Country Pop Bites: Sammy Kershaw – February 24
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1958 Sammy Kershaw was born in Kaplan, Louisiana?
It's true! A resonance similar to George Jones brings him into prominence during the 1990s behind such hits as "Cadillac Style," "She Don't Know She's Beautiful" and "National Working Woman's Holiday".
Check out this Sammy Kershaw video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Sammy Kershaw.
- At the age of 11, Sammy received his first guitar. It was a gift from his grandfather.
- His father died when he was just 11 years old, so he worked a variety of jobs by day while playing roadhouses at night to support his family.
- He began performing in Acadiana with Louisiana legend J.B. Pere. Subsequently, he opened shows for Ray Price, Merle Haggard and George Jones while barely into his teens.
- He had a serious drug and alcohol problem, but he managed to overcome them in 1988 and took a break from music to work as a remodeling supervisor at Wal-Mart.
- He has run for lieutenant governor of Louisiana several times, having never won.