For years Sam Moore was best known for lending his unmistakable stand out lead vocals to the Grammy winning, Memphis based Stax Records, soul duo “Sam & Dave”. Songs like "Hold On I'm Coming," "I Thank You," "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby," "Soul Sister," and the duo's monster hit "Soul Man" catapulted them up both the Pop and R&B Charts selling more than 10 million records worldwide, which at that time, was phenomenal. Sam & DaveTM were so successful that the duo was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
Though Sam has tremendous love and respect for the music he created as a duo, he has also scored critical acclaim as a solo artist for more than 35 years. Performing from one end of the globe to the other at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The Ryman and The Grand Old Opry, Royal Albert Hall and Kennedy Center.
Sam has received numerous awards including the coveted NARAS Heroes Award, an AFTRA AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award, earned the ETAM Living Legend Award, the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, and been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame for "Soul Man." Rolling Stone Magazine has named Sam Moore among the “Top 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”
Sam has enjoyed success in the country format over the years – thanks to his 1993 collaboration with Conway Twitty on “Rainy Night In Georgia,” sadly the last recording of Twitty’s career. He’s shared the stage with artists ranging from Brenda Lee to George Jones. Sam entered the world of Bluegrass in 2014, collaborating with Nu-Blu on “Jesus and Jones,” which garnered national attention with a critically acclaimed single.
His album Overnight Sensational, produced by Randy Jackson from American Idol, included collaborations with friends and fans like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Travis Tritt, Billy Gibbons, Steve Winwood, Billy Preston, and Wynonna Judd. The Preston, Clapton, Moore collaboration of "You Are So Beautiful" earning a Grammy nomination.
Sam has also appeared in numerous movies and documentaries including Blues Brothers 2000, Tapeheads, One Trick Pony and Only The Strong Survive and he’s been on television dating back to The Ed Sullivan Show through recent Kennedy Center Honors.
2015 brought Sam much to celebrate... the 50th anniversary of signing with Atlantic Records which sent him to their Memphis Stax Records production arm and world fame. 2015 also marked Sam’s 60th year as a recording artist getting his start in his Miami’s famed “Overtown.”
Then there’s the milestone...2015 marked a big birthday Sam celebrated - he neither looks, sounds, nor acts like it – Sam Moore turned 80th on October 12th since which he saluted Eddie Murphy at Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Awards and was celebrated with 6 sold out SRO shows at The Blue Note, Tokyo, Japan in early December!
And Sam’s not slowing down, he’s recording and performing and continuing to celebrate his life and being celebrated while counting the blessings he knows he’s been showered with, his talent, his health and his friends and family.