listening to my dad play drums in various bands.  I always knew that one day I would be up there playing, and I picked up a guitar at age 9.  By the time I turned 16, I had written a song called “Forever in My Dreams” and had fallen in love with songwriting.  I listened to a lot of classic rock as a teenager, and I particularly admired Justin Hayward, singer and lead guitarist of the Moody Blues.  Everyone has a musical hero, and he is mine.  At age 18 I started recording, and released my first single at 19.



Random Facts

Favorite Fast Food – Arby’s

Favorite TV Series – Seinfeld

Favorite Movie – That Thing You Do

Favorite Band – The Moody Blues

Favorite Beatle’s Song – Got to Get You into My Life

Favorite color – Green






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