SAMMY KERSHAW TRIBUTE TO GEORGE JONES

SAMMY KERSHAW SET TO RELEASE,
DO YOU KNOW ME? – A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE JONES
 
Kershaw Salutes the “Possum” on New Album to be Released July 22, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. (June 16, 2014) – Country music’s SAMMY KERSHAW is honoring his late
friend and mentor GEORGE JONES with the release of a new album dedicated entirely to the “Possum.”  Kershaw will release DO YOU KNOW ME? – A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE JONES on July 222014.
 Throughout his career, the Country music industry and critics have
consistently compared Kershaw’s vocal style to that of the legendary
George Jones.  Kershaw proudly embraces those similarities and holds his
memories and personal friendship with Jones very close to his heart. 
 
“When
I was four or five years old, I can remember hearing George Jones sing
and even though I hadn’t yet lived any of those heartbreaking songs, I
could hear that natural tear in his voice and it would make me cry,”
says Kershaw.  “I felt every word in every story that he was singing.  I
can remember that when I was that little kid, I felt like I already
knew him.”
 
A
decade later, Kershaw’s boyhood dream would come true when he met Jones
in-person.  Kershaw recounts, “When I was 14 years old I had the honor
of meeting Jones for the first time and was able to open several shows
for him, which for me was the opportunity of a lifetime.  Sometimes
things in life are hard to explain but like I said, I always felt like I
knew George Jones before I ever met him.”
 
Kershaw
tackles some of Jones’ biggest career songs on the 14-track album.  The
tribute includes Kershaw’s renditions of “White Lightning,” “Who’s
Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” “The Grand Tour,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
and “The Race Is On,” among others.  Two all new songs, inspired by
Jones, are also included and Kershaw has tapped the “Possum’s” daughter Georgette Jones for the classic duet, “Near You.”
 
“When
it comes to doing a George Jones and Tammy Wynette duet there was no
way that I couldn’t ask Georgette Jones to do her mother’s part,” notes
Kershaw.  “I knew I wanted her on the album and when I asked her she
said yes right away and that sure made me happy. I am so honored to have
her on this project.”  On Kershaw and the upcoming tribute
album, Georgette Jones remarks, “Sammy has always been one of my
favorites and he’s also the closest voice I know to my Dad’s. I’m so
thrilled he’s done this tribute and it was a huge honor to record this
duet with him. He had a special bond with my Dad and I know he’d be so
proud.”
 
Kershaw
adds, “George Jones was and still is the King of Country Soul music and
there is no other and there never will be another. I had to do this
tribute album to Jones because I believe that if it wasn’t for him, I
wouldn’t have ever discovered the talent that God gave me.”
 

 

About Sammy Kershaw  

Often
referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary George Jones,
GRAMMY®-nominated Sammy Kershaw’s hit songs include “Cadillac Style,”
“Queen Of My Double Wide Trailer,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,”
“National Working Woman’s Holiday” and “Love Of My Life.” Kershaw is a
multi-platinum selling artist whose history includes six Gold and five
Platinum albums that have sold millions of records.

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