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Sammy Kershaw Net Worth $5 Million

What Is Sammy Kershaw’s Net Worth?

Sammy Kershaw is an American platinum-selling country music artist who has a net worth of $5 million. He is best known for his numerous top forty hits, including “Haunted Heart” and “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful.” 

He was born on February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana, USA.

His grandfather gave him his first guitar as a gift at age 7.

When he was 11, his father died. Soon, Kershaw started to play roadhouses at night to support his family while working various jobs by day. 

Sammy was also taken under the wing of a family friend and a well-known country bandleader named J. B. Perry.

Around 1970, Kershaw began playing with J. B. Perry and his band in Kaplan.

In 1980, Sammy moved to Oklahoma and started to sing in local bands.

His traditional country voice found a receptive audience in the early 1990s, with his first album being certified platinum by the RIAA. In addition, the album produced four hit singles.

In 1993, he released his second album, titled – ”Haunted Heart.” The lead-off single, “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” topped the singles chart. Also, the single became one of the most played records on Country Radio over the past twenty years.

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Sammy Kershaw is shown performing on stage during a “live” concert appearance on January 22, 1995 – @Getty

In 1994, on the album Skynyrd Frynds, Sammy covered the Lynyrd Skynyrd song entitled – “I Know a Little.” 

In 1997, Kershaw released his 5th album, called – ”Labor of Love.”

His sixth album, titled – ”Maybe Not Tonight,” brought a Top 20 duet with Lorrie Morgan, an American country music singer who recorded 15 studio albums.

Sammy stated that he enjoyed working with Lorrie on the song. During an interview, he said:

“I knew our vocals would match up… Plus, we have fun together.”

Kershaw went on to say:

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June 10, 2006 – @Getty

”We’re friends and we have been friends for a long time.”

In 2000, Sammy released an album of cover songs named – ”Covers the Hits.” It included 10 cover songs that Sammy had recorded in his entire career.

In 2001, he released another album, called – ”I Finally Found Someone.” The album had only one single (“He Drinks Tequila”) that reached the Top 40.

In 2003, Sammy signed to Audium Entertainment to release the album entitled – ”I Want My Money Back.”

On June 27, 2016, he performed with a six-piece band in Florida.

In 2024, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye performed at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre.

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From 1985 to 1999, Sammy Kershaw was married to Kim Kershaw.

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Sammy Kershaw and wife Kim attend the 28th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11, 1993 – @Getty

Second Marriage

From 2001 to 2007, Sammy Kershaw was married to fellow country singer Lorrie Morgan.

Lorrie then filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

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Lorrie Morgan and musicial artist Sammy Kershaw attend the 50th annual CMA Awards – @Getty

Studio albums

His studio albums are:

  • Swamp Poppin (2017);
  • The Blues Got to Me (2016);
  • I Won’t Back Down (2015);
  • Do You Know Me: A Tribute to George Jones (2014);
  • All in the Same Boat (2013);
  • A Sammy Klaus Christmas (2012);
  • Better Than I Used to Be (2010);
  • Honky Tonk Boots (2006);
  • I Want My Money Back (2003);
  • I Finally Found Someone (2001);
  • Maybe Not Tonight (1999);
  • Labor of Love (1997);
  • Politics, Religion and Her (1996);
  • Christmas Time’s A-Comin’ (1994);
  • Feelin’ Good Train (1994);
  • Haunted Heart (1993);
  • Business is Pleasure (1992);
  • Don’t Go Near the Water (1991).


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Sammy Kershaw performs onstage during Day 2 of the Stagecoach Music Festival on April 27, 2019 in Indio, California – @Getty

”Country music is not a formula; it’s music with its own soul, and I’m all about saving that soul!”

”People that lie to you. I can’t stand it. I don’t like people to stand there and lie to me knowing that they’re lying.”

”Man, for someone like me who had George Jones music imprinted in my DNA before birth, the last few years have been rough as a fan of country music.”

”I’m not a great writer myself and don’t write much, but I get lucky sometimes.”

”I’m going to live my life like I’ve got one life to live.”

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Sammy Kershaw performs at Ascend Amphitheater on July 03, 2022 in Nashville – @Getty

Sammy has over 25 singles that have entered the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including:

  • Love of My Life;
  • Vidalia;
  • Meant to Be;
  • Third Rate Romance;
  • National Working Woman’s Holiday;
  • I Can’t Reach Her Anymore;
  • Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer;
  • Haunted Heart;
  • Anywhere but Here;
  • Cadillac Style;
  • She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful.

As a teenager, Sammy opened for acts like Merle Haggard. Merle is a country singer of “Okie From Muskogee” who received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2010 and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

In 1994, Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Merle was also the leader of the band, named – ”The Strangers.”

Sammy has run for the position of Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana several times without succeeding.

In 2010, he was inducted into the Louisiana Songwriters Association Hall Of Fame. In 2008, in honor of his career achievements, the singer was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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Net Worth

So, how much is Sammy Kershaw worth? Kershaw earned most of his wealth from selling his albums. For instance, Sammy sold over 70 million combined songs. Therefore, American country music artist Sammy Kershaw has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

He has over 25 top 40 singles, including two #1 hits with “Love Of My Life” and “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful.”

Sammy sells merch (photos, headwear, apparel) on his website. Also, Sammy Kershaw’s  YouTube channel has more than 126 million views (about $400,000 in revenue).

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Donald Beaulieu

Friday 7th of October 2022

I listen to bjus songs every week on different nights before going to sleep. I also read again and again about his life and his accomplishments and yes he is one of my favorite singers/entertainers. I am from Wisconsin but I get to the south occasionally like Biloxi Mississippi for Cruisin The Coast car show so I’m no stranger to the country life and country music. Keep up the entertaining my friend.

Maddie Besse

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

A little story here about Sammy Kershaw, the famous Country Music singer. Sammy is from Kaplan. Zoe never told us this story. But in 2011 Sammy Kershaw was shopping at Fresh Market in the River Ranch subdivision of Lafayette and our son Greg Besse saw him and said hey you're Sammy Kershaw, and as they were talking Greg told Sammy his mom Madeline was from Kaplan and her parents were the school teachers Lazard & Zoe Landry, then Sammy said how he remembered Zoe Landry and then told Greg the following story:)...When he was in the 7th grade he wanted to quit school. Zoe spoke to him telling him he really needed to stay in school, citing various reasons to stay in school. But Sammy kept saying, he didn't need to stay in school...because he can sing! So, Sammy did quit school anyway. About 20 years later he got a note in the mail...from Zoe Landry. The note said..."yes, you can sing!" :)

Al Pearson

Friday 7th of August 2020

You left out the club Sammy owned in Laf, La.

Gene Snyder

Saturday 27th of June 2020

Sammy won't probably read or see this. We all have ups and downs in this life. Kinda like flying a kite...if the string breaks you get stronger string. Sammy music knows no age...but it's like a fine bottle of only gets better with time...looking back is history...looking forward is the future...and it's waiting on you....i've never seen Sammy in person and maybe someday I will have the honor. You owe it to yourself and your many fans....we are waiting and so is your future...


Sunday 14th of June 2020

I still love to listen to Sammy Kershaw’s music and I love to see his posts with his baby girl! She is so pretty! Proud daddy no doubt!