By Judy Shields
Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 04/15/2021 – “We did a live show in Brady, Texas and both T.G. and I were given keys to the city and we were so touched and honored.” Kelly Lang told The Hollywood Times during a telephone call.
This husband-and-wife team are the definition of true country music love, being together for over 20 years and married for 13, they know how to work together. T.G. Sheppard said “they have some glue, lots of glue” and Kelly said “is it crazy glue?” No wonder they get along so well, they have humor and each other.
It sure was awesome to have had the opportunity to speak with these two talented country music artists talking about their life together as husband and wife being in the business they are as songwriters, singers, and music makers.
Pull out your earplugs, grab a drink of choice and enjoy the humorous and detailed conversation about what they did during the pandemic lockdown (garage treasure hunting), their careers and what is next for them.
T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang have started a Go Fund Me account for their dear friend Buddy Hyatt. who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. T.G. asked for prayers as well. To help out please click on this link.
Thank you to all of our Hollywood Times viewers for any donations and prayers.
To the delight of country music fans around the world, T.G. Sheppard has reissued nine of his legendary albums as of March 26th through his newly signed deal with Time Life. For the first time ever, these classic albums will be available on all digital platforms and include several of his #1 hits and many all-time fan favorites, including “Last Cheaters Waltz,” “I’ll Be Coming Back For More,” “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,” “I Feel Like Loving You Again,” “I Loved ‘Em Every One,” “Party Time,” “Only One You,” “Finally,” “War Is Hell (On The Homefront Too)” and more. With a career spanning nearly five decades and a total of 21 #1 hits, T.G. Sheppard shows no signs of slowing down.
Visit here for more information regarding the albums.
His 2015 album, Legendary Friends & Country Duets, was a star-studded project featuring collaborations with some of the genre’s biggest stars including George Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Lorrie Morgan and many more.
T.G. Sheppard debuted his new single, “I’m A Song” from his current album Midnight in Memphis on Huckabee. T.G. Sheppard chose to release this single as a tribute to the many friends he has lost over the last year during the pandemic. “I’m A Song” is told from the perspective of the song, proving that although the entertainers may be gone, their songs and lyrics will live forever in our hearts.
Watch his performance on Huckabee Here
“I’m A Song is truly a song for today’s time and there could not have been a greater voice than that of T.G. Sheppard to sing it for us. A true country songwriter with a new song and a new album for all of us country music fans to enjoy. Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
T.G. Sheppard’s latest album, Midnight In Memphis is his first country solo project in over two decades that offers a wide array of songs about love and heartbreak.
His career continues to soar with “The T.G. Sheppard Show” on SiriusXM Radio’s Elvis Channel. T.G. Sheppard also has a new YouTube Channel of his own.
In mid-November, Ascension Hospital launched a national campaign with the song “I’m Not Going Anywhere.” After thousands of “Shazam” hits and Google alerts, this song has taken on a life of its own offering hope and comfort to millions in need right now. While people around the country have been asking “who is singing this song,” I would like to tell you. It is singer/songwriter Kelly Lang!
Watch the commercial here
“I’m Not Going Anywhere” has soared in streams/sales going from virtually no activity to thousands.
Kelly also appeared on the NBC LX show to perform her hit single “I’m Not Going Anywhere” live. View it here
The Hollywood Times also had the opportunity to speak with Kelly Lang about this song as well. Enjoy the article:
More About The Song:
Fifteen years ago, Kelly Lang had a dear friend who was a caretaker for a cancer patient and Kelly began writing “I’m Not Going Anywhere.” Shortly after, she began her own battle for her life after being diagnosed with breast cancer and being given very little hope. Instead of looking at this as a death sentence, Kelly looked at it as a life sentence and began living every day to its fullest, remaining positive and knowing she could beat this horrific disease. Now, fifteen years later, Kelly remains a champion for cancer survivors across the board and often helps with advice, encouragement and hope to many behind the scenes that no one will ever know about. Also, Lang brings her fans annually with her as she goes down the scary path of a mammogram and assures everyone that early detection is the key and to not be scared.
She has written songs recorded by Lorrie Morgan, George Jones, BJ Thomas, Crystal Gayle, Ricky Skaggs, TG Sheppard, Johnny Lee and many more. Lang has shared the stage with icons such as George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Barry Gibb, Crystal Gayle and countless others. “Old Soul” has gotten praises from Lee Greenwood, Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys, Barry Gibb, Pricilla Presley, Olivia Newton-John, BJ Thomas, just to name a few.
Lang, an accomplished oil painter, has portraits that can be seen in the homes of Oprah Winfrey, Sir Barry Gibb, Dame Olivia Newton-John, Larry the Cable Guy and Justin Timberlake’s parents. To view some of her paintings, visit here.
A 15-year breast cancer survivor, Lang lives each day with great enthusiasm and appreciation for life.
In the spring of 2020, Lang re-released her children’s album ‘Lullaby Country,’ which was originally sold at Cracker Barrel stores nationwide.
About T.G. Sheppard:
T.G. Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. That passion, combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment, has made him one of the most popular live performers in country music today. With 21 #1 hit songs, his live concerts are chock full of his chart-topping tunes like “Last Cheater’s Waltz,” “I Loved ‘Em Every One,” and “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven.” With more than 40 years of show business under his belt, it’s only natural that Sheppard has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. All this and more, combined with a steadfast commitment to entertainment, has truly made him one of the great legends in country music.
Go to Tgsheppard.com for tour dates, merchandise, and career highlights.
About Kelly Lang:
Infused with soul and passion, Singer-songwriter Kelly Lang stands out amongst the best. Having graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, Lang has performed with legends of entertainment spanning all genres of music including Sir Barry Gibb, Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Gilley, George Strait, Brenda Lee, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, TG Sheppard and many more. Proving a captivating force to be reckoned with, Lang has made numerous appearances on the largest music shows in television history and her songs can be heard throughout the world.
Her story opens on the road with her father, Velton Lang, the road manager of country legend, Conway Twitty. This is when country music began to take a hold of Lang’s heart.
She recorded her first Billboard single, ‘Lady, Lady’ at the age of 15. It caught the attention of the newly formed CMT network. They reached out to Lang requesting her to film a video of ‘Lady, Lady’ at their expense, and it subsequently became one of the first videos played on the new network.
Lang’s teen years found her on the edge of a breakthrough to major stardom while appearing regularly on Nashville’s well known ‘Ralph Emery Morning Show’ and TNN’s ‘Nashville Now.’ In addition, Lang received national attention as a frequent guest on ‘Music City Tonight’, with Crook & Chase. Bringing her rare distinguished vocal style to the
finals of ‘Star Search’, she generated great recognition from mainstream audiences.
As an inductee into the North American Country Music Hall Of Fame, Lang’s career continues to grow at a rapid pace. She was invited by Sir Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees to perform “Islands In The Stream” in honor of Kenny Rogers induction into the Country Music Hall Of Fame as well as the Grand Ole Opry.
Visit Kelly’s website for neat merchandise, and her career highlights: https://www.kellylang.net/