Samuel Paul "Sammy" Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter.He is a relative of Cajun music legend, Doug Kershaw.After the death of his father when Sammy was 11, he worked a variety of jobs by day while playing roadhouses at night to support his family.
During that time, he opened shows for Ray Price, Merle Haggard and George Jones while barely into his teens. When the pressures of growing up fast took their toll in the form of a serious drug and alcohol problem, he quit his bad habits cold turkey in 1988 and took a break from music to work as a remodeling supervisor at Wal-Mart.
One of Kershaw's demo tapes made its way to Mercury Records, which released his debut album in 1991. His traditional country voice found a receptive audience in the early 1990s, with hits like "Cadillac Style," "She Don't Know She's Beautiful" and a remake of the Amazing Rhythm Aces' "Third Rate Romance.
"Shortly thereafter, Kershaw and Lorrie Morgan divorced their spouses and married in 2001. They separated two years later, but quickly reconciled. Prior to their marriages, Kershaw and Morgan recorded two duets - "Maybe Not Tonight" and "He Drinks Tequila", both of which made the Top 40.
He has released over 14 albums in his career including "I Want My Money Back" on Audium Records in 2003.Kershaw filed for protection under Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on February 7, 2007.SinglesYear Title Album US Country 1991 "Cadillac Style" Don't Go Near The Water 3 1991 "Don't Go Near The Water" Don't Go Near The Water 12 1992 "Yard Sale" Don't Go Near The Water 17 1993 "Anywhere But Here" Don't Go Near The Water 10 1992 "She Don't Know She's Beautiful" Haunted Heart 1 1993 "Haunted Heart" Haunted Heart 9 1993 "Queen Of My Double-Wide Trailer" Haunted Heart 7 1994 "I Can't Reach Her Anymore"A Haunted Heart 3 1994 "National Working Woman's Holiday" Feelin' Good Train 2 1994 "Third Rate Romance" Feelin' Good Train 2 1995 "Southbound" Feelin' Good Train 27 1995 "If You're Gonna Walk, I'm Gonna Crawl" Feelin' Good Train 18 1995 "Your Tattoo" The Hits, Chapter One 47 1996 "Meant To Be" Politics, Religion And Her 5 1996 "Vidalia" Politics, Religion And Her 10 1997 "Politics, Religion And Her" Politics, Religion And Her 28 1997 "Fit To Be Tied Down" Politics, Religion And Her 29 1998 "Love Of My Life"A, B Labor Of Love 2 1998 "Matches" Labor Of Love 22 1998 "Honky Tonk America" Labor Of Love 31 1999 "One Day Left To Live" Labor Of Love 35 1999 "Maybe Not Tonight" (w/ Lorrie Morgan) Maybe Not Tonight 17 1999 "When You Love Someone" Maybe Not Tonight 37 2000 "Me And Maxine" Maybe Not Tonight 35 2001 "He Drinks Tequila" (w/ Lorrie Morgan) I Finally Found Someone 39 2003 "I Want My Money Back" I Want My Money Back 33 2003 "I've Never Been Anywhere" I Want My Money Back 58 2006 "Tennessee Girl" Honky Tonk Boots 43 2006 "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" Honky Tonk Boots -
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