19-year-old Samantha Berry lives in the rural, historic
village of Rancocas, NJ. Though NJ is not especially know for being rural, this part of
Burlington County, which is in South Jersey, is quite rural, made up mostly of Dairy Farms
and World-Famous Jersey Tomato Farms.
Samantha began singing as a baby. She would refuse to retire for the evening unless she
heard at least one Hank Williams song, which she would 'sing' along to. Singing in
school, and uncontrollably around the house while doing chores, caught her mother,
Doreen's attention and, in 1998, the Berry's contacted Paul Evans Pedersen, owner of
Studio Park Records. They sent a demo tape to Pedersen in Nashville. Samantha cut four
sides for the Studio Park compilation, "Studio Park Presents".
Shortly after the release of the compilation, the projects producer, Jim Heffernan, was
driving through Hendersonville, TN, and heard Samantha's cut of "The Color of His
Sins" on a Nashville Radio Station. Samantha cut six more sides and released the CD,
"BUSY DOIN' NOTHIN'. It currently is enjoying airplay in the U.S.., Canada, Western
Australia, and even South America!
Samantha is currently gigging up and down the East Coast, whenever she can!!!
Samantha's CD is available at
or by writing to
SAMANTHA, P.O. Box 1, Rancocas, NJ 08073
or by contacting her e-mail