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Written by Billy Lawson (George strait, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw) and Ed Hill (Trisha Yearwood, Tracy Lawrence, Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride). Produced by Billy Lawson & Sammy Kershaw, and recorded at Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals, “My Friend Fred” shares a sobering, true-life, story of the journey of one man who has lost everything, including his close family and friends, to meth addiction.  Sammy says, “I really related to this story the first time I heard it because I have seen drug and opioid addiction destroy way too many precious lives, families and really great people.

-Sammy, and his longtime girlfriend Mendy, just welcomed their first child, a daughter, Natelia Mae Kershaw, on September 11th. This is Sammy’s sixth child. 

-Multi, Platinum-Selling Artist with three platinum and six gold albums that have scanned in excess of 5 million records and more than 70 million combined songs scanned!

-More than 25 top 40 singles – 11 top 10 singles, including #1 hits with “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and “Love Of My Life”.

-Currently on tour throughout North America performing full band shows and also the incredibly popular Roots n Boots Electric Throwdown Tour, now in its 8th year, featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye.

-Grammy nominated for his contributions to the Hank Williams story on audiobook, Spoken Word.

-Sammy’s latest album, released in 2017, titled Swamp Poppin’, features several, great Swamp Pop Music legends, like Warren Storm, Eddy Raven, Willie “Tee” Trahan, G.G. Shinn and others.

-Sammy is currently writing his autobiography, tentatively slated for release in late 2020/early 2021.

-Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in February, 2010.

-Many other noteworthy credits, including playing a supporting role in the independent film feature, Suicide Notes. Sammy’s song, “Louisiana Hot Sauce”, was featured in the HBO’s hit series, ‘True Blood’. Sammy’s Cajun Spice and Cajun Sauce is very popular among fans and lovers of Cajun cuisine!

Since his debut on the music scene, Sammy Kershaw has remained one of the most consistent power hitters in country music with a chain of major hit records and sell out tours. His focus is reclaiming the roots of country music and recapturing the spirit that made it great. Often referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary George Jones, Kershaw's albums have included such classics as "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "I Can't Reach Her Anymore," "National Working Woman's Holiday" and "Love of My Life." Kershaw is a GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist whose history includes six Gold and five Platinum albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide.


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