While at the University Sherman worked for Dick Clark Productions in Beverly Hills one summer on the NBC Special “The Wild, Sensational, and Shocking 70’s”. As a result of this experience with Dick Clark, Sherman built relationships with several veteran, network Directors who taught him the art of Directing and Producing. After College, Sherman split his time between the Agency, Management and Record Company division headquartered in Tulsa, and their Beverly Hills office where Sherman and Dick Howard developed the television production arm of the Halsey Company.
Sherman Halsey discovered and managed an unknown Dwight Yoakam. Drawing upon his Directing talent Halsey combined his management and marketing skills to design and implement a plan which would develop Yoakam’s career through the newly emerging video market. As Dwight’s Manager Sherman Produced and Directed numerous Music Videos for Yoakam including one of the first big budget Music Videos, “ Honky Tonk Man”. This was the first Country Music Video to be played on MTV and Dwight’s career exploded into instant stardom. Sherman Halsey continues to be a leading Producer and Director in Country Music today. On March 23, 2013, Tim McGraw’s video for One Of Those Nights, produced and directed by Sherman Halsey, went #1 on CMT.