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article imageInterview with Sammy Kershaw: 'All in the Same Boat' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 4, 2013 in Entertainment
On June 4, country singer Sammy Kershaw chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his latest studio album “All in the Same Boat,” which is a collaboration project with Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie.
They released this record independently on May 28 via Sammy's label, Big Hit Records and “All In The Same Boat” is available for purchase in major retail outlets, as well as on iTunes and Amazon. “We started touring together a few years ago and I had an idea to do an album with them. I thought it would work since I feel that people are missing traditional country music. Country artists from the late 1980s and 1990s do not get much airplay anymore on radio and we have to fight for shows. We keep thinking of different ways to get the music out there and to get some of those live touring shows. We put this acoustic tour together and we are sitting on three stools and we are singing in front of thousands of people. It has worked out well for us and we decided to do an album to go with it. We are all enjoying it and it has been a lot of fun,” he remarked.
Regarding the song selection process of their collaborative album, “We had all decided to put our own songs on the album. It turned out fine.”
He noted that the most personal song on the new record is “The Route That I Took,” which is a tribute to the late country singer George Jones. “Aaron and Joe and I recorded it together for the album. I had also recorded it a few years ago and I pitched it to George Jones and he loved it, but he never got around to doing it. It was written for George Jones and I wasn’t going to send it to anybody else. It would have stayed in a drawer forever. I thought it was done very tastefully and I did it as a personal gift to my friend. So far, I haven’t had any negatives on it because it’s a great song about Jones. I loved him. He was my friend and I miss him and I love him. I always used to call him the ‘king of country soul,’” he shared.
Sammy is out on tour promoting his latest CD with Aaron and Joe. “We hope to take this tour on through 2014 and 2015, I hope. It is doing that well and we are selling a lot of tickets. The people are really liking it,” he revealed.
To learn more about country singer Sammy Kershaw, visit his official website.
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