Sherrick was born in 1957 in Sacramento, California.
Sherrick was given his professional break by producerRaynoma Gordy Singleton (née Mayberry), former wife of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Sherrick was the lead singer of the Motown group, Kagny, who recorded a song for the Motown movie, The Last Dragon.
He signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1987, with Ray Singleton producing an album, titled Sherrick, that contained “Just Call” which reached #8 in the Billboard R&B chart. A version of the Originals’ major hit of the late ’60s, “Baby I’m for Real” also charted, peaking at #53. He also had two entries in the UK Singles Chart in 1987. These were “Just Call” (#23) and “Let’s Be Lovers Tonight” (#63). In addition, his album, Sherrick reached #27 in the UK Albums Chart the same year.
He died in Los Angeles, California, during January 1999, at the age of 41. He is survived by his widow Lynne Conner-Smith and his three children, Kiriandra, Paris and Chance Smith.