Don't Go Near the Water (album)

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Don't Go Near the Water
Studio album by Sammy Kershaw
Released October 8, 1991
Genre Country
Length 31:56
Label Mercury
Producer Buddy Cannon
Norro Wilson
Sammy Kershaw chronology
Don't Go Near the Water
Haunted Heart
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]

Don't Go Near the Water is the debut album of American country music artist Sammy Kershaw. Released in 1991 on Mercury Records, the album produced four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts: "Cadillac Style", the title track, "Yard Sale", and "Anywhere but Here", which peaked at numbers 3, 12, 17, and 10, respectively. Also included is "What Am I Worth", a song previously recorded by George Jones on his 1957 debut Grand Ole Opry's New Star. Jones's style has been cited as one of Kershaw's primary influences.[1] Don't Go Near the Water is certified platinum in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Real Old-Fashioned Broken Heart" (Bob McDill) – 3:22
  2. "Don't Go Near the Water" (Chapin Hartford, Jim Foster) – 3:04
  3. "I Buy Her Roses" (Roger Brown, Glenn Ray)– 3:52
  4. "Cadillac Style" (Mark C. Petersen) – 2:54
  5. "Kickin' In" (Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall) – 3:22
  6. "What Am I Worth" (Darrell Edwards, George Jones) – 2:28
  7. "Yard Sale" (Larry Bastian, Dewayne Blackwell) – 3:28
  8. "Anywhere but Here" (Buddy Cannon, Bob DiPiero, John Scott Sherrill) – 2:29
  9. "Every Third Monday" (Larry Cordle, Larry Shell, Billy Henderson) – 2:47
  10. "Harbor for a Lonely Heart" (Kostas, Jenny Yates) – 4:10


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 17
U.S. Billboard 200 95
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 5
Canadian RPM Country Albums 5


  1. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian. "Don't Go Near the Water review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Music Review: Don't Go Near the Water, by Sammy Kershaw". Entertainment Weekly. December 13, 1991.