Sam Outlaw is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. Born Samuel Morgan in South Dakota, his stage name comes from his late mother’s maiden name.
On November 12, 2021 Sam will release a new full-length album, titled “Popular Mechanics”.
Working as an advertising executive in his twenties, he performed small bar gigs near his home in Los Angeles starting in 2009 but kept his advertising career until 2015, when he left his corporate job to become a full-time touring musician.
At age 33, Sam released his debut album “Angeleno” in 2015. Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, “Angeleno” introduced Sam as a distinctly assured voice in the Country and Americana scene. The album garnered awards and critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, NPR and countless others.
His follow-up album, “Tenderheart,” gave Outlaw his first foray into self-producing and further evolved his “So Cal Country” sound by introducing more elements of mainstream pop music. Also a critical success, “Tenderheart” was heralded as one of the year’s best country albums, supported by a full tour of North America and dozens of shows in Europe.
In 2018, Sam moved with his wife and kids from LA to Nashville to seek a better environment for raising their two small children, and the following year made his Grand Ole Opry debut. 2019 also saw the release of a concept album EP called “Hat Acts” that weaves together three original songs and three comedic skits to create a surrealist storyline of honky-tonk melodrama, set in Southern California.
In August of this year, Sam returned to the Grand Ole Opry to debut his new single, “For The Rest of Our Lives” and performed during AmericanaFest in Nashville in September.
For 2022 he plans a full schedule of local and international shows – dates announcing soon.