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Fiddle Player and Singer-Songwriter; "Louisiana Man"

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After an appearance on The Johnny Cash Show, Doug Kershaw received a lot of attention, which led to a contract with Warner Brothers/Seven Arts. Two months later, Kershaw's autobiographical tune, "Louisiana Man," became the first song broadcast from the moon by the astronauts of Apollo 12.

Kershaw also had a much-publicized, week-long engagement at the Fillmore East in New York as the opening act for Eric Clapton's Derek & the Dominos. 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 done in the early '60s with his brother, Rusty.

"Louisiana Man" had been a top 10 country hit in 1961 and its follow-up, "Diggy Diggy Lo," had done almost as well. The son of an alligator hunter, Kershaw was the seventh born to a family that eventually included five boys and four girls. Raised in a home where Cajun French was spoken, he didn't learn English until the age of 8. 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 an amazing 28 instruments.

In 1955, his first band recorded the single, "So Lovely, Baby." Released on the Hickory label, the tune became a top five country hit in August 1955. Shortly afterward, they were invited to become cast members of the "Louisiana Hayride," a popular radio show broadcast from Shreveport, LA. In 1957, they recorded a top 40 country hit, "Love Me to Pieces." They became members of the Grand Ole Opry the following year.

In February 1961, Kershaw and his brother recorded "Louisiana Man," a song Doug had written while in the Army. The song was eventually covered by more than 800 artists. By the time their debut album, Rusty and Doug, was released in July 1964, however, the Kershaw brothers had elected to go their separate ways.

In 1981, Kershaw rebounded from a series of failed albums with his biggest selling hit, "Hello Woman," which reached the country music top 40. In 1988, he recorded a duet, "Cajun Baby," with Hank Williams, Jr., that became a top 50 country hit.

Kershaw released a French-language album, Two Step Fever, in 1999. Michael Doucet of Beausoleil is featured on the duet "Fievre de Deux Etapes." Hot Diggity Doug was released in mid-2000 and Still Cajun After All These Years followed in early 2001.

In 2009, Doug was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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Louisiana Man: Doug Kershaw Song Book

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Doug Kershaw Biography

After an appearance on The Johnny Cash Show, Doug Kershaw received a lot of attention, which led to a contract with Warner Brothers/Seven Arts. Two months later, Kershaw's autobiographical tune, "Louisiana Man," became the first song broadcast from the moon by the astronauts of Apollo 12.

Kershaw also had a much-publicized, week-long engagement at the Fillmore East in New York as the opening act for Eric Clapton's Derek & the Dominos. 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 done in the early '60s with his brother, Rusty.

"Louisiana Man" had been a top 10 country hit in 1961 and its follow-up, "Diggy Diggy Lo," had done almost as well. The son of an alligator hunter, Kershaw was the seventh born to a family that eventually included five boys and four girls. Raised in a home where Cajun French was spoken, he didn't learn English until the age of 8. 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 an amazing 28 instruments.

In 1955, his first band recorded the single, "So Lovely, Baby." Released on the Hickory label, the tune became a top five country hit in August 1955. Shortly afterward, they were invited to become cast members of the "Louisiana Hayride," a popular radio show broadcast from Shreveport, LA. In 1957, they recorded a top 40 country hit, "Love Me to Pieces." They became members of the Grand Ole Opry the following year.

In February 1961, Kershaw and his brother recorded "Louisiana Man," a song Doug had written while in the Army. The song was eventually covered by more than 800 artists. By the time their debut album, Rusty and Doug, was released in July 1964, however, the Kershaw brothers had elected to go their separate ways.

In 1981, Kershaw rebounded from a series of failed albums with his biggest selling hit, "Hello Woman," which reached the country music top 40. In 1988, he recorded a duet, "Cajun Baby," with Hank Williams, Jr., that became a top 50 country hit.

Kershaw released a French-language album, Two Step Fever, in 1999. Michael Doucet of Beausoleil is featured on the duet "Fievre de Deux Etapes." Hot Diggity Doug was released in mid-2000 and Still Cajun After All These Years followed in early 2001.

In 2009, Doug was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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  • How to book Doug Kershaw?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Doug Kershaw for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Doug Kershaw, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Doug Kershaw or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Doug Kershaw?

    Booking fees for Doug Kershaw, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Doug Kershaw, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Doug Kershaw?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Doug Kershaw for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Doug Kershaw for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Doug Kershaw or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Doug Kershaw or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Doug Kershaw is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Doug Kershaw for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Doug Kershaw generally travels from CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hunter Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neville Brothers, Andrei Codrescu and Jase Robertson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Doug Kershaw for an upcoming event.

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