Samantha Foss was born and raised in Springfield. Her mother had to work multiple jobs to make ends meet, so Foss spent a lot of time alone at home. This gave her the maturity and independence she needed to thrive when the music called to her. Foss also began taking guitar and piano lessons at a young age, with her mother paying what she could to local teachers. Samantha recognized both early on and began creating songs as early as the age of nine. Her school was difficult for her, and she was frequently picked on for her love in music other than top 40s radio. Others made fun of her for being a single mother, which was unusual at the time. But Samantha never let that stop her from following her dreams.