Growing up in the glow of CMT's Hot 20 Countdown, being lulled to sleep to "Don't Rock the Jukebox". Country music is all Samee has ever loved. She spent her younger years listening to live versions of Sammy Kershaw in concert, imagining the crowd was chanting "Samee! Samee!" for HER. It was then she felt the desire to make a name for herself in country music.
Beginning with pageants and talent shows all over her home state of South Carolina, Samee found a love in the stage lights. After High School and some college- Samee formed her first band, a trio- “Artillery 3” which later became into a duo with her sister labeled “Pretty Artillery”. After years of playing local bars, festivals, and showcases- Samee released her debut EP also named “Pretty Artillery” in 2014. It was during that process she discovered her love for crafting songs.
Three years later Samee made the move to Music City, Nashville TN. After years of honing her skills in writers-rooms and writers-rounds all over Nashville, things came to fruition when Samee released her single “The Mailman” in 2022. Followed by her summer hit “Runnin’ on Water” and powerhouse collaboration “Salt & Sugar” recorded with Samee’s co-writers and friends Melissa Livingstone and Page Mackenzie. Throughout Samee’s career she has gained fans all over the globe. From Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and even the Philippines. She has a strong presence on all social media platforms and a fan base that is very supportive. Her musical influences include all of the 90’s and Y2K country music queens like Jo Dee Messina, Miranda Lambert and The Chicks which reflects in her sound. From her heart-wrenching ballads to upbeat anthems, her music has something for everyone.
So why wait? Head on over to your musical platforms, hit play, and let Samee take you on a journey that you’ll want to share with all your friends. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the magic of her music – start listening now!
It was 2014 when Samee decided to release her debut EP "Pretty Artillery". A cheeky spin on her last name, it was a chapter in Samee's life that helped shape her as an artist and songwriter. Produced at Hybrid Audio Solutions in Charleston South Carolina. It was where Samee was dubbed "modern day patsy cline" by producer and former Shinedown band member- Alan Price. While it is now vacant from streaming devices, all 8 songs are available for FREE on Samee's Soundcloud account.
After releasing her debut EP, Samee began taking steps toward the ultimate mecca of country music- Nashville TN. Beginning in her hometown of Beaufort South Carolina, Samee started playing shows anywhere she could. She and her sister started a duo adequately also named "Pretty Artillery". After getting a glimpse of the life she always imagined, making the move to Nashville felt like the right next step to make. In February of 2017, Samee loaded up a Uhaul like many before her and started the journey to her future. One week after living in Nashville, Samee secured a job at the world famous Bluebird Cafe. A place that would bring her constant inpiration and the little piece of home she had started to miss. Focusing on her writing and mastering her art, she joined writers rooms and writers rounds all over Music City. She began releasing music in Feb of 2021 and has been consecutively releasing singles since. With her eyes set on her dreams, she is chasing them down one step at a time.