Sherwin Linton is one of the great champions of locals-only Midwestern country music... Sure, he did his time in Nashville, earning some success in the early '70s, but Linton's real legacy is as a regional bandleader with a career that spans across seven decades. Like many country singers, Linton started out as a rocker, fronting his first rockabilly band in 1956 while still a teenager in South Dakota. For a while he was based in Minneapolis but after moving to Nashville in the '60s, he returned to South Dakota where he's fostered the careers of countless local country artists while touring and recording tirelessly for years. Here's a quick look at his work...
Sherwin Linton "1966-1975: Great Years, Great Songs" (Black Gold, 2006)
Sherwin Linton "...And The Fender Benders" (Smigar, 1963-ish)
Sherwin Linton "...And The Cotton Kings" (Re-Car, 1968)
Sherwin Linton "My Kind Of Song" (Black Gold, 1969)
Sherwin Linton "Hello, I'm Not Johnny Cash" (Black Gold, 1971)
Sherwin Linton "Dusty Roads And Prairie Towns" (ASI, 1975)
Sherwin Linton "Christmas Memories" (Breaker, 1986)
A holiday album that includes the song, "Santa Got A DWI."
Sherwin Linton "Driftwood On The River" (Black Gold, 1996)
Sherwin Linton "Heartland Centennial" (Black Gold)
Sherwin Linton "It Happened In America" (Black Gold, 2000)
Sherwin Linton & Pam Linton "Driftwood On The River: A Tribute To Jimmy Driftwood" (Black Gold)
Sherwin Linton & Pam Linton "In A Nineteenth Century Lifetime" (Black Gold)
Sherwin Linton "Hillbilly Heaven" (Black Gold, 2011)
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