April 21.2014 – The Story Behind “Nobody Knows” by Kevin Sharp – December 10.1970 – April 19.2014

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Kevin Sharp has died at the age of 43. He passed away Saturday evening (4/19) due to ongoing complications from cancer treatment, specifically from “past stomach surgeries and digestive issues” according to his website. Sharp died at the Fair Oaks, California home of his mother, Elaine Sharp.

Kevin Grant Sharp was born December 10, 1970).

Kevin performed in local musicals in high school, and stayed active in music. Starting in 1989, he began to experience dizziness and fatigue. He was later diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer and given little chance of recovery.

Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation (a foundation which helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses), Kein met record producer David Foster, with whom he soon became friends. After two years of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Kevin’s cancer went into remission by the early 1990s, although he permanently lost all of his hair as a result of the radiation treatment.

After overcoming his cancer, Kevin worked at an amusement park in Santa Clara, California, while working on a demo tape which he sent to David Foster. Foster introduced him to A&R representatives, and by 1996, Sharp was signed to Asylum Records. His debut album, “Measure of a Man,” was released in November 1996.

The album’s lead-off single, a cover of Tony Rich’s “Nobody Knows”, spent four weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart beginning September 28.1996

Kevin was actively involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He has also written an inspirational book about his experience, and had occasionally toured the United States as a motivational speaker.

Kevin’s musical career garnered many accolades including New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music, New Male Touring Artist of the Year from the Country Music Association/SRO, Favorite New Country Artist from the American Music Awards, Billboard Magazine’s Best New Country Video and TNN/Music City News Male Star of Tomorrow.

LYRICS: Written by Joe Rich, Don DuBose

I pretend that I’m glad you went away
But these four walls close in more every day
And I’m dying inside and nobody knows it
But me
Like a clown I put on a show
The pain is real even if nobody knows
And I’m crying inside and nobody knows it
But me

Why didn’t I say the things I needed to say
How could I let my angel get away
Now my world is just a tumblin’ down
I can see it so clearly but you’re nowhere around
The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
And I just keep thinkin’ about the love that we had
And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me

How blue can I get, you could ask my heart
Just like a jugsaw puzzle it’s been torn all apart
A million words couldn’t say just how I feel
A million years from now, you know, I’ll be loving you still
The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
And I just keep thinkin’ about the love that we had
And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me

The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
And I just keep thinkin’ about the love that we had
Nobody knows it but me

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One thought on “April 21.2014 – The Story Behind “Nobody Knows” by Kevin Sharp – December 10.1970 – April 19.2014

  1. Theresa Morrow

    How can Babyface be singing this song?

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