Samantha McClymont

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Samantha McClymont
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Background information
Also known as Sam McClymont
Born 1986
Grafton, New South Wales
Genres Australian country music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter and television presenter
Instruments Bass guitar, Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Universal
Warner Music Group
Associated acts The McClymonts
Website themcclymonts.net.au

Samantha McClymont (born 1986) is an Australian singer-songwriter. She is a member of the country music band The McClymonts with her sisters Brooke and Mollie. She is also a television presenter on Getaway and The Farmer Wants a Wife.

Biography[edit]

Born in Grafton, New South Wales, McClymont and her sisters spent much of their spare time travelling around eastern Australia performing in talent quests and country shows.[1]

McClymont completed high school in 2003 and began a professional career in music. In 2004 she was selected among the top 118 contestants for Australian Idol but did not make it into the Top 30.[2] In the same year she was crowned as Jacaranda Queen in her home town of Grafton.[3][4] She also received the Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year award.[1]

In January 2005 McClymont won the Starmaker quest at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.[5][6] She was subsequently signed by Warner Music Group and recorded two singles. The first single "Cookin' in my Kitchen"[7] led to McClymont being named New Talent of the Year at the 2006 Country Music Awards of Australia.[8] At the awards, McClymont performed with her sisters as The McClymonts and "stole the show".[9]

Also in 2006, McClymont and her sisters performed for defence personnel in Iraq, where she met her future husband.[10] They married in 2014.[11]

In 2013 McClymont won an APRA Music Award for the song "Piece Of Me" written with Frank Myers and Lindsay Rimes.[12]

In 2015 McClymont joined the lifestyle program Getaway as a presenter[13] and is also the new host of the reality television program The Farmer Wants a Wife.[14]

The McClymonts[edit]

Main article: The McClymonts

McClymont has performed with her sisters as The McClymonts since 2006. They have recorded an EP and four albums. Their first album Chaos and Bright Lights and second album Wrapped Up Good are certified gold records in Australia.[15]

The McClymonts are five-time winners of the title Group or Duo of the Year and twice winners of Highest Selling Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards of Australia.[16] The McClymonts have won two ARIA Awards.[17]

Samantha McClymont videography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jarvis, Susan (June 2006). "3 of a kind". capitalnews.com.au. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Inside Australian Idol". australianidol.proboards.com. 2005. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Sally (1 November 2004). "Queen Sam". dailyexaminer.com.au. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  4. ^ McKenzie, Sheena (26 October 2006). "Beauty but no bitching". theage.com.au. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Grafton teen wins Starmaker title". abc.net.au. 18 January 2005. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Samantha McClymont". last.fm. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Samantha McClymont". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "2006 New Talent of the Year". country.com.au. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Rose, Anna (November 2007). "In Perfect Harmony". capitalnews.com.au. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Noble, Freya (23 October 2014). "Previous Next 'We found love in the middle of a warzone': Country singer Samantha McClymont tells how she met her pilot husband while performing for troops in Iraq". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sam McClymont: 'My Tassie wedding!'". au.lifestyle.yahoo.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Country Work of the Year". apraamcos.com.au. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "am explores Sydney's Cockatoo Island". 9jumpin.com.au. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sam McClymont is the new Farmer Wants a Wife host". news.com.au. 10 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "U.S. Release Of Award-Winning Country Artist, The McClymonts Debut Album". thestreet.com. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  16. ^ Vlastaras, Ana (23 January 2011). "Grafton goes Golden". dailyexaminer.com.au. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Awards". ariaawards.com.au. 

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