Sam Neely

Sam Neely ( born August 12, 1948 in Cuero, Texas, † July 19, 2006 in Corpus Christi, Texas) was an American country singer, songwriter and producer.


Raised in Corpus Christi Sam Neely began his musical career as a guitarist in various local bands. In 1966 he played with the group Buckle a first record. An important Karrierschritt succeeded two years later, when he composed the soundtrack for the film Tilt. A little later he received a recording contract from the renowned label Capitol Records. His first single Lovin ' You Just Crossed My Mind became a center hit.

After production of two LPs in 1974, he moved to the label A & M Records, and shortly thereafter to Elektra Records. But his singles never came over medium singles chart positions also. However, it did place a few times in the lucrative pop charts. In 1978 he returned to Corpus Christi, where he initially mainly worked as songwriting. Among other things, he has composed songs for the soundtrack for two movies. He opened a club in which he himself appeared frequently. In 1983 he published at MCA Records some vinyl records. Despite its proximity to the musical mainstream him the very great success remained failed.

The late 1990s was Sam Neely co-owner of the company Taliesyn Music, which dealt with the production of musical sequences for computer games and commercials.


  • Long Road To Texas ( 1971)
  • Loving You Just Crossed My Mind (1972 ) ²
  • 2 (1973)
  • Down Home (1974 )
  • Two Of A Kind (1981 )
  • Son Of The South (1999)
  • Sam Neely (2002)

² RI of " Long Road To Texas " with two new tracks after "Loving You Just Crossed My Mind" a local hit.