Nashville recording artist, Sam Riddle, has a sound as big as the Montana sky but as flashy as Las Vegas.
Sam Riddle has many musical influences ranging from legends like Ricky Skaggs to groups like Boyz II Men. One of his influences is his father’s band, Mission Mountain Wood Band. Sam’s father, Steve Riddle, played bass in the bluegrass/country rock band. When Sam first saw them perform, at around 10 years old, it blew his mind. He was impressed by the effect they had on their audience.
Today, Sam’s favorite aspect of performing is the way he is able to connect with each and every person in the crowd and give them an experience they will never forget. In addition to Mission Mountain Wood Band, Sam is also greatly influenced by country superstars like Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney. He studies videos of great entertainers such as these as if they were game tape. Sam also credits Huey Lewis and the News as a big early influence. He loves the way that Lewis perfectly filled a genre gap. He’s also influenced by iconic entertainers and artists like Prince, Michael Jackson, and James Brown.
Sam is passionate about music and performing because of the opportunity to reach people and teach them that there is greatness in everybody.