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Sammy Kershaw is an American country singer.
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Sammy Kershaw born 24 February 1958 in Kaplan, Louisiana.
Sammy is a distant relative of the well-known Cajun-Fiddler Doug Kershaw. His musical career was strongly influenced by the Cajun music prevalent in his homeland, but also by Hank Williams, Buck Owens, and especially George Jones.
Sammy began playing at clubs and dance halls at the age of twelve. Already as a teenager, he became a professional musician. In 1981 he jumped for George Jones, who had to cancel a concert because of excessive alcohol consumption. On this occasion, he met Lorrie Morgan, already established in the country scene, whom he was to marry twenty years later. The frequent performances began to demand their tribute. Sammy became addicted to alcohol and cocaine and became financially troubled. For two years, he left the music business and worked for the supermarket chain Wal-Mart.
In 1990 a demo tape took him to Nashville. He received a record contract from Mercury Records and released his debut album Do not Go Near the Water in 1991. The single-coupler Cadillac Style reached a top position in the country charts. More singles made it into the Top 20. Also the second album, Haunted Heart was successful. The single release She Do not Know She’s Beautiful became his first number one hit. Further albums and singles followed, of which three were awarded gold and another three were platinum.
In 2001, he married the country singer Lorrie Morgan. It is his fourth marriage. In the same year a common CD was recorded: I Finally Found Someone. Because of renewed financial difficulties he went into private insolvency in 2007.