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Todd Sansom

An exceptional writer, accomplished musician, powerful singer and dynamic performer!

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Genre: 80's Bands, 90's Bands, Country Bands, Cover Bands, Rock Bands, Top 40 Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

About Todd Sansom:

The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia have given the world many inspiring musicians. The Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Hornsby, Phil Vassar and The Statler Brothers were all raised in these Shenandoah shadows. Now, with Todd Sansom, the mountains have done it again.

His musical journey began there, with piano lessons at age four. By age nine, frustrated by the discipline of reading sheet music, and blessed with a musical ear that allowed him to play a song after only hearing it once, Todd abandoned traditional music lessons and simply turned on the radio. In other words, Todd was already hearing a different tune.

By the time he was fifteen, Country music had Todd's full attention. He was playing keyboards and fronting well known Country and Southern rock bands in shows throughout Virginia, rocking dancehalls before he was driving. "I was playing with solid musicians who were twice my age," he says. "It was a situation that demanded I get good...fast. You can't beat that."

Actually, Todd knew you could, you just had to move to Nashville to do it. He enrolled at Belmont University in the fall of 1996, and majored in vocal performance. "I didn't want to major in something I might 'fall back on', I wanted to use college as an opportunity to become the very best I could be at what I do." He goes on, " A basketball coach once told me that 'Every moment you are not working to improve yourself, someone out there is getting better than you'. I guess I took that to heart. I'm competitive, and I'm willing to work to be the best." His approach paid off when he was selected to represent the university in two prestigious showcases, "The Country Music Showcase" and the "Best of: School of Music Showcase".

They were noticing Todd outside the walls of Belmont, as well. Music Row Magazine and renowned industry critic Robert Oermann honored Todd with his Discovery award in the spring of 2000. Wrote Oermann, "I see real promise here".

While others were taking notice, one industry icon took action. April of 2000 found Todd auditioning for Kenny Rogers in hopes of becoming lead singer for the new group "Marshall Dyllon", on Kenny's Dreamcatcher Records. "I don't get nervous," recalls Todd, "But singing face to face in a tiny room for someone as legendary as Kenny, that'll rattle anybody!" He must have held it together, though...Kenny signed Todd on the spot.

By the fall of 2000, Todd was putting the finishing touches on Marshall Dyllon's debut album, "Enjoy the Ride". Working with producers such as Phil Vassar and Grammy award winner John Guess (Dixie Chicks), Todd was featured not only for his vocals, but his harmony vocal arrangements, production, and even wrote 3 of the songs on the album, including title track. The band went on to tour with artists ranging from Kenny to Rascal Flatts, released three singles to radio and two videos to CMT and GAC.

Two years later, and on the cusp of success, Dremcatcher Records fell victim to financial hardships, and the Marshall Dyllon story was left unfinished. But Todd's career was only beginning. Todd went on to tour as the keyboardist and background vocalist for Julie Roberts, performing on "Good Morning America" as well as "The Tonight Show". He has toured with country superstars Collin Raye, Luke Bryan, Steve Holy, Billy Currington, Andy Griggs, and Mark Wills.

In 2009, Todd decided to forego the touring opportunities with established country stars so he could focus solely on making his own mark. He has since made himself a fixture on the Nashville entertainment scene, performing 3-5 shows a week in venues like The Stage, Sambuca, and Legends Corner. He also performs at a variety of venues, clubs, private and corporate events across America. He has released a 7-song EP (Todd Sansom, 2005), a full length CD (Pourin' It On, 2009) and is currently putting the finishing touches on his next release. On these projects, Todd has worked with producer/engineers such as Mickey Cones (Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins), and Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill). Todd's music is available on itunes, or anywhere digital music is sold, and his style and sound are more than competitive with anything on the market today.

"How many guys my age have had the complete recording artist experience, have toured all across the US and Canada, have been on radio stations, national TV and in record stores nationwide? I have so much experience under my belt, and yet I feel like my whole career is still in front of me." An exceptional writer, accomplished musician, powerful singer and dynamic performer, it's easy to see why Todd consistently gets the reaction that he does. And like he says, he's just getting started.

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Songs
Country

My Kinda Party (Jason Aldean)
Crazy Town (Jason Aldean)
Rain is a Good Thing (Luke Bryan)
Felt Good On My Lips (Tim McGraw)
Whistlin' Dixie (Randy Houser)
Who Says U Can't Go Home (Bon Jovi)
For A Little While (Tim McGraw)
Do I (Luke Bryan)
Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)
Dirt Road Anthem (Jason Aldean)
You Look Good in my Shirt (Keith Urban)
The Truth (Jason Aldean)
Whatever It Is (Zac Brown Band)
Chicken Fried (Zac Brown Band)
Old Alabama (Brad Paisley)
American Honey (Lady Antebellum)
Fishin' In The Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
Til Summer Comes Around (Keith Urban)
Life Is A Highway (Rascal Flatts)
Dixieland Delight (Alabama)
Gimme 3 Steps (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Real Good Man (Tim McGraw)
Don't Happen Twice (Kenny Chesney)
Somebody Like You (Keith Urban)
Hillbilly Shoes (Montgomery Gentry)
Great Day To Be Alive (Travis Tritt)
Take It Easy (Eagles)
Somethin' Like That (Tim McGraw)
If You Ever Stop Lovin Me (Montgmery Gentry)
Who Wouldn't Wanna B Me (Keith Urban)
Boots On (Randy Houser)
Fast Cars and Freedom (Rascal Flatts)
Relentless (Jason Aldean)
Anything But Mine (Kenny Chesney)
Summertime (Kenny Chesney)
Lot of Leavin Left To Do (Dierks Bentley)
I Go Back (Kenny Chesney)
Hicktown (Jason Aldean)
Red Dirt Road (Brooks n Dunn)
Right Where I Need To Be (Gary Allan)
Hillbilly Deluxe (Brooks n Dunn)
Little Rock (Collin Raye)
Love Me (Collin Raye)
Mud on the Tires (Brad Paisley)
Good Ol' Boys (Waylon Jennings)
All My Friends Say (Luke Bryan)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
I Know A Little (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Fast As You (Dwight Yoakam)
Lookin' For A Good Time (Lady Antebellum)
What Hurts The Most (Rascal Flatts)
19 Somethin' (Mark Wills)
Sold (John Michael Montgomery)
Ain't Goin' Down (Garth Brooks)
Trying To Stop You're Leaving (Dierks Bentley)
Only In America (Brooks n Dunn)
Roll on 18 Wheeler (Alabama)
Amazed (Lone Star)
Bluest Eyes in Texas (Restless Heart)


Pop/Rock

Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
Authority Song (John Mellencamp)
Santeria (Sublime)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Last Dance for Mary Jane (Tom Petty)
Come Together (Beatles)
Your Love (The Outfield)
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Hurts So Good (John Mellencamp)
Drops Of Jupiter (Train)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
It's Not Over (Daughtry)
Meet Virginia (Train)
Boys Of Summer (Don Henley)
Honkytonk Women Medley (Rolling Stones)
Jack and Diane (John Mellencamp)
Hold On Loosely (.38 Special)
House Is Rockin'(Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Movin' On Up (Gin Blossoms)
I Don't Wanna Be (Gavin DeGraw)
Hey Jealousy (Gin Blossoms)
Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
I'll Be (Edwin McCain)
Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi)
I'm Going Home (Daughtry)
Anywhere You Go (Gin Blossoms)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Disease (Matchbox 20)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
Hands To Yourself (Georgia Satellites)
Shakey Ground (Delbert McClinton)
3 am (Matchobox 20)
I Wish (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Johnny B Goode (Huey Lewis)
Drift Away (Dobie Grey)
My Girl (Temptations)
Hard to Handle (The Black Crowes)
Harder to Breathe (Maroon 5)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Rock and Roll (Led Zepellin)
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns n Roses)
Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Rockin' Me (Steve Miller Band)
Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)
Life in the Fast Lane (Eagles)
Smoothe (Rob Thomas)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
Angel Eyes (Jeff Healey Band)
Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Segar)
Open Arms (Journey)
7 Bridges Road (Eagles)
Wild Nights (John Mellencamp)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)

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