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Sam Scott was born in 1954, in Langdale Alabama to parents who were both pastors. His mother was also a pianist and poet. He started playing instruments at age 4, playing in church on Sunday mornings – first the organ, then guitar and trumpet, finally switching to piano, organ and synth.
Through the 70’s, Sam has played and wrote in bands like Sonrise, Psalm 150 and the Sweet Comfort Band.
In 77-78 Sam had his first huge success with “I Want to Praise You, Lord” – a worship song he had written late one night, alone at his church in California. Thanks to Maranatha, it went on to be recorded all over the world, with versions of it appearing on dozens of records.
Sam went on to live, write and tour in Holland before moving to Nashville, where he had another major success with Avalon, and a song called “First Love”, whichwent Gold.
Sam currently lives in Nashville and is on staff, playing at Calvary Chapel Redlands – The Packinghouse Christian Fellowship.