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T G Sheppard

T G Sheppard is an American Country-Singer. T G Sheppard is an artist in the 1970s who has scored over twenty #1 hits in his career, including “Devil in the Bottle”. He is also an actor popular for Tough Enough, Coast to Coast, and Welcome to Paradise.

Early Life and Childhood

T G Sheppard was born on July 20, 1944, in Humboldt, Tennessee, USA. He is 79 years old and is under the astrological sign of cancer. He holds American nationality and his real name is William Neal Browder.

His father’s name is Billy Browder but his mother’s name is not available until now. His father is also a country singer and a songwriter as well whereas his mother is a pianist. However, the information regarding his other family members such as his siblings, cousins, grandparents, and others are also not available until now.

T G Sheppard – Education

Regarding Sheppard’s educational background and qualifications, he never was able to graduate from high school. But he was one credit away from doing so. He dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old and ran away from home to become involved in the music industry in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Caption: T G Sheppard along with his friend (Source: Getty Images)

Career and Professional Life

T G Sheppard was first able to record for Atco Records as Brian Stacy in the year 1966. He then went on to work as an executive at RCA during the early 1970s, but in the year 1974, he went on to sign with Melodyland  Records.

It was a short-lived country label. It was during this time he began using the stage name ‘T.G. Sheppard’ so that he could avoid jeopardizing his job with RCA, due to his recording material with a different label.

Likewise, he was able to record the song “Devil in the Bottle”, which then became a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. It also was able to become a top 60 Pop hit in the year 1975.

After that, his follow-up, “Tryin’ to Beat the Morning Home”, also went to No. 1 and cracked the top 100 during the summer of that same year. And, several subsequent releases during 1975–77 made the top 10 like “Motels and Memories” and “Show Me a Man”.

Sheppard then went on to sign with Warner Bros Records in the year 1977. He started with that summer’s “When Can We Do This Again” and then released Last Cheater’s Waltz, I’ll Be Coming Back for More, Do You Wanna Go to Heaven, I Loved ‘Em Every One, Party Time, Only One You, Finally, War Is Hell (On the Homefront Too), Slow Burn, I Loved ‘Em Every One, and many others. Then, in the year, he signed with Columbia Records.

He then was able to return to the top 10, with his biggest success during this time frame coming with 1986’s “Strong Heart”. Three more of his songs peaked at No. 2 in 1987 and they are Half Past Forever (Till I’m Blue in the Heart), You’re My First Lady, and One for the Money.

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Caption: T G Sheppard performing on the stage (Source: Youtube)

More About Career

Moreover, his success continued until about the year 1988. It was the time when rootsy neo-traditionalist artists started to eclipse more polished pop-country artists.

Sheppard then went on a two-year hiatus from the road to perform exclusively for eight months a year at T.G. Sheppard’s Theater in the Smokies in the year 1995. And, when the theater was sold in the year 1997, he finally returned to the road. He then was able to continue to tour and play throughout the 1990s. However, he didn’t sign a new record contract and did not release any new material until the year 1997.

Finally, in the year 2002, his live release, T G Sheppard: Live at Billy Bob’s, found him performing his classic hits for an enthusiastic crowd at the famed honky tonk in Fort Worth, Texas. T G Sheppard also went on to release Timeless in 2004, an album that had him singing songs from the big band era.

Also, in the mid to late 1980s, Sheppard was an associate sponsor on the No. 25 Folgers Chevrolet driven in the NASCAR Cup Series by Tim Richmond and Ken Schrader. Then, in the year 1990, the Folgers sponsorship moved to Roush racing and driver Mark Martin. Furthermore, he currently tours throughout the year.

And, after almost two-decade hiatus, he finally was able to release a new single “I Wanna Live Like Elvis” in January 2019 with a new album set to be released at a later date. Likewise, Sheppard owned a small chain of now-defunct restaurants under the name of “T.G.’s North of the Border Cafe and Cantina” in Tennessee and the restaurant had locations in Gatlinburg and Chattanooga.

Relationship Status

T G Sheppard tied the knot with Kelly Lang in the year 2007. His wife is also a singer and a songwriter. The couple now resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The pair don’t have children as of now. However, we do know that they are happy together and their relationship is also going very strong to date.

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Caption: T G Sheppard with his wife, Kelly Lang (Source: Tahoe Onstage)

T G Sheppard – Body Measurements

T G Sheppard has a height of 5 feet 1 inch and his weight is 70 Kg but his other body measurements are not available and are still under review. Moreover, Sheppard has dark brown eyes and black-grey hair.

Social Media

T G Sheppard is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He handles his Instagram account under the name “tgsheppardofficial” and has 5.4K followers on it. Likewise, he is active on Facebook and Twitter and has garnered 35K and 8.9K followers respectively.

T G Sheppard – Net Worth 2024

As per Popularbio, T G Sheppard has a net worth of $115 million, and his main income source is his career in singing. There is no doubt that he has many other income sources as well.