Sam has co-written many hit singles including Chely Wright's first hit single "Shut Up and Drive" and Sammy Kershaw's top 40 hit, "I Want My Money Back". He penned the 2004 hit "Somebody" for Reba McEntire which topped the Billboard chart and was Reba's 33rd number 1 song, "If You're Going Through Hell" spent four weeks at number one for Rodney Atkins. He also co-wrote "Moments" Emerson Drive, which was the most played song of 2007 in Canada.
Sam has also had songs in commercials, TV shows ("ER") and in the movies: "Miss Congeniality II" (Sandra Bullock), "Space Truckers" starring Dennis Hopper, "Black Dog" with Patrick Swayze and Randy Travis, and "The Big One" with Michael Moore." He has been awarded six gold records and three platinum records as well as many Sesac performance awards and a highly coveted Nashville Songwriters' Association Creativity Award.