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".

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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.