Sherman Halsey

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Sherman Halsey
Born (1957-02-22)February 22, 1957[1]
Independence, Kansas, U.S.
Died October 29, 2013(2013-10-29) (aged 56)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Director
Producer
Artist manager
Parents Jim Halsey, father

Sherman Brooks Halsey[2] (February 22, 1957 – October 29, 2013) was an American music video and television director, producer, and artist manager. Sherman Halsey produced and directed hundreds of television shows and music videos for artists such as Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, BB King, Michael Bolton and Dwight Yoakam.

Early life[edit]

Halsey began his career in the country music business at the age of 13, putting up posters and show bills for his father Jim Halsey's Management and Concert promotion company in the family’s home town of Independence, Kansas. This would be the start of a father and son collaboration that continues in business today as an important part of the country music industry. While studying film at the University of Kansas, Halsey promoted concerts with artists from the Jim Halsey Company's roster such as The Oak Ridge Boys, Freddy Fender, Hank Thompson, Don Williams and many others. While at the university, Halsey worked for Dick Clark Productions in Beverly Hills one summer on the NBC Special “The Wild, Sensational, and Shocking 70’s”. As a result of this experience with Dick Clark, he built relationships with several veteran network directors who taught him the art of directing and producing.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

After college, Halsey split his time between the Agency, Management and Record Company division headquartered in Tulsa, and their Beverly Hills office where he and Dick Howard developed the television production arm of the Jim Halsey Company. As vice chairman of the Jim Halsey Company, the largest agency in country music in the world at that time, he was involved in all aspects of the artists' careers. The Jim Halsey Company represented 47 of country music's top stars, Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Judds, Waylon Jennings, Reba McEntire, Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison and many others. Halsey was vice chairman of the Jim Halsey Company from 1980 to 1990 when the Halseys sold the Agency division to William Morris. The Halseys maintained ownership of the Management and Production divisions of the Company.[3][better source needed]

Halsey discovered and managed an unknown Dwight Yoakam. Drawing upon his directing talent, Halsey combined his management and marketing skills to design and implement a plan which would develop Yoakam’s career through the newly emerging video market. As Yoakam’s manager, he produced and directed numerous music videos for Yoakam including one of the first big budget music videos, “Honky Tonk Man”. Halsey also worked as manager of the group The Clark Family Experience.[4] He discovered them after seeing a videotape of one of their performances, but with no contact information on the tape, it took him six months to find them. He asked them if they wanted to open for Tim McGraw, and got them signed to Curb Records, within a few weeks of meeting them.[5][6]

Halsey became a prolific music video director, especially for Tim McGraw. Regarding their work together, McGraw said in an interview, ""Sherman has documented pretty much everything and almost all the videos I've done."[7] McGraw delayed plans for a television network special, eventually titled, Tim McGraw: Sing Me Home, until he could be assured that Halsey would direct the special.[8]

Halsey died on October 29, 2013 at his Nashville home. He was 56.[9] [10] Funeral services for Halsey were conducted November 5, 2013 at Memorial Hall, Independence, Kansas and were attended by approximately 400 persons as well as family. Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Tim McGraw attended the services. Jana Jae played a violin farewell and Leon Russell sent a videotape tribute. A eulogy was delivered by his father, Jim Halsey and another was delivered by his sister, Gina.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television shows [11][edit]

Season Title Involvement Network
1982–1983 "Country Music USA" Associate Producer HBO Entertainment
1987–1988 "Country Music – A New Tradition" Director
Producer
Cinemax
1997–1999 "The Oak Ridge Boys From Las Vegas" Creator
Producer
Executive Producer
The Nashville Network (TNN)
2002–2003 "Tim McGraw: Sing Me Home" Director
Producer
NBC Entertainment, Primetime Special
2004–2005 "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" Director
Co-Producer
NBC Entertainment, Primetime Special
2005–2006 "Tim McGraw: Reflected" Director
Producer
NBC Entertainment, Primetime Special

Music videos directed[edit]

72 music videos are currently listed here.

Year Video Artist
1982 "So Fine" The Oak Ridge Boys
1986 "Honky Tonk Man"[12] Dwight Yoakam
"Guitars, Cadillacs"[13]
1987 "Little Sister"
"La Bamba"[14] Los Lobos
1988 "Always Late with Your Kisses"[15] Dwight Yoakam
1991 "Drift Off to Dream"[16] Travis Tritt
"Adios Mexico"[17] Texas Tornados
"It's Chitlin' Time" The Kentucky Headhunters
1992 "No Man's Land" Leon Russell
"Anything Can Happen"
"The Letter" Wayne Newton
"Too Much"[18] Pirates of the Mississippi
"Going Out of My Mind"[19] McBride & the Ride
"This Broken Heart"[20] The Mavericks
"Watch Me"[21] Lorrie Morgan
"I Want You Bad (And That Ain't Good)"[22] Collin Raye
1993 "Hard Workin' Man"[23] Brooks & Dunn
"I Guess You Had to Be There"[24] Lorrie Morgan
"Blame It on Your Heart"[25] Patty Loveless
"Reno"[26] Doug Supernaw
"Half Enough"[27] Lorrie Morgan
"I Fell in the Water"[28] John Anderson
"That Was a River"[29] Collin Raye
"Were You Really Livin'"[30] Brother Phelps
"I Don't Call Him Daddy"[31] Doug Supernaw
1994 "Indian Outlaw"[32] Tim McGraw
"Little Rock"[33] Collin Raye
"(Tonight We Just Might) Fall in Love Again"[34] Hal Ketchum
"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"[35] Gibson/Miller Band
"Don't Take the Girl"[36] Tim McGraw
"State Fair"[37] Doug Supernaw
"Down on the Farm"[38] Tim McGraw
"High Hopes and Empty Pockets"[39] McBride & the Ride
"Not a Moment Too Soon"[40] Tim McGraw
1995 "Gonna Get a Life"[41] Mark Chesnutt
"Little Miss Honky Tonk"[42] Brooks & Dunn
"Refried Dreams"[43] Tim McGraw
"I Like It, I Love It"[44]
"Trouble"[45] Mark Chesnutt
"Tall, Tall Trees"[46] Alan Jackson
"Can't Be Really Gone"[47] Tim McGraw
1996 "All I Want Is a Life"
"Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It"[48]
1997 "It's Your Love"[49] Tim McGraw with Faith Hill
"Honky Tonk Truth"[50] Brooks & Dunn
"Everywhere"[51] Tim McGraw
1998 "One of These Days"[52]
1999 "Don't Make Me Beg"[53] Steve Holy
2000 "Blue Moon"[54]
2001 "Angel Boy"[55] Tim McGraw
2002 "The Cowboy in Me"[56]
"She's My Kind of Rain"[57]
"The Most Inconvenient Christmas" The Oak Ridge Boys
"Winter Wonderland"
2003 "Real Good Man/The Ride"[58] Tim McGraw
2004 "Live Like You Were Dying"[59]
"Someplace Green" The Oak Ridge Boys
2005 "Drugs or Jesus"[60] Tim McGraw
2006 "When the Stars Go Blue"[61]
"My Little Girl" (with Michael Mayer)[62]
2007 "Last Dollar (Fly Away)"[63]
"I Need You"[64] Tim McGraw with Faith Hill
2008 "Suspicions" Tim McGraw
"Nine Lives"[65] Def Leppard with Tim McGraw
2009 "Southern Voice"[66] Tim McGraw
2010 "Still"[67]
"Still" (live)[68]
2011 "What'cha Gonna Do"[69] The Oak Ridge Boys
2012 "One of Those Nights"[70] Tim McGraw
2013 "Shoot Straight"[71] Michaelis
"Kiss You There"[72] Ronnie Dunn

Personal life[edit]

Sherman Halsey was the son of artist manager, agent, and impresario Jim Halsey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sherman Halsey, 1957–2013". Obituaries. Webb Family Funeral Service. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Smith, Allen. "Halsey's life, career fondly remembered". Independence (Kansas) Daily Reporter. p. 1. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Marty (January 15, 1990). "The William Morris Agency and Jim Halsey to Create World's Premiere County Music Agency", Business Wire.
  4. ^ Stark, Phyllis (December 7, 2002). "Nashville scene: Next chapter for the Clarks", Billboard 114 (49): 62.
  5. ^ Berrier, Ralph Jr. (August 30, 2001). "Brothers on the brink", The Roanoke Times.
  6. ^ Marks, Rusty (July 19, 2001). "All in family for six singing brothers", The Charleston Gazette, p. D1.
  7. ^ Hay, Carla (November 2, 2002). "Tim can go Home again", Billboard 114 (44): 71.
  8. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (November 23, 2002). "Going against the grain, McGraw fulfills his vision", Billboard 114 (47): 1–2.
  9. ^ Shelburne, Craig (October 30, 2013). "Sherman Halsey, Video Director and Producer, Dies". CMT News. Country Music Television website. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Smith, Allen. "Country music producer Sherman Halsey, local native, dead at age 56". Independence (Kansas) Daily Reporter. p. 1. 
  11. ^ "Sherman Halsey Baseline TV Filmography". 
  12. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dwight Yoakam : Honky Tonk Man". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dwight Yoakam : Guitars, Cadillacs". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Los Lobos : Pop Up Video: Los Lobos La Bamba". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dwight Yoakam : Always Late (With Your Kisses)". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Travis Tritt : Drift off to Dream". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : The Texas Tornados : Adios Mexico". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Pirates of the Mississippi : Too Much". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : McBride & the Ride : Going Out Of My Mind". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  20. ^ "CMT : Videos : The Mavericks : This Broken Heart". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  21. ^ "CMT : Videos : Lorrie Morgan : Watch Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  22. ^ "CMT : Videos : Collin Raye : I Want You Bad (And That Ain't Good)". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  23. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brooks & Dunn : Hard Workin' Man". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  24. ^ "CMT : Videos : Lorrie Morgan : I Guess You Had To Be There". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  25. ^ "CMT : Videos : Patty Loveless : Blame It On Your Heart". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Doug Supernaw : Reno". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  27. ^ "CMT : Videos : Lorrie Morgan : Half Enough". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  28. ^ "CMT : Videos : John Anderson : I Fell In The Water". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  29. ^ "CMT : Videos : Collin Raye : That Was A River". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  30. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brother Phelps : Were You Really Livin'". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  31. ^ "CMT : Videos : Doug Supernaw : I Don't Call Him Daddy". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  32. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Indian Outlaw". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  33. ^ "CMT : Videos : Collin Raye : Little Rock". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  34. ^ "CMT : Videos : Hal Ketchum : Tonight We Just Might Fall In Love Again". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  35. ^ "CMT : Videos : Gibson/Miller Band : Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  36. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Don't Take the Girl". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  37. ^ "CMT : Videos : Doug Supernaw : State Fair". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  38. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Down On the Farm". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  39. ^ "CMT : Videos : McBride & the Ride : High Hopes And Empty Pockets". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  40. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Not A Moment Too Soon". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  41. ^ "CMT : Videos : Mark Chesnutt : Gonna Get A Life". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  42. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brooks & Dunn : Little Miss Honky Tonk". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  43. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Refried Dreams". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  44. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : I Like It, I Love It". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  45. ^ "CMT : Videos : Mark Chesnutt : Trouble". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  46. ^ "CMT : Videos : Alan Jackson : Tall, Tall Trees". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  47. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Can't Be Really Gone". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  48. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  49. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : It's Your Love". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  50. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brooks & Dunn : Honky Tonk Truth". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  51. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Everywhere". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  52. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : One Of These Days". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  53. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steve Holy : Don't Make Me Beg". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  54. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steve Holy : Blue Moon". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  55. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Angel Boy". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  56. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : The Cowboy in Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  57. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : She's My Kind of Rain". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  58. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Real Good Man". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  59. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Live Like You Were Dying". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  60. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Drugs or Jesus". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  61. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : When the Stars Go Blue". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  62. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : My Little Girl". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  63. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Last Dollar (Fly Away)". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  64. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : I Need You (featuring Faith Hill)". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  65. ^ "CMT : Videos : Def Leppard : Nine Lives". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  66. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Southern Voice". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  67. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Still". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  68. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Still (Live)". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  69. ^ "CMT : Videos : The Oak Ridge Boys : What'cha Gonna Do". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  70. ^ "Tim McGraw – One Of Those Nights – Video Dailymotion". Dailymotion. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  71. ^ "CMT : Videos : Michaelis : Shoot Straight". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  72. ^ "CMT : Videos : Ronnie Dunn : Kiss You There". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 

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