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Sherwin Linton’s 85th Birthday Show

Jul 28 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$30.00 - $40.00
Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 75 minutes before showtimes.

Classic Country, Rockabilly, Folk, Americana

Sherwin, Pam and “The Cotton Kings” celebrate Sherwin’s milestone 85th birthday with a show packed full of Classic Country Songs and Sherwin’s always popular “Tribute To Johnny Cash.”

Sherwin Linton Lead Guitar and Vocals
Pam Linton Vocals
Norton Lawellin Keys, Key Bass and Vocals
Kenny Wilson Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Flat Top Guitar and Dobro
Don Nustad Drums

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. Country icon 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). Sherwin continued his prolific recording career in 2011 with the release of a CD “Hillbilly Heaven” pairin him with many Grand Ole Opry and Country Music friends. Sherwin’s latest album is a 43-song double CD set of 19th and early 20th Century songs he learned from his parents. “Sunday Drives With Mom and Dad” received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album of 2023. Sherwin has been a true music 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 27 albums and over 68 years of live performances across the U.S. and Canada.

“Sherwin Linton has been a great correspondent for Country Music for many years. He is the go-to guy for all things concerning authentic Country Music. In the mid-west, Sherwin is a larger than life Country singing, string bending, rhinestone wearing, boot heel dragging, fancy car driving, cowboy hat wearing state of the art Country Music star if there ever was one. Most of all he’s my pal. I always enjoy his work.” — Marty Stuart, “The Marty Stuart Show”, RFD-TV


Jul 28
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$30.00 - $40.00
Tickets Here:


The Belvedere at Crooners
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55448 United States

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