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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5 thoughts 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?

  2. well all I can say is he is one of the biggest story tellers I no ,its sad that he died and its sad that mr sharp is not arouind to explain in detail how he came about this one thing is right it came from don du bose who is from iowa as I am and was staying at the door of faith with me in 1994 and gary Harrison stole a copy of my demo tape .with the songs strawberywine Tennessee whisky every no,s x,s and o,s baby ill take you to the ga games a cohen revision and [ my solo to my girl friend peggy seddon who I lost for going to the USMC in 1977 .there is a short verison the lummneers are sing ing the original tape was storage for 24yrs on a count of dennis morgan beinging prison there was 20 songs on tape .some of the others are wild angal. wildand restless. train don’t run choo choo gary and matraca berg well ishoiuld say garys must of gave mataca the songs I am in court on this in des moines iowa and I am going to see this is righted thank you WILLIAM R MCGRANN

  3. william r mcgrann

    I am still trying to get recognized and heard, iam here in des moines iowa and I am seeing my song about me and my girl and its nothing to anybody why is it something . when its being lied about by somebody else and im seeing it get recorded by every body don du bose hes from des moines and h s here and how he got ahold of the song back in 1994 is going to come out in court I ought to put a sanction on it by the court till we have are conference im sleeping out side hes a smaret one he don’t offer nothing he needs to be in my shoes and that’s he aint going to get away with and the project song made from mine should not even be played it was made with out permission so burn on

  4. Dan

    Shut the hell up you retard

  5. G.

    I wrote and recorded this song. in while I was spending some time in Dickson Tennessee.The year was 1985. Just how Don Dubose and Joe Rich ended up with it, nobody knows.

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