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South Dakota native Sherwin Linton launched his career in the music business in 1956 as a 16 year-old disc jockey and live performer of country and rockabilly music on radio station KWAT in Watertown. Moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1957, this talented singer, guitarist and songwriter began performing throughout the country. Sherwin journeyed to Nashville in 1966 and recorded “Cotton King,” a song that catapulted him to the top of the Country charts. Roy Acuff was so impressed with Sherwin that he signed Sherwin to his legendary Acuff-Rose Publishing Company and Hickory Records, resulting in numerous TV appearances and nationwide tours. Following the 1971 release of a live tribute album, “Hello, I’m Not Johnny Cash,” Sherwin received multiple national nominations from the CMA and ACM (and praise from Cash himself). Subsequent hits included the 1986 novelty song “Santa Got A DWI,” an anti-drunk driving song that hit the charts and became a Christmas favorite (and has sold over 1 million copies). In 2011 Sherwin continues his prolific recording career with the release of a new CD “Hillbilly Heaven.” This project is a duet CD pairing him with many of his Grand Ole Opry and Country Music friends. Already awarded the Rural Roots Music Commission - Traditional CD of the Year  “Hillbilly Heaven” has also garnered Sherwin three Grammy nominations.  Sherwin has been a true ambassador, romanticizing his home state with memories of railroad life and growing up in small South Dakota towns – themes that are woven into the fabric of more than 25 albums and over 55 years of live performances across the U.S. and Canada.


Buck Owens   Act Naturally
Cryin Time
I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
Together Again
Carl Smith   Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way
There She Goes
Christmas   All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
An Old Christmas Card
Blue Christmas
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Christmas Carols By The Old Corral
Christmas Guest
Christmas Has A Way
Christmas Island
Christmas Memories
Christmas Times A Comin
Deck The halls
Evie The Evergreen
Go Tell it On The Mountain
Good Old Fashioned Country Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissin Santa Claus
I Saw Three Ships
I’m Gettin Nothin For Christmas
I’m Just A Droopy Little Christmas Tree
I’m The Angel In The Christmas Play
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Last Month Of The Year
Mele Kaliki Maka
Merry Christmas Day
Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus
Oh Holy Night
Pretty Paper
Rockabilly Christmas
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Rockin Little Christmas
Ruby Red Nose
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Santa Claus Is Comin To Town
Santa Got A DWI
Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy
Silent Night
Silver Bells
The Christmas Eve Train
The Christmas Song
The Winter Song
To Heck With Old Santa Claus
Truckin Trees For Christmas
Up On The House Top
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Classic Love Songs   Blue Spanish Eyes
Eleven Roses
Return To Me
The Last Farewell
The Rose
Unchained Melody
Cowboy & Western   Cool Water
Home On The Range
I Ride An Old Paint
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
One More Ride
Red River Valley
Springtime In The Rockies
Streets Of Laredo
Tumbling Tumbleweed
You Are My Sunshine
Don Gibson   Blue, Blue Day
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Just One Time
Legend In My Time
Oh Lonesome Me
Sea Of A Heartbreak
Duets   As Long As I Live
Dixie Darlin
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Long Legged Guitar Pickin Man
Love Me Forever Today
Old Flames
Vaya Con Dios
Ernest Tubb   I’m Walkin The Floor Over You
Rainbow At Midnight
Waltz Across Texas
Folk   Beautiful Brown Eyes
Dixie Darlin
Forever Young
Girl From The North Country
Good Night Irene
Green Back Dollar
He Had A Long Chain On
Lay Lady Lay
Mary Ann
On Top Of Old Smokey
Scarlet Ribbons
Spanish Boots Of Spanish Leather
Tennessee Stud
Tijuana Jail
Tom Dooley
Wilderness Road
With God On Our Side
Yellow Rose Of Texas
George Jones   He Stopped Loving Her Today
She Thinks I Still Care
The Race Is On
Walk Through This World With Me
White Lightnin
Gospel   Church In The Wildwood
Daddy Sang Bass
Falling Leaves
Farside Banks Of Jordan
I Was There When It Happened
If You Had Taken Jesus
In The Garden
Love Lifted Me
My Church
Rock Of Ages
Silver & Gold
That Old Time Religion
The Old Rugged Cross
The Rosary My Mother Gave To Me
Up Above My Head
Were you There
What A Friend
When The Roll Is Called up Yonder
Hank Snow   I’m Movin On
I’ve Been Everywhere
Hank Williams   Cold, Cold Heart
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
You Win Again
Your Cheatin Heart
Instrumentals   Apache
Beer Barrel Polka
Foggy Mountian Breakdown
Honky Tonk
Orange Blossom Special
Stars And Stripes Forever
Steel Guitar Rag
Jim Reeves   Adios Amigo
Am I Losing You
Four Walls
He’ll Have To Go
The Blizzard
Jimmie Rodgers   Mule Skinner Blues
Waitin For A Train
Johnny Cash   A Thing Called Love
All Over Again
Bad News
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Big River
Boy Named Sue
Cocaine Blues
Cry, Cry, Cry
Everybody Loves A Nut
Folsom Prison Blues
Frankie’s Man Johnny
Get Rhythm
Give My Love To Rose
Greystone Chapel
Guess Things Happen That Way
Hey Porter
Home Of The Blues
I Hears That Lonesome Whistle Blow
I Still Miss Someone
I Walk The Line
I Was There When It Happened
I’ve Got Stripes
It Ain’t Me Babe
Johnny Yuma The Rebel
Long Legged Guitar Pickin Man
One Piece At A Time
Orange Blossom Special
Papa Played The Dobro
Ragged Old Flag
Ring Of Fire
Rock Island Line
Run Softly Blue River
Seasons Of My Heart
So Doggone Lonesome
Sunday Morning Comin Down
Tennessee Flat Top Box
The Night Hank Williams Came To Town
The One On The Right Is On The Left
The Talking Leaves
The Ways Of A Woman In Love
The Wind Changes
There you Go
Wreck Of The Old 97
Johnny Horton   Battle Of New Orleans
Honky Tonk Man
North To Alaska
One Woman Man
Lefty Frizzell   Always Late
If You Got The Money
Long Black Veil
Mom & Dad’s Waltz
Marty Robbins   El Paso
Singing The Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Merle Haggard   Branded man
Okie From Muskogee
Sing Me Back Home
Swinging Doors
The Bottle Let Me Down
The Fugitive
Today I Started Loving You Again
Workin Man Blues
Patriotic   America The Beautiful
God Bless America
God Bless America Again
My Country Tis Of Thee
Ragged Old Flag
She Wears A Yellow Ribbon
Stars and Stripes Forever
Thank You For Serving
There’s A Star Spangles Banner Waving Somewhere
They’re Bringing Johnny Home
They’re Coming To America
This Land Is Your Land
Patsy Cline   Crazy
He’s Got You
I Fall To Pieces
Sweet Dreams
Walkin After Midnight
Ray Price   Crazy Arms
Heartaches By The Number
Letters Have No Arms
My Shoes Keep Walkin Back To you
Rhythm & Blues   I Almost Lost My Mind
I’m Just A Rollin Stone
Runnin And Hidin
Since I Met You Baby
Rock-N-Roll And Rock-A-Billy   Along Came Jones
Be Bop A Lula
Black Denim Trousers
Blue Berry Hill
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Blue Suede Shoes
Da Doo Run Run
Don’t Stop
Great Balls Of Fire
Heartbreak Hotel
Honey Don’t
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I’m Walkin
It’s All Over Now
It’s So Easy
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny Be Goode
Keep A Knockin
Leader Of The Pack
Listen To Me
Lonely Weekends
Long Tall Sally
Love Me
Maybe Baby
Mean Woman Blues
Mystery Train
Oh Boy
Party Doll
Peggy Sue
Proud Mary
Raining In My Heart
Rave On
Rip It Up
Rock Around The Clock
School Days
Shake Rattle And Roll
Sweet Little 16
Sweet Little Rock And Roller
That’ll Be The Day
That’s Alright
Turn Around
Whole Lotta Shakin
Wipe Out
You Never Can Tell
Sherwin Linton Recordings   Back Home Again
Cotton King
Crystal Chandeliers
Drifting Apart
Forever On The Stage
Ghost Riders In The Sky
Good Old Electric Washing Machine
Hank Williams Will Live Forever
I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven
Innocent Rose
Just Good Old Boys
Livin My Life With A Cheater
Milk Bucket Boogie
Mom & Dad
Mule Skinner Blues
Neon Moon
Not Among The Loving
Rapid City, SD
Santa Got A DWI
Thank You For Serving
That Old Gravel Road
The Chance I’ll Have To Take
The Deadwood Stage
They Call The Wind Mariah
Traveling Minstrel Man
When I’ve Got More Time
When She Cries
You Gave Me A Mountain
Sons Of The Pioneers   Cool Water
Tumbling Tumbleweed
Stonewall Jackson   A Wound Time Can’t Erase
Don’t Be Angry
Smoke Along The Track
Tammy Wynette   Apartment #9
Good Girls Gonna Go bad
Singing My Song
Stand By your Man
Traditional Country Classics – Female   Blue Bayou
Blue Kentucky Girl
Candy Kisses
Coal Miners Daughter
Daisy A Day
French Song
Happiest Girl In The Whole USA
Harper Valley PTA
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Ivory Tower
Mountain Of Love
My Adobe Hacienda
My Baby Thinks He’s A Train
No Charge
Rocky Top Tennessee
Satin Sheets
The Wayward Wind
When Will I Be Loved
Wildwood Flower
Traditional Country Classics - Male   Amanda
Back In The Saddle Again
Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Big, Big Love
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Bottom Of A Mountain
Bouquet Of Roses
Class Of 57
Easy Lovin’
Girl On The Billboard
Gonna Find Me A Bluebird
Green, Green Grass Of Home
Honky Tonk Amnesia
Hot Rod Lincoln
Hot Rod Race
It’s Only Make Believe
My Elusive Dreams
Peace In The Valley
Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Rose Colored Glasses
Send Me The Pillow The You Dream On
Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
Six Days On The Road
Sixteen Tones
Some Broken hearts Never Mend
Springtime In The Rockies
Try A Little Kindness
Wabash Cannon Ball
Walk On By
Washed My Face In The Morning Dew
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
Wild Side Of Life
Wings Of A Dove
You Don’t Call Me Darlin
Wanda Jackson   Let’s Have A Party
Silver Threads & Golden Needles
Waylon Jennings   Good Hearted Woman
Green River
Luckenbach Texas
Rainy Day Woman
Time To Bum Again
Webb Pierce   Honky Tonk Song
There Stand The Glass