Records signing him to a long-term contract. In November , "Louisiana Man" was broadcast back to earth by the crew of the Apollo 12 moon mission. Capitol SMAS . Despite the success of his solo career, Kershaw was plagued by depression and sorrow.
His father had committed suicide when he was only seven. His son, Tyler, plays drums in his band as well as manages his shows. Kershaw rebounded with his biggest selling hit, "Hello Woman", which reached the country music Top By , Kershaw's battle with drug and alcohol abuse came to a close and his previously erratic behavior changed for the better.
His brother Rusty died on October 23, Kershaw formerly owned and operated The Bayou House, a restaurant in Lucerne, Colorado, but parted ways with his partners in due to his displeasure with management and ambiance.
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By that time, he had mastered the fiddle, which he played from the age of five, and was on his way to teaching himself to play 28 instruments. Kershaw became interested in Cajun music during parties his parents would host on the family's houseboat in Louisiana, where he first heard Cajun bands playing the music.
Doug grew up surrounded by Cajun fiddle and accordion music. After teaching his brother, Rusty, to play guitar, he formed a band, the Continental Playboys, with Rusty and older brother Nelson "Peewee" Kershaw in Although the brothers initially sang in French, J. Later that same year, Doug and Rusty were invited to become members of the Louisiana Hayride cast.
They devoted their attention to the military until their discharge three years later. After fulfilling their military obligation, the two brothers recorded " Louisiana Man ", an autobiographical song that Doug had written while in the Army.
The song not only sold millions of copies but over the years has come to be considered a standard of modern Cajun music. There were three albums released by the duo on Hickory Records , only one being released before they split up. Louisiana Man HR was the final Hickory album, released in By , the brothers had elected to go their separate ways. It took another three years before Kershaw signed a songwriters' contract with BMI, in In June , Kershaw made his first network television appearance on the debut of the Johnny Cash Show.
While it seemed to many rock and pop fans that Kershaw had appeared out of nowhere, he had already sold more than 18 million copies of the records he had made in the early '60s with his brother, Rusty. His performance in front of a national audience led to Warner Bros.Sep 05, · Listen to your favorite songs from Cajun Shuffle by Doug Kershaw & Rusty Now. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Download our mobile app now.