Sammy Kershaw

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The music business is an ever-changing model, and Sammy Kershaw has seen it all. From consolidations with radio and record companies to the digital era that we are now in, he admits that he wondered if there was still a place for his Pure Country sound. “I don’t know if the fire ever left,” he says, “but I had some doubts for a while if people still wanted to hear my music, or if radio would still play my music anymore.”

Then, one day, it all became as clear to Sammy as the first time he had ever heard George Jones or Mel Street sing. “One Saturday morning, I’m sitting on my bus listening to the radio, and this old Johnny Paycheck song comes on called ’Old Violin.’ That’s how I felt--like an old violin, fixin’ to be put away and never played again.”

Hearing that song was a surreal moment for Sammy. “Then,” he recalls, “the last line in the song came on, and it said ‘We’ll give our all to music, and we’ll give our life.’ That took me back to when I was twelve years old, and in a bar room singing my first Country song, which was ‘Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone.’ It took me back to that time in my life, and that line changed my mind set in an instant.” It wasn’t about the charts or the record label—it was about the creative spark. “I thought to myself, radio might not ever play me again, and people might not want to hear me, but I need to do some new music---for me.”

Venue Booking

    Music Publishing

        Artist Development

REMICK STREET MUSIC
P.O. Box 372
Burlington, IA 52601
319.457.0616