He’s been called the real deal and it’s true – Sammy Kershaw tells his story through his songs and his barren, no-frills vocals. if you listen to The Definitive Collection, his history is evident – the grief, the heartache, the simple Saturday night joys of honky-tonkin’ – the reality of a kid born and raised in Cajun country Louisiana, the third cousin of Cajun fiddler extraordinaire, Doug Kershaw. You can tell he grew up listening to Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens and his idol George Jones, with whom his vocals are always compared. This collection represents a body of work that displays an evolution of an artist. The music is simple, yet exciting, providing a danceable bed for Kershaw’s signature, consistent and expressive vocals. Released in 2004, 23 tracks.