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Sammy Kershaw

Sammy Kershaw rode in on the new traditionalist wave in the early '90s, finding success with a penchant for ballads and a blend of updated honky tonk (especially the vocal stylings of George Jones), Southern rock, and a hint of Cajun flavor. But as his career progressed, Kershaw moved farther and farther into crossover-minded country-pop, which actually eroded his early following. He was born in 1958 in Kaplan, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country; in fact, his third cousin was legendary Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw. He got his first electric guitar at age 11 from his grandfather, but sadly, his father passed away not long after, forcing Kershaw to get professional as quickly as he could. He debuted at age 12 with local bandleader J.B. Perry and often worked for Perry as both a musician and roadie during his teenage years, touring the Southern club and honky tonk circuit.

In 1980, Kershaw moved to Oklahoma with his wife and worked a day job while singing in local bands. However, his marriage fell apart two years later, and he returned to Louisiana, where he went through a succession of day jobs, remarried in 1985, and joined a touring club band called Blackwater in the mid-'80s. Unfortunately, the honky tonk lifestyle took its toll on Kershaw, who developed major problems with drugs and alcohol. In order to save his marriage, he quit everything cold turkey in 1988 -- including the music business, taking a full-time job at Wal-Mart as a supervisor of store remodeling. However, his songwriter friend Barry Jackson convinced him to submit a demo tape to Mercury Records in 1990, and after a showcase performance, Kershaw finally landed the record deal he'd spent so long pursuing.

Kershaw's debut album, Don't Go Near the Water, was released in 1991 and spawned the breakout hit single "Cadillac Style," which reached number three on the country charts the following year. The title cut and "Yard Sale" both charted in the Top 20, and "Anywhere but Here" became his second Top Ten hit in 1993, helping the album go platinum. Later that year, Kershaw issued his second album, Haunted Heart, which many critics and fans still regard as his finest. The lead single, "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," became Kershaw's first number one hit, and its three follow-ups -- the title track, "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer," and "I Can't Reach Her Anymore" -- all went Top Ten; plus, the album became his second straight million-seller. Building on that commercial success, Kershaw began his shift away from hard honky tonk and toward more radio-friendly contemporary country with his next effort, 1994's Feelin' Good Train. He scored two number two hits with the anthem "National Working Woman's Holiday" and a cover of the Amazing Rhythm Aces' country-rock hit "Third Rate Romance"; plus, the album featured a duet with his longtime idol George Jones on "Never Bit a Bullet Like This." At the end of the year, Kershaw released a holiday album, Christmas Time's a Comin'.

Kershaw returned in 1996 with Politics, Religion and Her, which found his sales beginning to slip a bit. Even so, he managed two Top Ten hits off the album: "Meant to Be" and the novelty song "Vidalia." 1997's Labor of Love was a ballad-heavy affair that returned Kershaw to the Top Ten of the country album charts; its "Love of My Life" became Kershaw's last big hit to date, peaking at number two. Even so, Kershaw's albums were growing increasingly uneven and pushing him farther into adult contemporary territory. That was especially true on 1999's Maybe Not Tonight, which found him covering '70s soft rocker Leo Sayer's "More Than I Can Say"; he also duetted on the Top 20 title track with Lorrie Morgan, who became his third wife in 2001. That year, they teamed up for the duet album I Finally Found Someone. Neither it nor Kershaw's last solo album produced any big-time hits, and he wound up parting ways with Mercury in the aftermath. He went on to sign with Koch subsidiary Audium, a newly established home for many country veterans of the '80s and '90s. His first album for the label, I Want My Money Back, was released in 2003 and the title track made it into Billboard's Country Top 40, but the record soon slipped down the charts. Audium closed a little while after the release of I Want My Money Back and Kershaw moved over to Category 5 in 2006, where he released Honky Tonk Boots in June of that year; it generated no hits and the label folded in 2007.

After these two records, Kershaw spent some time pursuing a political career, running for lieutenant governor of Louisiana as a Republican in that state's 2007 primary. He came in second in the election; he attempted to run again in 2010 and came in second that year, as well. Also in 2010, Kershaw returned to music, releasing the Buddy Cannon-produced Better Than I Used to Be album on Big Hit Records that summer. Two years later, he released his second holiday album -- A Sammy Klaus Christmas appeared on MRI that October -- and in 2013, Kershaw set out on the road with Joe Diffie and Aaron Tippin on a tour called All in the Same Boat; the trio released an accompanying album of the same name in May. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Sammy& Lori
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Love this song
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Dam this is a hell of a song
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kt_hairdesig n e r
Love this song
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Oldy but goody here we go 2 step
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Ur damn good!!!!!!
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A heart wrenching song,,,mmm!
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Don't give up baby I'm coming to Mizzou to see u babe
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Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life.However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days.now you've started reading so don't stop this is so scary.put this on 5 songs in 143 minutrs.when done press f6 and your lovers name will come up on the screen in big letters.
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Love his songs.
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Don't give up u r going to be in Michigan I'm coming to see u
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She don't she's beautiful
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I am retired now I will be 71 in Jul 2015 . I do mot watch TV period I Love Pandora Radio . God Bless All The Hard Working Men & Women at Pandors I mean you all 's DJ's . Charles Joseph God Spead Pandora Radio
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jon31299
Kiss your left hand
Say your crushes name
Close your hand
Pick a school day
Say your name
Post this on 15 songs and your crush will ask you out on the day you chose
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Being from louisiana and growing up with those ol country legends comin from my daddys radio really formed who I am today.. good job Sammy...
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Sammy Kershaw. . . u bring back some really good memories of some really special & nice times in life that will never come back, but Thank You for pereserving it for me in your music. . .:-)
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Sammy, u give it ur best. But no one will ever fill them shoes. & u did a great job. On he stop loving her today
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kjmyers21
Yes. He released an album in July 2014, a tribute to George Jones. I expect he's still touring as well.
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kjmyers21
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pmartinezz40
Is he still performing?
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This song takes me back to the late 70's /early 80's,when road with my daddy .r I p popps
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Being from Louisiana myself I've meet Mr Kershaw and I have an aunt that lives in Kaplan (he visits often) he's an AMAZING artist!
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Spanish listen to country that's nice
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works f6
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Sammy old school
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Nice lady's song. BEAUTIFUL LADY!!!
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SOOOO TRUE b Lieve me !!
Thank GOD !!
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Sara you don't know how beautiful u are!!!!!!!!!
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This song make me cry Cuz my boyfriend is not here he is leaving for 5 mouths I don't went him to so I am really upset and heart broken and he use to be here with me and he not and when I .upset or sad or down he here for me and now he not but Okay his uncle here for me and he grandpa here for me so Yeah ����
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His song if I had one day left to live is my all time favorite but its so hard to find
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I love the song she don't know she's beautiful
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True song
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brennatorres 9 2
I love Their songs.
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Favorite song she dont know shes beautiful:)
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dont read this because it actually works. you will be kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. however if you dont post this you will die in 2 days. now youve started reading so dont stop. this is scary. put this in at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. when done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. this is scary because it works.
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This is a great song!
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katielizabet h 5 0
Cause he is amazing how could a record label do that
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katielizabet h 5 0
I love this song but ugh record labels needs get their game up����
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b.carson33
Such a good song. This is when country music was good. Country from 60s-90s is the best era!
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The only way to fly
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To Mama from Daddy.
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This is what I call true country music
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uncle sammy
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Beautiful song and catchy! ♦
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he is handsome
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Kiss your hand
Say your crushes name
Closer your hand
Pick a school day
Say your name
Post this 15 other songs
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KERSHAW KNIVES
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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eric.ward11
I love this song
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