Terry Sampson is a songwriter, producer, singer and keyboardist.

He signed his first publishing deal while attending Central Michigan University. Shortly after he relocated to Los Angeles, his song “Summer Hearts” was selected and used in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

Not long after that, he signed on as a staff songwriter with Warner Brother’s Music.

At Warner Brothers, He and Michael Himelstein wrote “God’s Gift To The World”, which has has been covered at least twice in every decade since by an impressive collection of top singers.  In 2007, the Jeffrey Majors/Kelly Price rendition spent an entire year on the Billboard charts earning the writers an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music award.

Another Himelstein/Sampson collaboration “Full Moon At Half Price” was recognized in the David Jenness and Don Velsey songwriting textbook - Classic American Popular Song 1950-2000.

“...many songs from recent eras fall into pure classic-pop style.  When they are good, they demonstrate that the resources of that style are by no means exhausted.  A fine example is Full Moon At Half Price (Terry Sampson - Mike Himelstein).”

In the 90’s, Terry’s original recordings were a mainstay on the CBS daytime drama “The Young And The Restless”. He also co-wrote and sang the theme to the Saturday Morning TV show for ABCs “Land Of The Lost.”

He began to contribute songs for Disney’s Winnie The Pooh record releases - and continued in that genre in the TV productions Sid The Science Kid (Henson), Angelina Ballerina (PBS/BBC), My Little Pony (Hasbro) and Make Way for Noddy (PBS/BBC).

He has had songs recorded by, and written with Jazz artist Al Jarreau. And other artist covers include Kenny Rogers, Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Nicolette Larson, Phil Perry, Cece Winans, Vanessa Williams, Kal David, Andrea Marcovicci, and  Carlos De Antonis.

He loves his on-going Christmas project with his daughter Madeline as the “The Sno-Globes.”

He is currently enjoying his first record label release.