Sammy Kershaw started the '90s as one of the best modern country rockers. Wrapping his George Jones voice around heartbreakers and southern boogie romps has led to hit after hit. Kershaw doesn't write his own songs, but he sings them like they come from bitter experience. This emotional honesty puts him ahead of most of today's Nashville stars. It also makes you question his choice in material. If torch songs and Honky-Tonk rave-ups are his strong suit, why has he spent the later half of the '90s recording so many novelty numbers? Well, his idol George Jones has followed the same path over the years and always comes through with another winner when you least expect it. Here's hoping that Kershaw's career is as long and interesting.