Samantha Crain is an American songwriter, musician, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma, signed with Ramseur Records (North America) and Full Time Hobby Records (UK/Europe). Crain was born and raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma and is of Choctaw heritage. Crain taught herself to play guitar and wrote songs based on her short stories the summer before her high school senior year. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University and at 19, signed up for an off-campus study program at the Martha’s Vineyard-based Contemporary Music Center for which she received college credit for song writing, performing shows and learning about recording techniques. On completion of the course she experienced problems with student loan payments and decided to start her career in music.