Monday, April 21, 2014

Kevin Sharp Passes Away At Age Of 43

Country music artist, author, and motivational speaker, Kevin Sharp, has passed away at the age of 43. Sharp made his debut on the country music scene in 1997 with a cover of R&B artist Tony Rich's single "Nobody Knows", a cover which topped the Billboard country charts for four weeks. Sharp's debut album, Measure of a Man, was released the same year, producing additional Top 5 singles in "If You Love Somebody" and "She's Sure Taking It Well." A second album for Elektra/Asylum, entitled Love Is, was released in 1998, but it produced no Top 40 hits. He did not record another album until 2005's Make a Wish, released on the independent Cupit label.

Having survived a rare form of bone cancer in his teenage years, Sharp also became actively involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also wrote an inspirational book about his experience, and occasionally toured the United States as a motivational speaker.

Kevin died due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.
It is requested that if anyone would like to make a donation in Kevin's memory, that donations be made to the closest Make A Wish Chapter in the donor's area so that wishes can continue to be granted for other children. Few artists, let alone people, have ever dedicated themselves to a cause like Sharp did for children's cancer advocacy and Make-a-Wish.

A Memorial Service celebrating Kevin’s life is being planned in Nashville, Tennessee. More information will be posted on Kevin’s website in the near future.

If you would like to share your memories of Kevin, you can email
If you would like to send a card to the family, please address it to:

Kevin Sharp
c/o Sue Veldkamp
PO Box 54646
Cincinnati, OH 45254

All cards will be forwarded to the family (out of respect, their personal address is not being posted)

1 comment:

  1. Very sorry to hear about Kevin Sharp. The chorus of the title track of his debut album appears to describe Kevin’s life:

    “It ain’t how far you go
    It ain’t how much you make
    Son, it’s what you give
    Not what you take
    It’s being strong and true
    To those counting on you
    It’s lendin’ a hand, makin’ a stand
    That’s the measure of a man”