Global Warming Christmas
Sherwin Linton, a classic country icon who has performed for over 50 years, comes through with a Christmas song that might be controversial (if it weren't so amusing). From the man who recorded 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), we get St. Nick's take on climate change. 'Global Warming Christmas' brings the climate change issue to St. Nick, Kalamazoo and all of the holiday revelers who may not be ready for an inconvenient truth. All done Sherwin Linton style, plus a bit of warm weather, Carribbean flair! 'Global Warming Christmas' was recorded in Nashville at Hilltop Studios. 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 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. 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 Johnny Cash himself). Sherwin has recorded more than 25 albums and celebrated over 50 years of live performances across the U.S. and Canada. In September 2007, Sherwin was honored with induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. His many other inductions include Minnesota's Rock & Country Hall of Fame.