November 2016

Dear Friends,

Our summer tour passed so quickly and we have been enjoying a phenomenal fall! We are busy preparing for our Christmas Show dates which are just around the corner! We have presented Branson Style Christmas Shows for nearly 35 years and it is an event we always look forward to! Through the years we have performed hundreds of Christmas and Holiday selections, written many of our own, and charted with a hit Christmas song in 1985 "Santa Got A D.W.I." This year we feel we have put together a special show with many of our favorite selections. We hope you will find time in your busy Holiday schedule to join us for one of these events!

December 2nd
Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre

1830 County Road B East
Maplewood, MN
Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre
7:30 PM - Christmas Show

December 3rd
Le Musique Room
4300 O Day Ave. NE
St. Michael, MN
Le Musique Room
2:00 PM - Matinee Christmas Show

Our South Dakota Christmas Events will feature the talented sister team of Delaney & Delilah Johnston from Deadwood, SD!

December 13-15
Royal River Casino
Flandreau, SD
Royal River Casino
3:00 PM - Country Music Show
7:00 PM - Christmas Show

December 16
Northeastern General Auxiliary of the Shriners Hospital For Children Fundraiser
County Fair Banquet Hall
14 - 2nd Street NE
Watertown, SD
7:30 PM Christmas Show
9:30 PM Country Music Show

Sally Smash – Christmas 2014
Sherwin & Pam Christmas 2016

Sherwin Linton Christmas Show to Air on Pioneer Public Television and RFD-TV's "Midwest Country Show"

Add these television dates to your list!
Pioneer Public Television will air the one hour Sherwin Linton Christmas Special on the following dates and times:

December 3rd at 6:30 PM
December 13th at 7:00 PM
December 24th at 7:30 PM
Check with your provider for channel assignments.

Sherwin, Pam and "The Cotton Kings" will be featured on the "Midwest Country Christmas Show," aired on the RFD Network on the following dates and times:

December 25th at 6:00 PM
December 28th at 5:30 AM
Check with your provider for channel assignments.

View Segments of Sherwin & Pam's Christmas Shows Online
Today's technology allows us to share so much with so many. Live streaming of video on social media sites is an everyday occurence. We load video to web sites like You Tube where we can store it indefinitely allowing others to watch our segments just like television. We are thankful these kinds of media sources exist. What a fantastic promotional tool they are!

Below are links to Christmas Show film from previous year’s shows. We hope you enjoy looking back!

Sherwin's Presidential Campaign Raises Money for the South Dakota State Fair Foundation
A big "Thank You" to our friends and fans who supported Sherwin in his 2016 Presidential Campaign to raise funds for the completion of the new "Nordby Exhibit Hall." This wonderful facility located on the South Dakota State Fair Grounds will be the home for South Dakota Youth 4-H activities for many years to come and has been completely funded with private donations.

Through the sale of bumper stickers and buttons which had the clever and timely slogan You Do Have A Choice - Sherwin Linton For President, Sherwin will be making a contribution of $1400.00 to offset the remaining debt for this 4.7 million dollar project. Thank You, Constituents!

Shop The Cotton Patch For Your Favorite Sherwin Linton Recordings & Concert Souveniers
Those who visit our web sites on a regular basis have been noticing some important changes. We want to thank Lonnie from Lonnie Knight Productions for his dedicated work in redesigning both of our web sites so they now set up comfortably on hand held devices! Sherwin's first web site, built by Jimmy Roberts, went live back in 1990. Since then we have experienced many technological changes and improvements. Today, many of us carry a smart phone in our pocket and access the internet from nearly any location! We are excited that our sites are now compatible with today's technology.

In addition, Lonnie has built a shopping cart which we have affectionately called "The Cotton Patch Boutique." Included there are all of Sherwin & Pam's recordings , DVD's, concert shirts and a host of other items with more to come. We hope you'll remember to visit our "Cotton Patch" for some of your gift giving needs!

Summer Fun 2016

Here we are into August and as always it seems summer passes by to quickly. We have enjoyed many special events already and we are looking forward to August and September.

This year, Pam and I opted not to book our show over the July 4th holiday.  We drove Pam's beautiful 78 Cadillac Eldorado Biaritz to my hometown, Watertown, SD.  On the morning of July 4th we entered the parade at Kranzburg, SD, a town of 200 people, just east of Watertown.  Small town but a big parade with a long history and 10,000 people in attendance. Believe me they do party in Kranzburg! 

We then entered the afternoon parade in Watertown and were awarded "First Place" in the antique car division.  We didn't even realize our "78 Caddy" was an antique, but it is nearly 40 years old!

We had a nice drive back home in that car that is so comfortable and just floats down the road like a big boat!

Sherwin & Pam in their 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Bairitz

Fairs, Awards and A Big Announcement on July 31st

We have had a wonderful time at several fairs and events in July including our annual show at the  beautiful Lake Harriet Band Shell on July 25th.  Sunday, July 31st we celebrated our 30th year in a row at the Anoka County Fair.  I had placed several items for entry into the "Open Class Exhibits" and won two "Grand Champion Purple Ribbons," a Blue Ribbon  and a Red Ribbon.

The most unusual item I entered is a 1981 desk doodle on a desk pad.  I used to doodle on a desk pad as I would talk on the phone and contemplate my next move or date to book.  One of those survived. I framed it and entered it in the Art Division.  I could not believe it when I saw a "Grand Champion Purple Ribbon" attached to it!

Sherwin's "Grand Champion Desk Doodle"

Sunday, July 31st at 4:30 PM I also officially announced my candidacy for President.
Of course I will not be on the ballot, but we do have a very successful campaign under way.  We are working very hard to raise money for the 4-H kids in my home state of South Dakota. All proceeds from the sale of bumper stickers and buttons will go to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation to help to pay a portion of the the remaining costs of the 4 million dollar "Nordby Exhibit Hall" which will house the 4-H program and activities on the South Dakota State Fair Grounds. This is a newly built complex which is ready for the 2016 South Dakota State Fair!

Bumper Stickers and Buttons are just $5.00 each and they read:
You Do Have A Choice
Sherwin Linton For President

They also caption my basic platform "STOP CHILD ABUSE."  I believe we need to do everything we can to protect our greatest resource, our children.

If you wish to order a Bumper Sticker or Button simply send $5.00 per item cash, check or money order to:
Sherwin Linton For President
P.O. Box 48100
Minneapolis, MN  55448

Please send $1.00 per order for postage and handling.

60 Years on the Road  — Look at August and September
It is true that after 60 years I am not slowing down.  We will really be on the roll in August and September.  Just look at our schedule!  Our V10 Truck and 16' trailer are sitting in the driveway just waiting to take us down the road.  People often ask me how many miles I've traveled and driven.  I have not kept track but it is in the millions of miles.  Everything has not always gome smooth for sure with countless breakdowns in cars, trucks, buses, vans and trailers, but  in 60 years I have never missed a show.  I've been on stage with my arms in a cast, rib wraps, following vocal surgeries when I had to be silent and other  complications and difficulties.  We've driven through tornadoes, floods, blizzards and every other kind of inclement weather but somehow we always made it to be on stage wherever and whenever we needed to be. Fortunately, I am not a smoker and never have had any kind of chemical dependency problem.  The Lord has truly blessed me with a long career doing what I love, playing music.  I have to give a  lot of credit to my wife Pam for all her help, advice and support as we celebrate 28 years of marriage on August 15th.  Pam first sang with our show in 1980, 36 years ago.  She is a great talent with an unending supply of creative energy!

Happy Anniversary Pam!

We hope to see many of you at our coming shows!  Thanks for your continued friendship!

Long Live American Music!

May 2016
Dear Friends,

We so often hear and say "Where  did the time go?"  That line applies so many times throughout our lives.  I now look back to the time when I started my first band "The Rocketeers" while still in high school in Watertown, SD in 1956.  Now in 2016 I can truly say "Where did the time go!"  Through the years we have had special 10th and 25th Anniversary Parties, a big 50th Anniversary celebration at the Medina Ballroom in 2006 and now we look forward to our upcoming 60th Anniversary in Entertainment Show in the "Fireside Room" at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre in Chanhassen, MN.

In 60 years I have worked with and employed hundreds of musicians.  I can honestly say with pride that I tried to hire band members who I felt were better musicians then I.  We have a terrific band of "Cotton Kings."  My wife Pam has been with my show for 36 years, since 1980 when she and her sister Patti, aka Brittany joined me while they were still in their teens.  Pam and I were married August 15, 1988.   Our fans enjoy our bassist Pete Brooks energetic vocals and excellent string bass work. Pete joined us in the late 1990's.  Kenny Wilson has been touring with us for six years playing steel guitar, electric guitar, banjo, dobro and acoustic guitar and he often is our sound engineer.  He is busy!!  Ken Anderson was our drummer in the 1990's and we are happy he is back with us again.  Pastor Norton Lawellin has played keyboards on many of our CD's and will be with our band at the Chanhassen.  As you can see, we have a great group of "Cotton Kings."

For our 60th Anniversary Show I plan to do a variety of songs and highlight some favorites  Did you know that I recorded "The Crystal Chandelier" ten years before Charlie Pride?  That "Cotton King" was recorded in 1966 and was a hit in 1967.  That I was given the song "Gentle On My Mind" at that same session but did not record it because I didn't think I could sing it well enough.  That I toured doing shows with everyone from Roy Acuff and Tex Ritter to Lefty Frizzell, Waylon Jennings, Kitty Wells, Johnny Cash and just about every other Classic Country star plus Rock and Rollers like Buddy Knox, Gene Vincent, The Crickets, Tommy Roe and Bobby Vee.  That I have never missed a show in 60 years!  Well, I sure don't want to miss this one and I hope many of you will want to be there also!

Order Your Tickets By Calling 
The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre  

I thank each of my fans and friends for their constant support.  You have all been an instrumental part of my "60 Year Career!"

Long Live American Music!


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