Road Dog Media Group at CRS with TG Sheppard
We had the opportunity to talk to the incomparable TG Sheppard during Country Radio Seminar in Nashville and catch up with him on what he has been up since we spoke during last year's event.
Let me just say that I had high hopes for myself when I scheduled this year's interview. I really thought I was going to be able to make it through this interview as "just a journalist" and contain my "personal feelings" about talking with such a legend in music.
My hopes faded quickly and I realized within the first couple of sentences that there was no chance I could contain my inner "fan girl" and for that matter my admiration for Sheppard. I have been listening to him since I was a toddler because he is among those legends and icons of country that my parents raised me on. Ok, enough about me!
Sheppard has a new single that was released on January 8th titled "I Want To Live Like Elvis" and he intentionally dropped this single on that date, which is Elvis' birthday. Sheppard and Elvis were very close friends and he does not mind continuing to give all the credit to his friend for giving him the confidence to take the leap into his own career. Sheppard even recalls the conversation for us that he had when Elvis bought his first bus and told him to go out there and make a career of music himself. As Sheppard tells it, "He gave me my first bus and I said 'but Elvis, I don't have a band," to which Elvis replied, "I gave you the bus, I am not giving you a band too." Sheppard laughs as he talks about his friend and you can clearly see the admiration he still has for Elvis.
This year, while very hectic for Sheppard and his wife, Kelly Lang, has been a great one, and we are only a couple of months into 2019.
Please take a few minutes to listen to our conversation and make sure to follow Sheppard on all social media platforms. He handles all of those himself, so what you see posted is what he, himself has shared.
TG, thank you so very much for your time and more importantly for your positive outlook and infectious positivity. Your message to my father in this interview is one that I will never forget and one that, while brought tears to my father's eyes, was so needed and so appreciated. Thank you, my friend. We look forward to catching up with you and Kelly again very soon.
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